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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 471–474.
Published: 01 July 2021
... approach to providing that groundwork. Horsten notes in the introduction that “analytic philosophers generally do not object to a philosophical view being crazy—especially if it is a metaphysical view—as long as they feel that they understand it” (3). I worry that readers who do not understand the idea...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 459–463.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Heather Dyke Heather.dyke@otago.ac.nz Taylor Kenneth A. , Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 xiii + 206 pp. © 2021 by Cornell University 2021 In this short but wide-ranging monograph, Kenneth Taylor...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 115–119.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Fabrice Correia fabrice.correia@unige.ch Asay Jamin , A Theory of Truthmaking: Metaphysics, Ontology, and Reality . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2020 xiii + 296 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 At the core of Jamin Asay’s book is a distinction...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 386–390.
Published: 01 July 2022
... modal innocence because metaphysics deals in modal questions, and if they are not innocent it’s hard to see how their answers could be empirical or nonfactual (thus showing that neopositivism is false). Moreover, Balaguer himself appeals to modal claims in his defense of the plausibility...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 369–373.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Corey W. Dyck de Boer Karin , Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics: The ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Reconsidered . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2020 . x + 273 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 In this engaging, provocative, and highly original study, Karin de Boer...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 382–386.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Stephan Krämer Trueman Robert , Properties and Propositions: The Metaphysics of Higher-Order Logic . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2021 . xi + 227 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 A singular term like ‘Socrates’, if all goes well, refers to an object...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 532–536.
Published: 01 October 2022
... can do no better than to carefully work through Wilson’s book. toconnor@indiana.edu Wilson Jessica , Metaphysical Emergence . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . xii + 320 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 Jessica Wilson’s Metaphysical Emergence...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 523–528.
Published: 01 October 2022
.... Papineau David , The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . 176 pp. © 2022 by Cornell University 2022 What is the nature of conscious sensory experience? In The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience David Papineau sets out to answer this question. He...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 167–172.
Published: 01 January 2023
... to Metaphysics Schema need to understand inference to the best explanation in terms of minimality. The Minimal-Explanation Criterion isn’t unreasonable, but it is also far from obvious. Someone could also reasonably argue that what is important in an explanation is that there is a certain degree of completeness...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 July 2000
...D. Gene Witmer FROM METAPHYSICS TO ETHICS: A DEFENCE OF CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS. By Frank Jackson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. ix, 174. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REvlEWS necessarily and so our beliefs about them cannot counterfactually depend...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 July 2000
...Alan Sidelle OCCASIONS OF IDENTITY: THE METAPHYSICS OF PERSISTENCE, CHANGE, AND SAMENESS. By André Gallois. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xiii, 296. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS sciousness (Andy Clark, Daniel Dennett, Ruth Millikan...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 77–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
...D. M. Armstrong PAPERS IN METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY. By David Lewis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp.ix, 453. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVlEWS The Philosophical him,Vol. 110, No. 1 (January 2001) PAPERS IN METAPHYSICS...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2001
...John Heil THE POSSIBILITY OF METAPHYSICS: SUBSTANCE, IDENTITY, AND TIME. By E. J. Lowe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. x, 275. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVLEWS concerns the metaphysics of Lewis, Plantinga, Forbes, and Rosen...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 558–561.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to conclude, from the fact that there are no such closings off, that there are no actions? It is worth asking whether we should expect a philosophical analysis of the concept of action to tell us, one way or the other, whether action is compatible with determinism. Steward Helen , A Metaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Michael J. Raven Sattig Thomas , The Double Lives of Objects: An Essay in the Metaphysics of the Ordinary World . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . xi + 259 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Thomas Sattig's The Double Lives of Objects introduces a new theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 136–140.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christian Wüthrich Mumford Stephen and Tugby Matthew , eds., Metaphysics and Science . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2013 . ix +244 pp. © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Metaphysics of science, according to Stephen Mumford and Matthew Tugby, is “the metaphysical...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 292–297.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Michael Della Rocca Melamed Yitzhak , Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought . New York : Oxford University Press , 2013 . xxii +232 pp. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 From time to time, we are fortunate enough to be given a book that promises to transform our...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 260–264.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Billy Dunaway Hofweber Thomas , Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics . New York: Oxford University Press , 2016 . 384 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Are there numbers, propositions, or properties? These are questions that are traditionally at the heart...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 399–403.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Clinton Tolley Anderson R. Lanier , The Poverty of Conceptual Truth: Kant's Analytic/Synthetic Distinction and the Limits of Metaphysics . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . xviii + 408 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 In this well-researched, philosophically rich...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 403–408.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Karen Ng Kreines James , Reason in the World: Hegel's Metaphysics and Its Philosophical Appeal . New York: Oxford University Press , 2015 . 290 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 James Kreines's Reason in the World is a welcome and exemplary text in the midst...