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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 487–514.
Published: 01 October 2018
...) obligations that become overridden are not always lost (i.e., sometimes you keep having an obligation when you acquire a stronger incompatible obligation) entails that (ONIM) “ought” does not imply “must” (i.e., some obligations are not all-things-considered). It is standard to infer ONIM—via (2)—from...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... Why? It is not that you do not have the kind of goal that could justify killing; you do: saving a person’s life. The reason why killing is impermissible is that it fails an important condition on defensive force: necessity. To justify killing, it must be a necessary means to achieve one’s goal...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 112–116.
Published: 01 January 2014
... has written about privacy and at the same time influenced a host of scholars across numerous disciplines. In this volume, Allen offers numerous cases, philosophical arguments, and enlightening analysis. Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide? deserves and will benefit a wide readership. A final...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 227–251.
Published: 01 April 2005
...: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press. The Philosophical Review, Vol. 114, No. 2 (April 2005) Must We Know What We Say? Matthew Weiner The knowledge account of assertion seems to provide a clear and sim- ple connection between the key...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acts of deliberation thus leads to infinite regresses and related problems. As a consequence, there must be processes that are nondeliberative and nonvoluntary but that nonetheless allow us to think and act for reasons, and these processes must be the ones that generate the voluntary activities making...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 239–292.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Tyler Brooke-Wilson Perception solves computationally demanding problems at lightning fast speed. It recovers sophisticated representations of the world from degraded inputs, often in a matter of milliseconds. Any theory of perception must be able to explain how this is possible; in other words...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 173–204.
Published: 01 April 2014
... not be denied by someone of whom one has no more reason to suspect of error than oneself. For Sidgwick, then, the egoist must not deny the axioms. But it would seem that an egoist would reject benevolence . Second, Sidgwick thinks he must show that the commonsense moralist agrees to the axioms. Benevolence...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 481–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
... to the conventionalist's core instincts, including embracing: the view that binding promises must involve the promisee's belief that performance will occur; the view that through the promise, the promisee and promisor create a shared end; and the tendency to take promises between strangers, rather than intimates...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 591–642.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Daniel Drucker This article investigates when one can (rationally) have attitudes, and when one cannot. It argues that a comprehensive theory must explain three phenomena. First, being related by descriptions or names to a proposition one has strong reason to believe is true does not guarantee...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 129–168.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... Does Kant leave open the possibility of discursive cognizers who have different categories? Even if other discursive cognizers might not sense like us, must they at least think like us? This essay argues that textual and systematic considerations do not determine the answers to these questions...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... and necessity. Two central Kantian principles provide the starting point for the comparison: that the possible must be grounded in the actual and that existence is not a real predicate. Both are shown to be intimately connected to the Barcan formulas, and Kant’s views on what he distinguishes as three different...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 509–587.
Published: 01 October 2016
... knowledge.” Whatever else it takes for an agent's credences to amount to knowledge, their success, or accuracy, must be the product of cognitive ability or skill . The brand of Bayesianism developed here helps ensure this ability condition is satisfied. Cognitive ability, in turn, helps make credences...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
.... But—this essay argues—he also held that several perceptions form a whole only if the mind to which they belong supplies a “connexion” among them. In order to do so, it must contain a further perception or perceptions. But when the perceptions in question are all of those belonging to a given mind...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 95–130.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in the future can depend on what one does now, it must tell us which of one's possible future desires give one reasons to promote their satisfaction. I argue that the most natural solutions to this problem are unsatisfactory: they either fail to answer the Agony Argument or have unacceptable implications...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 241–275.
Published: 01 April 2012
... vindications of David Lewis’s original Principal Principle as well as recent reformulations due to Ned Hall and Jenann Ismael. Joyce enumerates properties that a function must have if it is to measure the distance from a set of credences to a set of truth values; he shows that, on any such measure, and for any...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 407–442.
Published: 01 July 2012
... is the phrase “under the proper conditions”: Should the proper conditions of valuing be actual or idealized? What sort of idealization is appropriate? And so forth. Though these concerns are of the first importance, this essay focuses on a second source of dispute. As stated, subjectivists must account for what...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Malte Willer A dynamic semantics for epistemically modalized sentences is an attractive alternative to the orthodox view that our best theory of meaning ascribes to such sentences truth-conditions relative to what is known. This essay demonstrates that a dynamic theory about might and must offers...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
... for this. The definite article is sometimes pronounced with names in the singular: ‘The Ivan we all love doesn't feel well’. Sloat proposed a disjunctive generalization of when the definite article must be pronounced with a singular name. This essay shows that by slightly revising Sloat's generalization, we arrive...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
... connections between wholly distinct things would be mysterious and inexplicable indicate that there must be some such necessary connections. Thus, in the absence of alternative support, there is no reason to believe the Humean claim. Cornell University 2009 Barnett, David. 2005 . “The Problem...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Catharine Abell Depiction is the form of representation distinctive of figurative paintings, drawings, and photographs. Accounts of depiction attempt to specify the relation something must bear to an object in order to depict it. Resemblance accounts hold that the notion of resemblance is necessary...