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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 462–465.
Published: 01 July 2002
...John MacFarlane Colin McGinn, Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. Pp. vi, 114. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS If the complement clause ascribes a first-person content, it expresses...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Delia Graff Fara One reason to think that names have a predicate-type semantic value is that they naturally occur in count-noun positions: ‘The Michaels in my building both lost their keys’; ‘I know one incredibly sharp Cecil and one that's incredibly dull’. Predicativism is the view that names...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Andrew Bacon In explaining the notion of a fundamental property or relation, metaphysicians will often draw an analogy with languages. The fundamental properties and relations stand to reality as the primitive predicates and relations stand to a language: the smallest set of vocabulary God would...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2023
... and necessity. Two central Kantian principles provide the starting point for the comparison: that the possible must be grounded in the actual and that existence is not a real predicate. Both are shown to be intimately connected to the Barcan formulas, and Kant’s views on what he distinguishes as three different...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Robin Jeshion Clarence Sloat, Ora Matushansky, and Delia Graff Fara advocate a Syntactic Rationale on behalf of predicativism, the view that names are predicates in all of their occurrences. Each argues that a set of surprising syntactic data compels us to recognize names as a special variety...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., mainly how to solve with Frege's puzzle and how to guarantee rigidity. In this article, the author focuses on a set of data that has been given less attention in these debates—namely, so-called predicative uses, bound uses, and shifted uses of names. The author first shows that these data points seem...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the peculiar features of counteridenticals in a satisfactory way. I conclude by defending the plausibility of contingent identity from objections. © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 counteridenticals necessity of identity predication hyperintensionality counterpart theory A counteridentical...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 382–386.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... That is what a singular term is for. What about a predicate, like ‘is wise’? Does it refer to something, too? And if so, can the referent of a predicate also be referred to by a singular term? The first half of Robert Trueman’s Properties and Propositions (henceforth, PP ) is devoted to a presentation...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 January 2017
... it is for us to represent. In the simplest cases, we represent by referring to objects, indicating properties, and predicating the properties of objects. For example, to represent Sanders as being electable is to refer to Sanders, indicate the property of being electable, and predicate the property...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 273–313.
Published: 01 July 2010
... ψ at t,whereϕ and ψ are incompatible properties, such that one of these states of affairs obtains while the other does not but could obtain. That K-paths do not include qualitative variation across possible worlds has the consequence that the account of temporal predication to be given in section...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 219–250.
Published: 01 April 2007
... , ed. James E. Tomberlin and Peter van Inwagen, 121 -44. Dordrecht: D. Reidel. Quine, Willard V. 1960 . Word and Object . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Stalnaker, Robert. 1977 . “Complex Predicates.” Monist 60 : 327 -39. Stephanou, Yannis. 2000 . “Model Theory and Validity.” Synthese...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that we should reject the Standard Analysis. According to Raffman, a borderline case for ϕ should instead be understood as one that fails to satisfy both ϕ and an appropriate contrary predicate ϕ * . A little more precisely: Def. Call a ϕ/ϕ * ordering an ordering of values on a dimension...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Diana Raffman It is generally agreed that vague predicates like ‘red’, ‘rich’, ‘tall’, and ‘bald’, have borderline cases of application. For instance, a cloth patch whose color lies midway between a definite red and a definite orange is a borderline case for ‘red’, and an American man five feet...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 441–463.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Graff. 2001 . “Descriptions as Predicates.” Philosophical Studies 102 : 1 -42. Frege, Gottlob. 1956 [1918]. “The Thought.” Mind 65 : 289 -311. Reprinted in Beaney 1997. Glanzberg, Michael. 2006. “Context, Content, and Relativism.” Unpublished manuscript, University of California-Davis...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 January 2018
... modes of predication in line with different conceptual perspectives on ordinary objects. Combining the parts provides a novel strategy for resolving puzzles about ordinary objects. The result is an original and well-crafted contribution to the metaphysics of objects. I will give an overview of Sattig's...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 401–425.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of being a cat is more fundamental than the property of being a member of some random collection of quarks, protons, molecules, cats, and planets. Next, Lewis argues that it’s a good thing for a model to use funda- mental properties and relations to interpret the predicates and relation...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 235–266.
Published: 01 April 2000
... possible object of thought. In section 3, I elucidate Kant’s definition of a mark as a part of his essentially Leibnizian concep- tion of predication. In section 4, I examine his pivotal, yet almost ‘This’ translates ‘diesd,and thus refers back to ‘eineObjective Perzeption’- a point...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 465–470.
Published: 01 July 2002
... that certain paradoxical sentences might be taken to be neither true nor false is no doubt quite old, but it gained new impetus from the seminal work of Kripke (1975). As is well known, this paper showed how to build partial interpretations of the truth predicate that apply to a wide range of sentences...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Eklund right, a concept's/predicate's normative role just is its practical profile—that is, its connections with things like motivations, preferences, desires, cares and concerns, intentions, etc. So built into the fleshed out description of Alternative is the claim that normative concepts/predicates...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 449–495.
Published: 01 October 2010
...: [In the “General Note on the System of Principles” (B 288–B 294) and the chapter on “Phenomena and Noumena” (A 235–60/B 294–B 315)] it was proved that the concept of a thing that can exist for itself as subject but not as mere predicate [alsbloßesPradikat¨ ] carries with it no objective...