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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 July 2004
...Lisa Downing Dennis Des Chene, Spirits and Clocks: Machine and Organism in Descartes. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. Pp. xiii, 181. Cornell University 2004 Book Reviews The Philosophical Review, Vol. 113, No. 3 (July 2004...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 89–92.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Todd Ganson ARISTOTLE ON THE SENSE-ORGANS. By T. K. Johansen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 304. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REWEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 109, No. 1 (January 2000) ARISTOTLE ON THE SENSE-ORGANS...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 555–558.
Published: 01 October 2009
...C. Allen Speight Songsuk Susan Hahn. Contradiction in Motion: Hegel's Organic Concept of Life and Value . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007. xv + 220 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Lynne Rudder Baker, The Metaphysics of Everyday Life...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 323–348.
Published: 01 July 2008
... no principle of organismic identity over time—no con- junction of nontrivial necessary and sufficient conditions. Even without such a principle, we recognize clear cases of the persistence (or fail- ure of persistence) of organisms through change, just as we need...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 586–588.
Published: 01 October 2002
.... The objects found to possess the requisite powers include human per- sons, who are taken to be human organisms (and therefore wholly material), other conscious organisms, such as dogs and dolphins (but not any of the supercellular parts of organisms), and the microscopica of which organisms are composed...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 July 2020
... his central puzzle via what he calls the utility question : if contemplation is useless, how can it be central to the human good? Crucial to the setup is the way Walker relates an organism’s good to their threptic (nutritive and reproductive) activity: on Walker’s view, perishable organisms achieve...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 422–425.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the state. The legitimacy of managerial authority, McMahon says, derives from the same source. Corporations — or indeed any large business organizations — are often seen as vehicles for advancing private individuals' business interests. But they also play a vital role in securing the benefits of social...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 587–591.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of organic systems without appealing to a Scholastic notion of final causality that he himself rejected. Let us start with the argument that Descartes allows for an ontology of everyday life. Brown and Normore concede initially that this ontology has no room for the naturally generated and corrupted...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the “holistic” perspective that Aristotle adopts to explain their contribution to the good of the organisms that possess them. From this perspective, Johansen argues, we observe that the way a given capacity is actualized may differ according to the “psychological hierarchy” in which it is embedded, as the way...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 465–469.
Published: 01 July 2000
... the relevant processes of unification in a physical organism and its environment rather than in a noumenal self, but insofar as her book looks to prepersonal processes for an explanation of unity at the personal level, there should be no quarrel with Kant. Hurley’s own explanation of the unity...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 598–601.
Published: 01 October 2000
... philosophies, being axiologically individualistic, are antithet- ical to the environmentalist agenda, commonly viewed as underwritten by a holistic meta-ethical framework. To this end, Varner defends a form of biocentric individualism, according to which all living organisms have in- terests, ones...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 403–408.
Published: 01 July 2018
... relationships exhibited in living organisms provide the basis for an understanding of immanent concepts or kinds, and, in this context, Kreines takes up the important dispute between Kant and Hegel concerning the knowability of natural purposes, or Naturzwecke . Against Kant's “full” inflationary view...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 149–154.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., touch, hearing—each of which has a distinct mode of functioning and characteristic objects, a distinctive form of flourishing,” and each is grounded “in the given character of the sense organs and their physical relations to material objects” (85–86). An “object is beautiful because it fits the sense...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 94–98.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of being. The third and longest part (177-290) works out the details of Leibniz’s late metaphysics, particularly his views on monads, matter, organisms, and harmony. Here Rutherford succeeds in showing that these different aspects of Leibniz’s metaphysics form a coherent whole and how in Leibniz’s...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 163–167.
Published: 01 January 2023
... to all of those literatures. Officially, the book is organized around “three unsettling theses” from Hayek. But those—and frequent asides like “Hayek’s prescience is striking” (123), “about this Hayek was undoubtedly correct” (132), and “I … dispute Hayek’s claim” (14)—are ignorable distractions...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 295–325.
Published: 01 July 2022
... , Laurent Louise C. , Loring Jeanne F. , and Fisher Susan J. . 2015 . “ Human Stem Cells from Single Blastomeres Reveal Pathways of Embryonic or Trophoblast Fate Specification .” Development 142 , no. 23 : 4010 – 25 . 1. Human beings are biological organisms, members...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 31–76.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... The nihilist holds that there are no actual—and perhaps even no possible—instances of the proper parthood relation.4 Second, it is con- troversial to assume that there is a world. For instance, the organicist holds that there are only particles and organisms, and presumably the actu- al cosmos is neither.5...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2008
... the goals of an individual as an organism differ from his or her goals as a person, Rich- man draws a distinction between the health of an individual as an organism and the health of an individual as a person. One should expect the health of an individual qua person and his or her health qua organism...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 January 2008
... the goals of an individual as an organism differ from his or her goals as a person, Rich- man draws a distinction between the health of an individual as an organism and the health of an individual as a person. One should expect the health of an individual qua person and his or her health qua organism...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2008
... the goals of an individual as an organism differ from his or her goals as a person, Rich- man draws a distinction between the health of an individual as an organism and the health of an individual as a person. One should expect the health of an individual qua person and his or her health qua organism...