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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 465–500.
Published: 01 October 2009
... of reasoning that begin with no desires but with the imagination. Anti-Humeans who wish to join me in arguing that imagination cannot play such a role in motivation are entitled to replace desire in the above example with whatever mental states they regard as motivationally efficacious...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2002
...David Sussman KANT'S THEORY OF MORAL MOTIVATION By Daniel Guevara. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. Pp. 158, 300. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS detailing the argument, the structure, and the development of the first Critique as well as the changes...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Kieran Setiya Michael Slote, Morals from Motives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. xv, 216. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 111, No. 4 (October 2002) Michael Slote, Morals from Motives. Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 611–618.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Joshua Gert Julia Markovits has recently argued for what she calls the ‘Coincident Reasons Thesis’: the thesis that one’s action is morally worthy if and only if one’s motivating reasons for acting mirror, in content and strength, the reasons that explain why the action ought, morally...
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The Philosophical Review (2024) 133 (1): 33–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Pascal Brixel Marx says of alienated labor that it does not “belong” to the worker, that it issues in a product that does not belong to her, and that it is unfulfilling, unfree, egoistically motivated, and inhuman. He seems to think, moreover, that the first of these features grounds all the others...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 95–130.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Eden Lin Extant discussions of subjectivism about reasons for action have concentrated on presentist versions of the theory, on which reasons for present actions are grounded in present desires. In this article, I motivate and investigate the prospects of futurist subjectivism, on which reasons...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 151–205.
Published: 01 April 2011
...-free.” Russell's notion of acquaintance, since it fits this bill, is therefore motivated by his solution to the puzzle, as is his choice of sense-data to be the referents of genuine Russellian names of particulars. Finally, the article argues that since a version of the George IV puzzle arises...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., there are necessary connections between material objects and their material origins. This essay argues that the primary motivation for the Humean claim, Hume's datum , also motivates the key premise in an argument for the necessity of origins. The very considerations that the Humean takes to show that necessary...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 501–532.
Published: 01 October 2009
... relations shaping Kant's early cosmology points us to a widely recognized motivation for interactionism, turning on a constraint on agency within certain noninteractionist cosmologies. In particular, Kant's early conversion to a libertarian theory of freedom, together with his rejection of occasionalism...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 591–642.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that one should think of attitude formation like one does (practical) choices among options. The article motivates this view linguistically, extending “relevant alternatives” theories of the attitudes to both belief and to the other, non-doxastic attitudes. Given a natural principle governing choice...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 533–581.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is “metaphysically lightweight” that both captures the motivations for that claim and solves the problems. Louis.deRosset@uvm.edu © 2021 by Cornell University 2021 truth grounding deflationism explanation Few subjects have received more philosophical scrutiny than the nature of truth...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 89–145.
Published: 01 January 2023
... situation, then one can know that that possibility does not obtain. This explains how people can have inductive knowledge that goes beyond what is strictly entailed by their evidence. We motivate the framework by showing how it illuminates knowledge about the future, knowledge of lawful regularities...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 239–292.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and these threaten to make the costs of access irrelevant. If this is right, it undermines a core computational motivation for encapsulation and sends us back to the drawing board for explanations of perceptual tractability. An architecture of perception must explain perception’s impressive combination of speed...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 April 2017
... about the knowledge that Mary acquires. What the gods might lack despite their propositional omniscience is not any distinctive kind of information, but certain abilities of introspection. The motivating idea is that knowledge one acquires by exercising introspective abilities cannot fail...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 423–462.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and immersion in alternative agencies, we would have a hard time explaining the shift between the motivationally scattered experience of ordinary life—full of its myriad competing purposes—and the pleasing single-minded motivational clarity of game playing. That shift is well explained by ascribing to us...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 211–249.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the authors draw on an analogy with a similar distinction between types of reasons for actions in the context of activities. This motivates a two-level account of the structure of normativity. The account relies upon a further distinction between normative reasons and authoritatively normative reasons. Only...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 337–382.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Peter A. Graham A principle that many have found attractive is one that goes by the name “'Ought' Implies 'Can'.” According to this principle, one morally ought to do something only if one can do it. This essay has two goals: to show that the principle is false and to undermine the motivations...
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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 (2): 289–306.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Arif Ahmed The essay presents a novel counterexample to Causal Decision Theory (CDT). Its interest is that it generates a case in which CDT violates the very principles that motivated it in the first place. The essay argues that the objection applies to all extant formulations of CDT...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...'-claims, they say, only get truth-values with respect to contexts, indices, and—the new wrinkle—points of assessment (hence, cia ). Here we argue against such “relativist” semantics. We begin with a sketch of the motivation for such theories and a generic formulation of them. Then we catalogue central...