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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 143–178.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Maegan Fairchild According to material plenitude , every material object coincides with an abundance of other material objects that differ in the properties they have essentially and accidentally . Although this kind of plenitude is becoming increasingly popular, it isn't clear how to make sense...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 293–336.
Published: 01 July 2019
... by the perceiver's visual experience, when the grass appears to be green. In Descartes's terminology, let us focus on “the greenness which I perceive through my senses” (AT VII 82/CSM II 57). 1 This property is an example of what I will call sensuous color . Sensuous colors are the properties material things...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 402–406.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Daniel C. Dennett Owen Flanagan, The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. 288 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Christopher Shields, Aristotle. London: Routledge, 2007. xvi + 456 pp. This delightful...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 300–303.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Christopher S. Hill THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME: CONSCIOUS MINDS IN A MATERIAL WORLD. By Colin McGinn. New York Basic Books, 1999. Pp. xiii, 242. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVLEWS Nozick, Robert, 1969. “Newcomb’sProblem and Two Principles of Choice...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Tad M. Schmaltz It is a matter of continuing scholarly dispute whether Descartes offers a metaphysics of the material world that is “monist” or “pluralist.” One passage that has become crucial to this debate is from the Synopsis of the Meditations , in which Descartes argues that since “body taken...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 529–532.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Michael Jacovides Jolley Nicholas , Locke's Touchy Subjects: Materialism and Immortality . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . 142 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 The two touchy subjects treated in this slim volume are the immateriality of thinking substances...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 464–467.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Richard Price Tye Michael , Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2009 . xiv + 229 pp . © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS Paul Bartha, By Parallel Reasoning: The Construction...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... University Eric Watkins (ed. and trans Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason”: Background Source Materials (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Eric Watkins, Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005) There was a time when the dispute about...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Andrew Botterell Andrew Melnyk, A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xii, 327. Cornell University 2005 BOOK REVIEWS erties and governed by a few laws of motion” (18), and gives...
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The Philosophical Review (2024) 133 (1): 73–77.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Lisa Downing downing.110@osu.edu Duncan Stewart , Materialism from Hobbes to Locke . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2022 . 233 pp. © 2024 by Cornell University 2024 In Materialism from Hobbes to Locke , Stewart Duncan provides a lucid and judicious...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., there are necessary connections between material objects and their material origins. This essay argues that the primary motivation for the Humean claim, Hume's datum , also motivates the key premise in an argument for the necessity of origins. The very considerations that the Humean takes to show that necessary...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Thomas Crowther There has been relatively little discussion, in contemporary philosophy of mind, of the active aspects of perceptual processes. This essay presents and offers some preliminary development of a view about what it is for an agent to watch a particular material object throughout...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
... from the a priori character of these conditionals to the applicability of modal rationalism to the nonphenomenal cases is to rely either on modal rationalism itself or on the denial of type-B materialism. Obviously, in the context of this argument, either way would beg the question. © 2010 by Cornell...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2016
... on Leibniz's understanding of the relationship between derivative and primitive forces in order to shed light, in turn, on his understanding of the relationship between extended, material bodies and unextended, immaterial monads. The fourth section responds to a likely objection by arguing that Leibniz's...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 273–313.
Published: 01 July 2010
... on the material presented in this essay I am indebted to John Gabriel, John Hawthorne, John Heil, Ulrich Meyer, Jan Plate, Ori Simchen, Jim Stone, Amie Thomasson, Tim Williamson, and an audience at the Logos Conference on Metametaphysics (Barcelona, 2008). I am especially grateful for many valuable comments from...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 January 2018
... book followed by a discussion. Quasi-hylomorphism (chapter 1) says that an ordinary object is a compound of a material part and a formal part. The material part is a material subject . This is a classical mereological sum of material parts in space and time, or in space-time. (Sattig offers...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 515–519.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., Fichte’s conception of the will, then, is robustly naturalistic. Against this background, it becomes clear why Fichte can hold—as Kosch proceeds to demonstrate in the following chapters—that the freedom of rational agents is subject to a number of external, material conditions, which can be fulfilled...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2022
...John Mackay jmackay2@wisc.edu Williamson Timothy , Suppose and Tell: The Semantics and Heuristics of Conditionals . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2020 viii + 278 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 The material interpretation of the conditional is motivated...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 264–268.
Published: 01 April 2018
... (that is, perceptual/representational) account of experiential awareness (192). Still, he rejects that type-materialism can be successfully combined with such a model of experiential awareness. In the case of pain, a combination of the two theses would lead, Hill argues, to the conclusion that awareness of pain...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 338–343.
Published: 01 April 2023
... are vague since there are borderline cases in which it is indeterminate whether something plays the relevant role. Since materialism identifies consciousness with (or grounds it in) vague properties, it is committed to the vagueness of consciousness. The problem is that it is not vague whether something...