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The Philosophical Review (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 (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 In 1913 Bertrand Russell argued that contrary to what most of us presume, the causal structure of the world...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Denise Dykstra On the other hand, causation can be analyzed in terms of a physical relation between events, in the sense that one event physically necessitates another. To address this Ismael explicates an understanding of what causation is and where it fits into the physical structure...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (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 (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 (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 The question of which physical systems compute is of pressing foundational import for the cognitive...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2008
...John Heil BOOK REVIEWS Jaegwon Kim, Physicalism, or Something Near Enough. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005. xiii + 186 pp. The philosophy of mind encompasses a motley domain. Some philosophers of mind ponder lessons spun from psychology...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (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 (2010) 119 (1): 31–76.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to 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 (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...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (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 (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 (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... worlds and the presence of several other accompanying features. Under certain assumptions, such vagueness prevents the fundamental physical theory from being completely expressible in the mathematical language. Moreover, I suggest that such vagueness can be regarded as vagueness in the world . For a case...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
... 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 include...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 January 2006
... 1 picture leads to counterintuitive results. Suppose a mental event, m1 , causes another mental event, m2 . Unless the mental and the physical are completely independent, there will be a physical event in your brain or your body or the physical world as a whole that underlies this event...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 April 2015
...James Owen Weatherall Ruetsche's book does two things exceedingly well. The first is to provide a (comparatively) accessible and philosophically oriented introduction to the algebraic approach to quantum physics, which is essential for understanding QM ∞ . This is a valuable contribution...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 342–354.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Foundations …is to explain how the application of pure mathematics to the empirical concepts of mathematical physics becomes possible” (88). Kant's goal is to explain, concept by concept, how the fundamental concepts of Newtonian physics—for example, duration , mass , velocity , and force— come...