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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Samuel Newlands Leibniz’s views on modality are among the most discussed by his interpreters. Although most of the discussion has focused on Leibniz’s analyses of modality, this essay explores Leibniz’s grounding of modality. Leibniz holds that possibilities and possibilia are grounded...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 522–525.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Jill North Belot Gordon , Geometric Possibility . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2011 . x+219 pp. © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 Altogether, this is a very good book, which anyone interested in spacetime ontology and related issues in philosophy of physics...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 July 2002
...Alison Laywine Jeffrey Edwards, Substance, Force, and the Possibility of Knowledge: On Kant's Philosophy of Nature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Pp. xiv, 277. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS his sometimes tortuous and obscure mode...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 598–602.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Jessica Wilson John Perry, Knowledge, Possibility, and Consciousness. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001. Pp. xvi, 221. Cornell University 2002 Chalmers, David J. 1996 . The Conscious Mind . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Jackson, Frank. 1986 . What Mary Didn't Know. Journal...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Fred Rush Brian O'Connor, Adorno's Negative Dialectic: Philosophy and the Possibility of Critical Rationality . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. xviii + 199 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art. Ithaca, NY...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Theodore Sider THE WORLDS OF POSSIBILITY. By Charles Chihara. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 342. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical him,Vol. 110, No. 1 (January 2001) THE WORLDS...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2001
...John Heil THE POSSIBILITY OF METAPHYSICS: SUBSTANCE, IDENTITY, AND TIME. By E. J. Lowe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. x, 275. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVLEWS concerns the metaphysics of Lewis, Plantinga, Forbes, and Rosen...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 225–228.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Luca Castagnoli Fine Gail , The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014 . xiv + 399 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Gail Fine's The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 241–272.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Nicolas Cornell This essay defends the possibility of preemptive forgiving, that is, forgiving before the offending action has taken place. This essay argues that our moral practices and emotions admit such a possibility, and it attempts to offer examples to illustrate this phenomenon...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Richard Bradley Adams’s Thesis, the claim that the probabilities of indicative conditionals equal the conditional probabilities of their consequents given their antecedents, has proven impossible to accommodate within orthodox possible-world semantics. This essay proposes a modification...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... for possible worlds in the object language. This, in turn, requires that the truth of a semantic value of a sentence (or whatever structure is embedded in a modal) be relativized to a sequence of worlds rather than to an individual world, and thus be distinguished from a proposition in the traditional sense...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Michelle Grier POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE: UNDERSTANDING KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. By Arthur Collins. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Pp. xix, 200. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVlEWS The Philosophical him,Vol. 110, No. 1...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 205–233.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Crispin Wright Cornell University 2002 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 111, No. 2 (April 2002) What Could Antirealism about Ordinary Psychology Possibly Be? Crispin Wright 1. If you cannot...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 664–669.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Graham Oppy Speaks Jeff The Greatest Possible Being Oxford: Oxford University Press 2018 viii +175 pp. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 Perfect being theology recommends a modal conception of God: God is the greatest conceivable being; or God is the greatest possible...
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Published: 01 July 2023
Figure 1. (Color online.) Standard Bayesian model of a Headser’s rational opinions. Left: Generalized-Kripke (Markov) diagram, in which blue numbers within circles represent the prior probabilities of possibilities, and labeled red arrows from circles represent the posterior probabilities More
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
... committed to antihaecceitism. The goal of this paper is to point out some problems for antihaecceitism (and therefore for the thesis that all fundamental facts are qualitative). The article focuses on two common assumptions about possible worlds: (i) Sets of possible worlds are the bearers of objective...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... a possible picture of mental causation that suggests itself in light of these results. The overdetermination problem has long been raised as a challenge to nonreductive physicalism. The problem is that a nonreductive physicalist view of mind seems to make every case of mental causation a case...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 527–575.
Published: 01 October 2013
... as possible. The key claim in this argument is that the goal of representing the world as accurately as possible is best served by having credences that are probabilistically coherent. This essay shows that this claim is false. In certain cases, the goal of having accurate credences is best served by being...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 325–349.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Anthony S. Gillies What we want to be true about ordinary indicative conditionals seems to be more than we can possibly get: there just seems to be no good way to assign truth-conditions to ordinary indicative conditionals. Some take this argument as reason to make our wantings more modest. Others...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 165–200.
Published: 01 April 2010
... craving for superiority, which leads to vice, and with it bondage and misery. Call this the “thesis of possible goodness”: that while human psychology is such that men become wicked under the conditions in which we now find them, nevertheless men would be, or have been, good under other conditions...