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Published: 01 January 2015
Figure 1   Emergent indeterminism Figure 1 . Emergent indeterminism More
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... 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. Thus, in asking whether preaccident Scotty should take the broker's deal, we have another situation of decision making under indeterminacy. I will...
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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. If you agree that (1) is a natural way to describe our opening scenario, then you agree that our language could (and probably does) exhibit RI. If you further agree that (3) is a natural way to explain (2), then you also...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 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 as...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 299–352.
Published: 01 July 2015
... subject to the same kinds of problems. Although revenge paradoxes of different strengths can be formulated, they are found to be indeterminate at higher orders and not inconsistent. Let me end by mentioning a third paradox that is sometimes discussed under the heading “revenge”: the strengthened liar...
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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): 119–152.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Figure 1   Emergent indeterminism Figure 1 . Emergent indeterminism ...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 489–495.
Published: 01 July 2020
... interpretation who wanted to respect (K) thus has their work cut out for them. Schulz himself seems 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...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 January 2019
... object 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...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 279–283.
Published: 01 April 2004
... explain why 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...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 472–475.
Published: 01 July 2001
... concepts or any related-for example, geometric- capacities 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...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... In chapter 1, Hassoun argues that we need a new argument for why members of developed societies ought to meet the basic needs of the world's poor. Such an argument would have to withstand the objection that positive duties are indeterminate or that fulfilling such duties demands an unjust sacrifice...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 583–589.
Published: 01 October 2015
... 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 from his reading of Kant's attempt to deal, without...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 315–336.
Published: 01 July 2010
... first assume that causal determinism does 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...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 April 2015
... descriptive successes, “classical physics” resembles the mythic warrior who gains fresh strength every time he touches foundational ground in a new spot. For practical science, conceptual murkiness may prove a godsend, but such indeterminate contours hardly conform to our “theory T” expectations. Although...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Sufficient Reason, the indeterminism that motivated Molina. While he agrees with the neo-Thomists that even free actions must be determined by God, he rejects their view that God accomplishes this by particular decrees; instead, the determination is located in God's single global choice of the best of all...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 609–611.
Published: 01 October 2001
... contractualism, applied by Myers to moral theory, is also found inade- quate, despite its secure accommodation of beneficence, on the ground that its implications are indeterminate, leaving it unclear, in particular, whether restrictions will be part of the agreement. Given the vagueness of the idea of fair...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 602–604.
Published: 01 October 2002
... 603 BOOK REVIEWS puzzle is to take Newton’s reference to have been indeterminate as between the two kinds of mass, and similarly in other cases of theory change. But then induction suggests that the language of our own current scientific theories must be full of...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 356–362.
Published: 01 July 2019
... falsehood of various sentences. At least by that criterion, this procedure 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...