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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 598–601.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Mark Rowlands IN NATURE'S INTERESTS: INTERESTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS. By Gary E. Varner. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. ix, 154. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS plants, fields, and forests, and our garage-variety...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 298–301.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of it into aesthetic rationalism and an ill-defined subjectivist, empiricist, and irrationalist opponent suggests. That being said, Diotima’s Children is still an indispensable work for anyone interested in eighteenth-century aesthetics or the history of modern aesthetics more generally. Paul Guyer University...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 515–566.
Published: 01 October 2011
...David J. Chalmers The philosophical interest of verbal disputes is twofold. First, they play a key role in philosophical method. Many philosophical disagreements are at least partly verbal, and almost every philosophical dispute has been diagnosed as verbal at some point. Here we can see...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Seth Yalcin As Quine (1956) observed, the following sentence has a reading which, if true, would be of special interest to the authorities: (1) Ralph believes that someone is a spy. This is the reading where the quantifier is naturally understood as taking wide scope relative to the attitude verb...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 317–358.
Published: 01 July 2012
... these issues might seem independent of one another, there is potential for an interesting sort of conflict: the epistemologist might think we ought to have beliefs that, according to the philosopher of mind, it is impossible to have. This essay argues that this conflict does arise and that it creates problems...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
... and subjective faces of the same practical coin. This has much the same metaphysical benefits as Lewis’s own view of chance and also throws interesting new light on Newcomb problems, providing an irenic resolution of the apparent disagreement between causal and evidential decision rules. © 2012 by Cornell...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... diagnosis of probabilistic analogues of Gettier cases. Just like propositional knowledge, probabilistic knowledge is factive, safe, and sensitive. And it helps us build knowledge-based norms of action without accepting implausible semantic assumptions or endorsing the claim that knowledge is interest...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... they are in the scope of epistemic modals or attitude verbs. The new view has two interesting philosophical consequences. First, it vindicates a broadly Fregean perspective on referential expressions, essentially refuting the idea that indexicals are rigid designators. Second, it suggests a new picture...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Boris Kment Antihaecceitists believe that all facts about specific individuals—such as the fact that Fred exists, or that Katie is tall—globally supervene on purely qualitative facts. Haecceitists deny that. The issue is not only of interest in itself, but receives additional importance from its...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 289–306.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Arif Ahmed The essay presents a novel counterexample to Causal Decision Theory (CDT). Its interest is that it generates a case in which CDT violates the very principles that motivated it in the first place. The essay argues that the objection applies to all extant formulations of CDT...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 451–472.
Published: 01 October 2016
... argues that such theories are mistaken. Go ahead and do what is expectedly best for everybody. The argument is based on the thought that when interacting with an individual it is fine for you to act in the expected interests of the individual and that many interactions with individuals may compose...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 255–291.
Published: 01 July 2019
... under entailment, or does the preface paradox show that rational agents can believe inconsistent propositions? Does whether you believe a proposition depend partly on your practical interests? My account of belief resolves the tension between conflicting answers to these questions that have been...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 545–581.
Published: 01 October 2000
... of these constraints is to ensure that the decisions in question-that is, the general will-always promote the common interests of the community. *Jean-Jacques Rousseau, On the Social Contract, trans. Donald A. Cress (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1987). References to this work will be given in the text by book...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2006
... do human beings make and accept promises? What human interest is served by this procedure? Many hold that promising serves what I shall call an information interest, an interest in information about what will happen. And they hold that human beings ought to keep their promises because...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 159–194.
Published: 01 April 2000
.... According to this third rationale, externalists have not correctly analyzed philosophically interesting epistemic properties. They have either changed the subject to focus on properties that haven’t traditionally been the focus of epistemological inquiry or they have failed to fully appreciate...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-interested and moral or altruistic considerations and then try to determine which of these reasons for action we would be rationally required to act upon” (34). According to Sterba, this strategy for defending morality against egoism has been neglected because ethical theorists, including paradigmatically...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 April 2021
... suggests, the volume has many strengths that recommend it to anyone interested in Kant. Giving the principles of common understanding a bedrock normative role in critical philosophy provides a fresh take on questions of growing scholarly interest, especially those bearing on epistemic normativity...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 620–624.
Published: 01 October 2002
....” In JF Rawls also says new things about some interesting subjects that are not essential to justice as fairness. For example, Rawls spells out four different roles of political philosophy and distinguishes several grounds for objecting to ine- quality. I suspect that, of the material that one finds...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 592–595.
Published: 01 October 2000
... to anyone with an interest in the issues it addresses. Bok takes the problem of freedom of the will to be the question of whether freedom and moral responsibility can be reconciled with mecha- nism, construed as the thesis that human actions are explicable in just the ways in which other...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 390–393.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to be the main source of controversy. I will highlight points of contention here, but want to emphasize at the outset that the book is essential reading for anyone interested in attention. Jennings also contributes to a range of other debates, which will help a broader audience appreciate the importance...