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Published: 01 January 2015
Figure 1   Emergent indeterminism More
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... persons who could be the referent of the ‘I’-thoughts in the preaccident Scotty stage's head, and they have completely symmetrical claims to be the referent. Assertion: in such a scenario, it is indeterminate which of I am Scotty 1 or I am Scotty 2 is true, as thought by the preaccident Scotty stage...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (1): 1–54.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael Caie An attractive approach to the semantic paradoxes holds that cases of semantic pathology give rise to indeterminacy. What attitude should a rational agent have toward a proposition that it takes to be indeterminate in this sense? Orthodoxy holds that rationality requires that an agent...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
... indeterminate identity and indeterminate synonymy—and argues that each is unsatisfactory. 25. Though C1 is widely accepted by deflationists, there might be some room for debate as to whether it really is a consequence of the view. Such debate certainly exists with respect to truth, where some...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... Watkins's more specific claims that Kant completely rejects a model on which the first relatum of a phenomenal causal relation is an event and that he maintains that real grounds are metaphysically and not just epistemically indeterminate. CRITICAL NOTICE Kant’s Theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
....” The traditional interpretation regards the distinction between the two notions as reflecting a distinction between indeterminate space and determinations of space by the understanding, respectively. By contrast, a recent influential reading has argued that the two notions can be fused into one and that space...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 299–352.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of problems. Although revenge paradoxes of different strengths can be formulated, they are found to be indeterminate at higher orders and not inconsistent. Once we have seen that some discourse involving truth is factually defective, it is natural to ask whether talk involving paradoxical liar-like...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 119–152.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Figure 1   Emergent indeterminism ...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 489–495.
Published: 01 July 2020
... to favor an antirealist interpretation of epsilon terms, whereby they are used not to define the content of epsilon terms but rather define whether the content of such terms is determinate or indeterminate (see 164–66). According to this supervaluational approach, we let each possible selection function...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 279–283.
Published: 01 April 2004
... indeterministic agent cau- sation, even if real, would be of little help in understanding free will. In a vari- ant on the traditional charge that indeterminism could do no more than reduce our decisions to chance occurrences, van Inwagen has us imagine a sce- nario in which God has a person replay...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 January 2019
... will typically look different to you in certain salient respects (28). Second, vision is temporal , in the sense that vision “appears to be continuous over time” rather than appearing to be “a series of discrete snapshots” (33). Third, vision is substantially indeterminate , in the sense that any visual...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 472–475.
Published: 01 July 2001
... but that are part of her experience nonetheless). The problem is that outline shapes cannot determine the pictorial contents we enjoy. One way to bring this out is to consider indeterminate styles (as well as exaggerated styles such as caricatures), as Hopkins does in fine-tuning the proposal...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 583–589.
Published: 01 October 2015
... whatsoever . . . [but] no order, no connectedness, no parts making up wholes, no space objectively and determinately above or below . . . just sheer, purely aesthetic spatial outsideness ( juxtaposition) as such” (117–18). Waxman's view of the radical indeterminateness of aesthetic space and time follows...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 525–544.
Published: 01 October 2000
... sufficiency clearly doesn’t satisfy this condi- tion, and the possibility of indeterminism prevents either counter- factual sufficiency or causal sufficiency from satisfying it either. And given the invalidity of p*, p must also be in~a1id.l~ 2.2 A Counterexample to p Given the above example...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 532–536.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., in accord with her general view, that here, too, there are fewer associated powers than are had by the corresponding determinates, which appears to suggest that the effects associated with an object’s indeterminate boundaries will themselves be indeterminate to an extent—thereby widening the scope...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 315–336.
Published: 01 July 2010
... not obtain; more specifically, assume that indeterminism obtains (at the relevant point, whatever that is taken to be) in the sequence that leads to the choice and action. Now how can Black’s device help Black to know that Jones will choose to vote on his own for Obama (and indeed vote for Obama on his...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2005
... is not ⌽’ are not true; they are also not false, and so are neither true nor false. Various non- classical semantics have been introduced to capture the meanings of sentences that are neither true nor false, including such devices as supervaluations, indefinite or indeterminate values, truth-value gaps, and degrees...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... has exactly 5,250 hairs on his head? There are determinate cases of “bald,” but there are also borderline cases of “bald.” In other words, predicates such as “bald” are indeterminate: there are individuals such that it is indeterminate whether they are bald. 1 Moreover, the boundary between “bald...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 356–362.
Published: 01 July 2019
... deserves to count as part of the semantic value of ‘true’: as we saw, one way to explain speakers' differential judgments about (4) and (T) is to posit an evaluation procedure that rules (4) to be true and (T) indeterminate. Bruno Whittle's contribution motivates the development of noncompositional...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... Such an argument would have to withstand the objection that positive duties are indeterminate or that fulfilling such duties demands an unjust sacrifice of freedom on the part of donors (37, 41). This is the justificatory problem to which Thomas Pogge (2008) famously responds in World Poverty and Human Rights...