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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 founding...
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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, specifically as...
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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) PRAGMATIC LIBERALISM AND THE CIUTIQLIE OF...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., Patrick. 2001 . “The Context-Sensitivity of Knowledge Attributions.” Noûs 35 : 477 -514. Sorensen, Roy. 1988 . “Dogmatism, Junk Knowledge, and Conditionals.” Philosophical Quarterly 38 : 433 -54. The Philosophical Review, Vol. 111, No. 1 (January 2002) Evidence, Pragmatics...
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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” thesis that “it...
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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 Wright and Peirce...
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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 2017) 126 (1): 126–132.
Published: 01 January 2017
... 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 satisfaction of ‘knows p ’ in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2002) 111 (2): 288–291.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., 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 the book a feel of coherence and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 October 2017
... 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 out for...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 July 2002
... 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 attitu- dinal operators...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2013) 122 (4): 641–647.
Published: 01 October 2013
... 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 the remaining papers in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 240–247.
Published: 01 April 2018
... sufficient conditions” (341). There are some differences between Hacking and Putnam here, but I believe that they do converge in the pragmatist spirit in which they understand how natural kind terms function in practice. Pragmatism is the other large theme I want to highlight. It is also the poignant focus...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2005) 114 (2): 282–285.
Published: 01 April 2005
... law in light of its commitment to human rights. He maintains that we regard such rights as categorical because we claim for them universal and unconditional validity. This commitment, however, stands in opposition to the increasing dominance of empirical and pragmatic approaches in the social...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
... 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 uniformity assumption has been divided into the eight...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... The first chapter is an introduction to the historical backdrop, separating the strand of discussion in the philosophical literature that he is contributing to from related philosophical projects, and setting up the discussion that follows. Chapter 2 sketches a general pragmatic account of scientific...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2014
... determine the sound-sense relations and their relations to script—important aspects of semantics and pragmatics are not conventional according to Marmor. Thus, the “literal meaning” of a word is not conventional (where the “literal meaning” just is that which a word refers to). There are a few...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2006) 115 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 April 2006
.... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xi + 273 pp. Westbrook, Robert B. Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. xvi + 246 pp. White, Morton. 2002. A Philosophy of Culture: The Scope of Holistic Pragmatism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University...