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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 (2023) 132 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
...) to propose a new way of deferring to chance. The principle I endorse, called the Trust Principle, requires chance to be a good guide to the world, permits modest chances, tells us how to listen to chance even when the chances are modest, and entails but is not entailed by the New Principle. As I show...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the normative significance of the subject's perspective in epistemology, (2) follows from the kind of axiology needed to solve the swamping problem together with modest assumptions about the relation between the evaluative and the deontic, and (3) illuminates certain asymmetries in epistemic value...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
... that they are ubiquitous. As a result, the usefulness of deliberation to rational belief and action is intermittent, contingent, and modest. Deliberation is a tremendously valuable tool for increasing human capacities to think and act for good reasons in challenging contexts, but in the end it is merely a tool, wielded...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Huw Price In “A Subjectivist’s Guide to Objective Chance,” David Lewis says that he is “led to wonder whether anyone but a subjectivist is in a position to understand objective chance.” The present essay aims to motivate this same Lewisean attitude, and a similar degree of modest subjectivism...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Nicolas Bommarito The contemporary discussion of modesty has focused on whether or not modest people are accurate about their own good qualities. This essay argues that this way of framing the debate is unhelpful and offers examples to show that neither ignorance nor accuracy about the good...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 325–349.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Anthony S. Gillies What we want to be true about ordinary indicative conditionals seems to be more than we can possibly get: there just seems to be no good way to assign truth-conditions to ordinary indicative conditionals. Some take this argument as reason to make our wantings more modest. Others...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 January 2005
... for philosophers com- pletely familiar with the usual options on truth. Chapter 5 covers the relationship between truth, time, and propositions. Chapter 6 discusses two “modest” views about truth that take truth to be a prop- erty of propositions: first, Horwich’s minimalism, and finally Künne’s own view...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 612–615.
Published: 01 October 2002
... ultimately arise from her. Mele calls this modest libertarianism since it does not enhance agential control, but does satisfy the libertarian who values her actions’ ultimately originating in her (213). The development of modest libertarianism is, perhaps, Mele’s most creative of his many enticing...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 April 2003
... for such a widely held view. Szabó distin- guishes between a Modest Principle of Understanding— We understand a complex expression by understanding its constituents and the way they are combined (60) — and a Strong Principle of Understanding— We understand a complex expression by understanding its...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 April 2002
...) and related issues (permissibility of euthanasia and assisted suicide despite the inalienability of the right to life) are discussed in the remaining five chapters. McConnell’s claims for inalienable rights are modest in two senses. First, they rest on some significant assumptions. Among them: Rights...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 441–480.
Published: 01 October 2015
... this below. I claim that, on the face of it, we can know this proposition. For one thing, it looks like we can entertain it. For according to a plausible and modest externalism about content, we have the capacity for indexical and demonstrative thought that we verbalize with expressions like ‘here...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 460–465.
Published: 01 July 2001
... and predicate. These themes are discussed by Tadeusz Szubka in “Strawson and anti-realism,” by Arindam Chakrabarti in “Experience, concept-possession and knowledge of language,” by Wenceslao J. Gonzales in “P. F. Strawson’s modest empiricism, and by Chung M. Tse in “Strawson’smetaphysical theory...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 April 2001
... is an extremely powerful appearance” (358); and then further suppose that the role of such considerations in our lives is, like moral beliefs themselves, impos- sible to shake. Then, Brudney concludes, “there would be no bar to develop- ing a Marxist moral philosophy” (358). Due to its modest...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 154–158.
Published: 01 January 2021
... are manifestations of vice. It is, after all, unreasonable to expect special treatment, or that luck always goes your way, or to compare one's lot only to members of some privileged group. She's thus not particularly sympathetic to first world problems. Instead, she argues that having more modest expectations...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Strawsonian responsibility as a “modest metaphysical interpretation” (54). McKenna's sympathy with the suggestion that being morally responsible is in some way metaphysically more basic than holding responsible is rooted in the fact that holding responsible is meant to be a response to an agent who...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 July 2015
... or cooperativeness as a motive distinct from self-interest and altruism, reason enough to reject his claim that “the book can be understood as a way of completing Rawls's own work” (8). Indeed, there is little reason to grant either conjunct of Sterba's more modest characterization that “the project of my book can...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 April 2001
... framing of a new and compelling vision of the good life, Brudney falls back into all the fatalities of philosophical hubris, no matter how modest in appearance, from which Marx was attempting to extract himself. J. M. BERNSTEIN Vanderbilt University...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 621–623.
Published: 01 October 2001
... The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 4 (October 2001) WHEN SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS BREAKS: ALIEN VOICES AND INSERTED THOUGHTS. By G. LYNN STEPHENS and GEORGE GRAHAM. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000. Pp. xii, 198 Stephens and Graham set themselves an apparently modest task, to understand why people who...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 142–144.
Published: 01 January 2005
... to be worth m + n. Those attracted to self-ownership will likely insist that the addi- tional n belongs to her alone. Otsuka flatly denies this, holding that, aside from modest bequests, the bulk of the total should revert to an unowned condition in order to secure equal opportunities for those...