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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 (2020) 129 (4): 656–660.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to be affirmative and dogmatical in their opinions.…But could such dogmatical reasoners become sensible of the strange infirmities of human understanding, even in its most perfect state…; such a reflection would naturally inspire them with more modesty and reserve.…In general, there is a degree of doubt...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (3): 425–427.
Published: 01 July 2003
... against V = L. An alternative name Maddy gives to her view is “philosophical modesty.” However, one can take modesty too far. She is quite explicit that, on her view, there is just no way to criticize mathematicians from the outside, however crazy the view they adopt. She considers, for example (198...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 671–672.
Published: 01 October 2013
... © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 Ahmed, Arif , Causal Decision Theory         289 Berker, Selim , Epistemic Teleology and the Separateness of Propositions         337 Bommarito, Nicolas , Modesty as a Virtue of Attention         93 Caie, Michael , Rational...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
...) Requires us to expect chances to be a good guide to the world. (ii) Permits but does not require modesty. That is, it allows the chance function to be uncertain that it is in fact the chance function. (iii) Places an upper bound on how modest chance functions can be. (iv) Tells us how we should...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2015
... intellectual honesty and modesty, frankly observing awkward problems for his own views and his uncertainties. To conclude this review, I'll attempt to ask some searching questions, though Horty's sensitivity to difficulties and his cautiousness make this difficult: most of his definitions are offered...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 112–116.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... According to Allen, “modesty ought to be a right for those who consider it a core religious value” (75). My question is: why are religious folk so privileged? What if I, an atheist, donned a burka or an antimonitoring suit? Moreover, suppose that upon being asked why I would wear such a suit, I proclaim...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 July 2000
... and explainable). In his “Memorial Minute,” Rawls refers to Firth’s “absolute philosoph- ical integrity,” and it is amply displayed in these essays. They are marked by lucidity of analysis; directness in argument; fairness in presentation and response to criticism; and modesty in formulations and claims...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 456–459.
Published: 01 July 2000
... in presentation and response to criticism; and modesty in formulations and claims. An unfor- tunate cost of this integrity is the limited epistemological terrain to which Firth continually returned. He could not move forward without a major advance on the basic project (of how one moves from empirical...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 282–285.
Published: 01 April 2005
...” rehabilitation of Kantian metaphysics Höffe claims to fol- low a “politics of modesty.” First, this metaphysics contains principles of non- empirical origin but does not make any claims to infallible ultimate foundations. Second, it is not theoretical but practical metaphysics because it is specifically...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
... must confess, I neither know how to correct my former opinions, nor how to render them consistent. If this be not a good general reason for scepticism, 'tis at least a sufficient one (if I were not already abundantly supply'd) for me to entertain a diffidence and modesty in all my decisions. I shall...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 159–210.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of a clean, uncontroversial example. Here's a close one: suppose a person is deeply committed to norms of sexual modesty, but finds herself weak-willed on a specific occasion, wanting (and intending) to have sex with the man she's having a drink with. Perhaps—but again, things are murky here—if at her...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 445–448.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 448–451.
Published: 01 July 2008
... relativism: remind them that the default attitude is one of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 455–458.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 458–462.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 462–464.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 468–471.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of modesty. The facts are what they are, and we do our best to discover them, some of us with more, some with less, success. Departure from this commonsense picture requires both a strong motivation that stems from reflection on the nature of the facts in question...