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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 (1 January 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 (1 January 2015) 124 (1): 1–58.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 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 as...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 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 to the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 an...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 (1 October 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 (1 April 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 for...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 (1 July 2013) 122 (3): 337–393.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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 (1 October 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 (1 April 2016) 125 (2): 155–204.
Published: 01 April 2016
... 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 (1 January 2014) 123 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 January 2014
... thirds. In the first part (chapters 1–5), Sider identifies a wide range of roles for his extended notion of structure. In the second part (chapters 6–8), Sider develops a positive theory centered on his primitive “structural” operator. And in the third part (chapters 9–13), Sider considers applications...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., it takes these layers to be of metaphysical significance. But contrary to what others sympathetic to this picture would say, metaphysics is not distinctly concerned with the bottom layer—what is most fundamental—nor is there a single notion of priority that underlies this layered structure, as those...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 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 (1 October 2002) 111 (4): 602–604.
Published: 01 October 2002
... 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 (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 138–141.
Published: 01 January 2019
... mind defenders are typically functionalist about mental states, which does not square well with embodied phenomenologists’ idea of holistic autopoietic systems. Gallagher believes that it is some form of pragmatism that will be able to offer a more embodied coherent notion of extended mind. The...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 289–290.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Lawrence Sklar EXPLAINING CHAOS. By Peter Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. viii, 193. Cornell University 2001 BOOK FEVLEWS intuitionist notion of choice sequence (and thus the intuitionistic continu- um). Finally, in the last...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 January 2000
... paper 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 (1 January 2014) 123 (1): 118–125.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Only teleology in action is to be preserved. But this is no desperate task, as Aristotle himself was eager to avert explicit dependence of his ethics on metaphysics or natural teleology. A second move is to strengthen parts of Aristotle's ethics. Some notions seem to be lacking in his ethics, such as...