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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2018) 127 (4): 532–535.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Howard Sankey Mladenović Bojana , Kuhn's Legacy: Epistemology, Metaphilosophy, and Pragmatism . New York: Columbia University Press , 2017 . xiv + 236 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Thomas S. Kuhn's famous book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions , is one of the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2014) 123 (3): 371–374.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Peter Pagin Korta Kepa Perry John , Critical Pragmatics . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2011 . ix +178 pp. © 2014 by Cornell University 2014 This slim and elegant book by Korta and Perry (KP) is a welcome new contribution to the semantics-pragmatics area...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Thomas McCarthy PRAGMATIC LIBERALISM AND THE CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY. By Gary Gutting. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 198. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REWEWS The Philosophical him,Vol. 110, No. 1 (‘January 2001...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 January 2002
...) Evidence, Pragmatics, and Justification Jeremy Fantl and Matthew McGrath Train Case 1. You’re at Back Bay Station in Boston preparing to take the commuter rail to Providence. You’re going to see friends. It will be a relaxing vacation. You’ve been in a rather...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 151–196.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Daniel Hoek Conversational exculpature is a pragmatic process whereby information is subtracted from, rather than added to, what the speaker literally says. This pragmatic content subtraction explains why we can say “Rob is six feet tall” without implying that Rob is between 5 ′11.99″ and 6 ′0.01...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to such counterfactuals. In light of this, one could try to save the orthodox theories either by appealing to pragmatics or by denying that the antecedents of alleged counteridenticals really contain identity claims. Or one could reject the orthodox theory of counterfactuals in favor of a...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Una Stojnić Stalnaker Robert , Context . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014 . viii + 248 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 This book is a development of Stalnaker's dominant research program (going back to Stalnaker 1970 ), defending the “autonomy of pragmatics...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2014) 123 (3): 355–359.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tom Donaldson Misak Cheryl , The American Pragmatists . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . xvi +286 pp . © 2014 by Cornell University 2014 Cheryl Misak's The American Pragmatists is an examination of the history of American pragmatism, starting with Chauncey...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2012) 121 (3): 317–358.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... In the first part of this essay, I will ask whether it is possible to be a skeptic, and if so, what it would take, on three different accounts of the nature of doxastic attitudes. On the first account, which I will call the direct pragmatic picture, following Robert Stalnaker (1984), I will argue...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 138–141.
Published: 01 January 2019
... origins and potential source of future creativity in this field, namely, pragmatism, Gallagher claims. In the first two chapters of the book, Gallagher looks at the big picture and the most general trends in nonclassical cognitive science and philosophy of mind. There is a lot of diversity in the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2017) 126 (1): 126–132.
Published: 01 January 2017
...] w is compatible with the speakers' pragmatic presuppositions in C , then w cannot be properly ignored in C . (20) Together with (L * ), this Rule yields the core idea of PEC, and the one that does most of the theoretical work in the book: namely, that a necessary condition for the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2002) 111 (2): 288–291.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Charles Peirce’s notions of truth, ratio- nality, and pragmatism indicates an investigation of Peirce’s overall approach to inquiry. Specifically, he attends to all the features of human experience, from instinctive beliefs to logical constraints, that make scientific inquiry pos- sible. What gives...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 250–254.
Published: 01 April 2019
... theory account is an analysis of a difference in status between true regularities in the world. For the pragmatic Humean it is something more modest—an account of the origins and function of the distinction between laws and regularities drawn in our own scientific practice. 3. Jonathan Schaffer...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 October 2017
... are exclusively evidential. So following the evidence is always required. McCormick gets behind the opposing, pragmatist view, which denies this. It's pretty tame pragmatism, however, since straying from the evidence is usually wrong, we're assured. Still, if McCormick is right, then it's lights...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 July 2002
... welcome the learned discussion of alternatives. In all, Recanati has given us an excellent study of metarepresentation, enlivened by state-of-the-art pragmatics and at the forefront of the latest discourse on attitudinal ascriptions. How can Recanati defend innocence given that quotation marks and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2013) 122 (4): 641–647.
Published: 01 October 2013
... field, edited and introduced by Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson. Most of the papers published here give detailed accounts of the semantics and pragmatics of plain epistemically modalized sentences such as (1) Mary might be in Chicago. and so I will focus on this aspect of the volume, summarizing...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 240–247.
Published: 01 April 2018
... terms function in practice. Pragmatism is the other large theme I want to highlight. It is also the poignant focus of Auxier's preface, constructed around the story of Putnam's 1991 lecture at Emory University defending the ideas of William James—the same James so derided by the early analytic...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2005) 114 (2): 282–285.
Published: 01 April 2005
... increasing dominance of empirical and pragmatic approaches in the social sciences, with their characteristic distrust of universal- ism. Höffe refers to this tension, ambiguity, or even contradiction in modernity as “polyphony.” His purpose is to rehabilitate Kantian categorical principles not as an...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
... that as we improve our knowledge on each of the revisable levels, we also improve our methods for improving our knowledge. Maxwell’s answer to the justificatory problem of induction is a pragmatic version of the strategy of appealing to an assumption that nature is uniform. Here the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 July 2016
... pragmatic account of scientific representation. The generalized pragmatism is an undercurrent running through the whole text. It tempers too strong a metaphysical reading of Frisch's conclusions. The next two chapters give a systematic survey of anticausalist arguments found in, or suggested by, the...