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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2012) 121 (3): 467–471.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Eric Hiddleston Shoemaker Sydney , Physical Realization . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2007 . x + 151 pp . © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS Paul Bartha, By Parallel Reasoning: The Construction and Evaluation of Analogical...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 426–431.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alistair M. C. Isaac Piccinini Gualtiero , Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . ix + 313 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 One response to these worries is to accept a tempered role for semantics in defining computation...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2008
...John Heil Jaegwon Kim, Physicalism, or Something Near Enough . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005. xiii + 186 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Jaegwon Kim, Physicalism, or Something Near Enough. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Denise Dykstra Ismael J. T. , How Physics Makes Us Free . New York: Oxford University Press , 2016 . ix + 273 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 While a deterministic universe, at face value, seems to preclude free will, J. T. Ismael's incredibly accessible and highly...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2013) 122 (3): 511–518.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Christopher S. Hill Pereboom Derk , Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism . New York : Oxford University Press , 2011 . x +195 pp. © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 This splendid book makes several major contributions to the philosophy of mind. It is concerned...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2016) 125 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jeffrey K. McDonough This essay offers an account of the relationship between extended Leibnizian bodies and unextended Leibnizian monads, an account that shows why Leibniz was right to see intimate, explanatory connections between his studies in physics and his mature metaphysics. The first...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Jenann Ismael Frisch Mathias , Causal Reasoning in Physics . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014 . viii + 256 pp . © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 I found the attempts to articulate arguments that physics is incompatible with causal representation and physics strained...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2000) 109 (4): 636–639.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Sheldon M. Cohen THE ORDER OF NATURE IN ARISTOTLE'S PHYSICS: PLACE AND THE ELEMENTS. By Helen S. Lang. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 324. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 109, No. 4...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2003) 112 (3): 422–424.
Published: 01 July 2003
...Daniel Stoljar Carl Gillet and Barry Loewer, editors, Physicalism and Its Discontents. Cambridge University Press, 2001 Pp. 369, xi. Cornell University 2003 BOOK REVIEWS would be quite useful in a graduate-level metaphysics course. Indeed, this book...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2009) 118 (3): 285–324.
Published: 01 July 2009
... cannot empirically represent a physical subject matter as having specific physical characteristics unless the individual can represent some constitutive conditions under which such representation is possible. The version of this view that dominated the century's second half maintained that objective...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2009) 118 (4): 425–464.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Dilip Ninan When one considers one's own persistence over time from the first-person perspective, it seems as if facts about one's persistence are “further facts,” over and above facts about physical and psychological continuity. But the idea that facts about one's persistence are further facts is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2010) 119 (1): 31–76.
Published: 01 January 2010
... consider particles fundamental, with metaphysical explanation snaking upward from the many. There seem to be physical and modal considerations that favor the monistic view. Physically, there is good evidence that the cosmos forms an entangled system and good reason to treat entangled systems as irreducible...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Chiwook Won The overdetermination problem has long been raised as a challenge to nonreductive physicalism. Nonreductive physicalists have, in various ways, tried to resolve the problem through appeal to counterfactuals. This essay does two things. First, it takes up the question whether...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., expressing the supervenience of the phenomenal on the physical, is necessary but not a priori. However, what Chalmers and Jackson demonstrate, if anything, is that the conditional that includes all the microphysical plus the phenomenal in the antecedent, and nonphenomenal macro facts (such as facts about...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
... physical chance. (ii) Counterfactual conditionals can be defined by appeal to a relation of closeness between possible worlds. The essay tries to show that absurd consequences ensue if either of these assumptions is combined with antihaecceitism. Then it considers a natural response by the antihaecceitist...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2005) 114 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
... University Press, 2003. Pp. xii, 327. Physicalism is the thesis that, in some sense, physical nature is basic nature: everything is dependent on the physical. But dependent how? In this provoca- tive and challenging book, Andrew Melnyk defends the claim that the non- physical—by which he means to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 April 2015
...James Owen Weatherall Ruetsche Laura , Interpreting Quantum Theories . Oxford : Oxford University Press . xvii + 377 pp . © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 Most philosophical work on quantum physics has concerned simple systems. And for good reason. Even one or two particle...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 300–303.
Published: 01 April 2001
...: CONSCIOUS MINDS DV A MATERIAL WORLD. By Corn McGm. New York Basic Books, 1999. Pp. xiii, 242. As the subtitle indicates, this book is concerned with the relationship between consciousness and the physical world. It recommends a novel and disturbingly pessimistic view about this topic that it...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2013) 122 (3): 522–525.
Published: 01 July 2013
... physical space. The relationalist denies that there exists any such physical space, saying this is simply a structure of relations among material objects. To me, this best captures the characteristic difference between the two views, while acknowledging that the relationalist can be a kind of spatial...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2002) 111 (4): 598–602.
Published: 01 October 2002
... entertaining book (based on his 1999 Jean Nicod lec- tures), John Perry supposes that type-identity physicalism is antecedently plau- sible, and that rejecting this thesis requires good reason (this is “antecedent physicalism He aims to show that experience gap arguments, as given by Jackson (the knowledge...