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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 154–158.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Antti Kauppinen References Kauppinen, Antti. 2012. “Meaningfulness and Time.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84, no. 2: 345–77 . Metz, Thaddeus. 2013. Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study. Oxford: Oxford University Press . Tiberius, Valerie. 2018. Well-Being as Value...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 289–292.
Published: 01 April 2015
... claim in three chapters, marshaling a number of intricate arguments. Let me mention three that I take to be particularly telling. First, there is the point about embedding: category mistakes occur as syntactic constituents of grammatical, meaningful, and truth-valued sentences, such as ‘John said that a...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 July 2020
... temporally neutral about meaningfulness—while the meaningfulness of an experience or a life does depend on its relation to external events (meaningfulness just ain't in the head), its meaningfulness can derive from its connection with past events, not just future ones. This means that in order to find...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 432–434.
Published: 01 July 2004
... with names that fail to denote [such as ‘Vulcan is a small planet’] are meaningful” (96). But if expression of a prop- osition is a necessary condition for meaningfulness, mere possibility is of no help; if it is not, it is unclear what role the mere possible expression of a proposition may play...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 266–269.
Published: 01 April 2003
... persons lead lives they find meaningful—even when they do not choose their lives through Millian experimentation and the lives they prefer are not liberal in substance. So autonomy becomes self-direction, where “we are self-directed when we respond appropriately to reasons pro...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 604–607.
Published: 01 October 2000
... to a meaningful life, in that it gives “significance” and “depth” to such a life, at least for life in a modern industrialized world (145-59). Using a series of quickly sketched examples, Wall argues that persons who, through bad luck or bad genes, lack some or all of the req- uisite...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 January 2018
... objects we prereflectively believe exist really do exist. This secures both simple realism (the first-order view that ordinary objects exist) and metaontological deflationism (the second-order view that meaningful existence questions are easy to answer). The middle of the book (chaps. 4 and 5) is...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 583–585.
Published: 01 October 2002
... threatened loss by way of failed and ultimately nonsensical efforts to account for our relation to it, to its recovery as a significant whole, a meaningful habitation for human beings, in the uses we make of everyday lan- guage. Aiming to account for nothing less than the purpose of the Tractatus, its...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 April 2002
.... Finally, Proops follows Cora Diamond in explaining nonsense as result- ing not from the inappropriate combination of meaningful words, but from the presence in a sentence of words that lack a meaning (5, 73), but rejects her conclusion that those who see nonsense as resulting from the attempt to com...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 337–341.
Published: 01 July 2019
... description allows the question as to whether the God of the Abrahamic faiths is identical to the Anselmian being to be a meaningful question, and it has other uses as well, as will be seen.) The arguments given here are purely philosophical in nature. After having established (to his satisfaction) the...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 476–479.
Published: 01 July 2001
... horrendous evils. As Adams sees it, divine identification with human participants in horrendous evils “makes the victim’s experience of horrors so meaningful that one would not retrospectively wish it away, enables the perpetrator to accept his/her participation in horrors as part of a good...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 148–152.
Published: 01 January 2002
... that Gödel thinks of time (and its companion concept, existence ) as a primitive, intuitive notion. Gödel s intu- BOOK REVIEWS 149 itive time is time that involves a linear ordering of events in the world, and thus a meaningful sense in which these events lapse, or flow. Gödel s interest is in...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 341–348.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Semantic Perceptual Account, as this view is called, is committed to the claim that you hear specific meanings, rather than a general property of meaningfulness, and O'Callaghan argues that the former claim is unwarranted. This account is committed to the view that you hear specific meanings because the...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 375–378.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., Seymour's account presumes a separability of culture and religion, which is feasible for some groups but less so for others. For example, it is not obvious that it is entirely meaningful to say that Jews should be respected as a cultural group but not as a religious group (see Seymour 2017: 176). Nor is it...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 541–545.
Published: 01 October 2018
... be studied empirically. And she shows how they can be changed where they are detrimental to individuals, or to the groups to which they belong. While many philosophers address similar kinds of issues, few do so in ways that are both empirically precise and socially meaningful. This is where Bicchieri...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (3): 414–416.
Published: 01 July 2005
... end and replacing it with something like meaningfulness. This challenge to eudaimonism is a compelling one. Indeed, one can think of circumstances in which a relationship to something other than flourishing con- fers moral value; for instance, some struggles for social justice may be better...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 January 2001
... bad. True freedom, then, presup poses bad desires. We can and should, by improving our character, gradually eliminate those bad desires, but God could have created us without them only had he been willing to forgo meaningful human freedom and the good that can flow therefrom. Of course, evil...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 385–443.
Published: 01 July 2008
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 435–439.
Published: 01 July 2016
... their differences. Each activity has norms of three broad types: norms of intelligibility, norms of sincerity, and norms of responsiveness. Laden pulls surprisingly rich content out of the norms of intelligibility and sincerity. Intelligibility requires not just that we speak in meaningful and...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 281–285.
Published: 01 April 2017
... final question I want to pose is this: How Kantian is the notion of primitive normativity? At pivotal junctures, Ginsborg describes the notion of primitive normativity in Wittgensteinian terms: she draws on his idea that rule following and the meaningful use of language depend on our prelinguistic...