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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alexander W. Kocurek A counteridentical is a counterfactual with an identity statement in the antecedent. While counteridenticals generally seem nontrivial, most semantic theories for counterfactuals, when combined with the necessity of identity and distinctness, attribute vacuous truth conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 462–465.
Published: 01 July 2002
.... The book consists of five separate essays—one each on identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth—loosely united by the general theme that these “logical properties” are real and irreducible. “These concepts,” McGinn says, “form a conceptual bedrock; they stand, as it were, underneath...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
... identical existences clearly are necessary. The relation of identity holds of necessity between each thing and itself, but this is only one case.6 The relation of being indiscernible from, also holds of necessity between each thing and itself.7 All of these claims are consilient with the Humean claim...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2009) 118 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Patrick Mayer James Harris, Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. xv + 264 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Aaron V. Garrett, Meaning in Spinoza’s Method...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 April 2014
... inspire. The book's seven chapters fall naturally into three groups, each with its own distinctive central topic. These are the ontological argument and the necessity of God's being (chapters 1 and 2); the necessity of everything actual and the actuality of everything possible (chapters 3 and 4); and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2002) 111 (4): 497–537.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Nathan Salmon Cornell University 2002 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 111, No. 4 (October 2002) Demonstrating and Necessity Nathan Salmon 1. My title is meant to suggest a continuation of the sort of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2000) 109 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 July 2000
... not imply, claims Gallois, that at t2, SLIDE is in a pond-for at t2, SLIDE is no longer identical with POND, nor anything else in a pond. Indeed, Gallois claims- and he is right to see the necessity of claiming-that while the transtem- poral identity statement AMOEBA=POND is true at tl, it is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2008) 117 (3): 323–348.
Published: 01 July 2008
... The Egg and I: Conception, Identity, and Abortion necessity of spermatic ancestry, however, only when wedded to the question-begging assumption that conception is origin. There’s nothing in the theses of necessity of origin or of original genetic...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2001
...John Heil THE POSSIBILITY OF METAPHYSICS: SUBSTANCE, IDENTITY, AND TIME. By E. J. Lowe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. x, 275. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVLEWS concerns the metaphysics of Lewis, Plantinga, Forbes, and Rosen...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2015) 124 (3): 425–430.
Published: 01 July 2015
... personal identity is simple or complex. Perhaps not everyone, and that includes me and, indeed, some of the contributors, realizes that there is such a living debate, thinking rather that the pressing task is to decide which nonsimple view is preferable. One aim, then, for this volume is to persuade...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
... account can preserve the de re necessity of anything that falls under its scope. Let me briefly suggest one way to understand Descartes’s theory in light of this concern. In an underappreciated passage in the “Conversation with Burman,” the following exchange occurs: [Burman]: But what then of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
... theory and a dynamic system of contingent identity. I then consider a variant on the initial puzzle that helps us to choose between the two theories. The variant also sheds light on how the phenomenon discussed in this essay relates to Frege's Puzzle about attitude ascriptions. © 2018 by Cornell...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
... indeterminate identity and indeterminate synonymy—and argues that each is unsatisfactory. To aid in our discussion of Leeds's argument, we'll use ‘ Δ ’ and ‘ ∇ ’ to express determinacy and indeterminacy, respectively. The concepts are related as follows: ∇ p iff ¬ Δ p and ¬ Δ...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
... probabilistic concept that is closely related, though not identical, to the notions of resiliency introduced by Skyrms (1977, 1980) within his theory of objective chance: Definition 1 With P being a probability measure on the sample space W , we define for all A ⊆ W : A is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
... section “Of personal identity” and the Appendix—there cannot be a further perception in that mind, and so those perceptions do not form a whole. Hence, Hume's views were inconsistent. This essay argues that, unlike most others, this interpretation explains his retreat to skepticism in the Appendix. To...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
... . “Naming and Necessity.” In Semantics of Natural Language , ed. D. Davidson and G. Harman, 253 -355. Dordrecht: Reidel. ———. 1979a . “Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference.” In Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language , ed. P. French, T. Uehling Jr., and H. Wettstein, 6 -27...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... metaphysically sufficient for their presence. But, suppose, you don't believe that those higher-level properties are identical with, or reducible to, their underlying physical conditions. This then seems to commit you to accepting widespread and systematic overdetermination as a common feature of the world since...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2014) 123 (3): 281–338.
Published: 01 July 2014
... perfectly consistent to posit widespread modal plasticity in the semantic facts while rejecting temporal plasticity. Even if the semantic history of ‘salad’ involves only a few meanings, each of which prevails for many decades, the identity of the sequence of meanings could be exquisitely sensitive to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2011) 120 (2): 151–205.
Published: 01 April 2011
... is identical with b, whatever is true of the one is true of the other, and either may be substituted for the other in any proposition without altering the truth or falsehood of that proposition. Now George IV wished to know whether Scott was the author of Waverley; and in fact...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Christian Onof; Dennis Schulting In his argument for the possibility of knowledge of spatial objects, in the Transcendental Deduction of the B-version of the Critique of Pure Reason , Kant makes a crucial distinction between space as “form of intuition” and space as “formal intuition.” The...