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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... counterfactuals can yield an appropriate notion of causal redundancy and argues for a negative answer. Second, it examines how this issue bears on the mental causation debate. In particular, it considers the argument that the overdetermination problem simply does not arise on a dependency conception of causation...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 533–581.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... In this paper, I argue that they also shed light on the theory of truth. In particular, I argue that the notion of ground can be deployed to clearly articulate one strand of deflationary thinking about truth, according to which truth is “metaphysically lightweight.” I offer a ground-theoretic explication...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
....” The traditional interpretation regards the distinction between the two notions as reflecting a distinction between indeterminate space and determinations of space by the understanding, respectively. By contrast, a recent influential reading has argued that the two notions can be fused into one and that space...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Sydney Shoemaker Tyler Burge argues on the basis of an account of memory that the notion of quasimemory cannot be used to answer the circularity objection to psychological accounts of personal identity. His account implies the impossibility of the “Parfit people,” creatures psychologically like us...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Andrew Bacon In explaining the notion of a fundamental property or relation, metaphysicians will often draw an analogy with languages. The fundamental properties and relations stand to reality as the primitive predicates and relations stand to a language: the smallest set of vocabulary God would...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 169–213.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., which he sometimes called “genuine knowledge” (真知). I argue for a new interpretation of this notion, according to which genuine knowledge requires freedom from a form of doxastic conflict. I propose that, in Wang’s view, a person is free from this form of doxastic conflict if and only if they are acting...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 155–204.
Published: 01 April 2016
... on the definition as well as the scope of the notion of substance. For it is often thought that the ultimate subject of properties need not—and, in some cases, cannot—be independent. Drawing on a suite of historical, textual, and philosophical considerations, this essay argues for an interpretation that reconciles...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 279–322.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Shamik Dasgupta Much recent metaphysics is built around notions such as naturalness, fundamentality, grounding, dependence, essence, and others besides. In this article I raise a problem for this kind of metaphysics, the “problem of missing value.” I survey a number of possible solutions...
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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 (2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Sarah Moss This paper argues that just as full beliefs can constitute knowledge, so can properties of your credence distribution. The resulting notion of probabilistic knowledge helps us give a natural account of knowledge ascriptions embedding language of subjective uncertainty, and a simple...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 337–393.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., this essay argues, taking the good to be prior to the right in epistemology leads one to sanction implausible trade-offs when determining what a subject should believe. Epistemic value—and, by extension, epistemic goals—are not the explanatory foundation upon which all other normative notions in epistemology...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... suggestions about how the apparatus developed in connection with the notion of watching may enable us to offer related explanations of other kinds of perceptual activity. It proposes that a useful distinction can be drawn between perceptual activities like watching which have as their aim knowledge of what...
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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...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... theory of causation is the notion of a real ground or causal power that is non-Humean (since it doesn't reduce to regularities or counterfactual dependencies among events or states) and non-Leibnizean because it doesn't reduce to logical or conceptual relations. However, we raise questions about...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 481–532.
Published: 01 October 2015
... nonparadoxical self-reference to prove conclusively that even immediate full grounding isn't an internal relation in this sense. The positive, second part of this essay uses the notion of a “completely satisfactory explanation” to shed light on the logic of ground in the presence of self-reference. This allows...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Thomas Hofweber Bennett would succeed in illuminating relative fundamentality as not being a dark notion if we adopt conventionalism about generation as well as her deflationism, but it would remain unclear why metaphysics should be concerned with fundamentality so understood. If we instead take...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and my own should be noted. First, because of a difference in our understanding of converse, he takes a neutral relation to be one that is identical to its con- verse, whereas I take it to be one for which there is no meaningful notion of converse. Second, he thinks that all relations...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 410–415.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Ricki Bliss Correia Fabrice Schnieder Benjamin , eds., Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality New York : Cambridge University Press , 2012 . vi +311 pp. © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 Notions such as ground, metaphysical dependence...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 602–604.
Published: 01 October 2002
... is that Tarski’s famous truth-defini- tion does not give a physicalistic account of the notion of truth, but only a physicalistic reduction of the notion of truth for a language to the notion of denotation for the primitives of the language—according to the original paper, to the notion of denotation...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 January 2014
... (given plausible assumptions) induces a richer partial ordering structure, against which notions like minimal element and rank are definable. So one need only say that a notion is perfectly structural if and only if no notion is more structural than it (it is a minimal element in the ordering...