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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 240–247.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in practice. Putnam (503) admits that he is a metaphysical realist in Maudlin's sense. However, he declines to join Maudlin's self-described “hardcore unsophisticated metaphysical realism,” and instead proposes a “sophisticated metaphysical realism” based on an acceptance of ontological plurality...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 279–322.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the problem and find them all wanting. This suggests a return to a kind of Goodmanian view that the world is a structureless mess onto which we project our own categorizations, not something with categories already built in. © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 metaphysical realism anti-realism...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 299–303.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., God's point of view as the paradigm of knowledge. That is to say, it favors what might be called a divine epistemology over a human one. An important function of the divine epistemology for this kind of interpretation is securing the coveted objectivity and realism for Spinoza's metaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2000
... metaphysical realism with the appli- cability of the law of excluded middle.) In fact, there is not even a fact of the matter as to whether “patterns” (as distinct from “places” in these patterns) exist or not as entities. Resnik thus exempts himself from the requirement of providing “identity...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 142–147.
Published: 01 January 2002
... their assertions about unobservables to be true, or approximately so (epistemic realism); and (3) What makes scientific theories true or false is the mind-independent natural-kind structure of reality (metaphysical realism). In the first three chapters, Psillos provides a critical analysis of various instru...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 361–399.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of Mind . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Hale, B., and C. Wright. 1997 . “Putnam's Model-Theoretic Argument against Metaphysical Realism.” In A Companion to the Philosophy of Language , ed. C. Wright and B. Hale, 427 -57. Oxford: Blackwell. Henkin, L. 1949 . “The Completeness of the First-Order...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 528–532.
Published: 01 October 2022
... for a rich, subtle, and provocative account of wave function realism. Her edited collection of papers (coedited with Albert), The Wave Function , set the agenda for much of the metaphysics of quantum mechanics in the 2010s; The World in the Wave Function has a good chance of doing the same for the 2020s...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that Thomasson dubs “simple realism.” The existence of metaphysical necessities can be inferred analytically: starting from a modal statement expressing a semantic norm, like “Necessarily, bachelors are unmarried,” an analytic inference licenses an ontologically committing conclusion, like “It is a fact...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 205–233.
Published: 01 April 2002
... such a denial.2 But for the time being we may focus our attention on antirealist views that, whether for specifi- cally metaphysical or semantic motives, do reject realism’s metaphysi- cal claim. 207 CRISPIN WRIGHT 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 485–494.
Published: 01 July 2001
... Hand. Cambridge: MIT Press, Bradford Books, 2001. Pp. mi, 191. A Sensible Metaphysical Realism. The Aquinas Lecture, 2001. By William P. Alston. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2001. Pp. 61. Machiavelli and Us. By Louis Althusser. Ed. Francois Matheron. Trans. Gregory...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 467–471.
Published: 01 July 2021
... for “the underlying unity of all sentience” (203). This would allow him to honor the thrust of the Strawson quotation, that realism about the self and realism about other subjects are linked. But it is not clear why he rejects a less metaphysically extravagant approach, that of the classical Indian higher-order...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 290–293.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Michael Glanzberg THE TAMING OF THE TRUE. By Neil Tennant. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. xvii, 465. Cornell University 2000 Dummett, Michael. 1991 . The Logical Basis of Metaphysics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ____. 1993 . The Seas Of Language. Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 277–281.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., Allais's interpretation brings Kantian idealism uncomfortably close to that Leibnizian picture. For her, intuition involves the presence of its object in acquaintance (156–60). Indeed, this is what explains the realism in manifest realism, underwriting the basic metaphysics of Allais's interpretation...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 144–149.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Vera Flocke In order to explain the different ways in which empiricists and scientific realists interpret the norm of naturalized metaphysics, Chakravartty introduces a battery of technical terms. ‘magnitudes of metaphysical inferences’: a measure of the degree to which a metaphysical...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 April 2003
... little more unity than is provided by the fact that the papers all engage with aspects of Lewis’s metaphysics. The book is divided into an introductory chapter and three parts: “Modal Realism,” “Physicalism, Causation and Conditionals,” and “Reduction of Mind.” The first chapter of the collection...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 596–600.
Published: 01 October 2021
... racial realism , according to which races are appearance-based groups that are not scientifically valid but are real nevertheless, and (2) antirealist reconstructionism according to which racialized groups are real, but “races” are not. I will discuss each view in turn, starting with Haslanger’s...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (3): 425–427.
Published: 01 July 2003
..., Naturalism in Mathematics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. viii, 254. This book marks a substantial shift from Maddy’s position in Realism in Mathe- matics.1 The earlier work devoted considerable attention to the justification of mathematics: why it is reasonable...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 151–197.
Published: 01 April 2001
... in section 2: antirealism thrives on supposing that there is an enormous gulf between the real- ist’s claims and everyday ideas and judgments, on portraying realists as importing unnecessary metaphysics. If realism is to emerge from the motivating ideas I’ve ascribed to it, then we need to scrutinize...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Dana Goswick Thomasson Amie , Ontology Made Easy . New York: Oxford University Press , 2015 . xiii + 345 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 In Ontology Made Easy , Amie Thomasson's aim is to “develop an alternative way of looking at that particular corner of metaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 July 2008
...: Polity. xix + 348 pp. Ahmed, Arif. 2007. Saul Kripke. Continuum Contemporary American Thinkers. London: Continuum. viii + 182 pp. Almer,´ Alexander. 2007. Naturalising Intentionality: Inquiries into Realism and Relativism...