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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 241–275.
Published: 01 April 2012
... vindications of David Lewis’s original Principal Principle as well as recent reformulations due to Ned Hall and Jenann Ismael. Joyce enumerates properties that a function must have if it is to measure the distance from a set of credences to a set of truth values; he shows that, on any such measure, and for any...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 495–532.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Christopher Hitchcock Prevention, Preemption, and the Principle of Sufficient Reason Christopher Hitchcock California Institute of Technology 1. Counterfactual Theories of Causation One event, e, counterfactually...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Lawrence Nolan INSIGHT AND INFERENCE: DESCARTES'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY. By Murray Miles. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Pp. xviii, 564. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS S are not P” should rather have been “S does...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 272–275.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Thomas E. Hill, Jr. Samuel J. Kerstein, Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. xiv, 226. Cornell University 2004 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 113, No. 2 (April 2004) Critical Notice of Richard Moran...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 282–285.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Faviola Rivera Otfried Höffe, Categorical Principles of Law: A Counterpoint to Modernity. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2002. Pp. xxx, 311. Cornell University 2005 BOOK REVIEWS my opinion, not worth reading, though if you tend toward...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of movement implies that there is some space in which ideas are located. No doubt the authors will reply that it is impossible to please everybody and that these complaints are the cavils of a specialist. Those who regularly teach the Principles will surely want to look further into this book and decide...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Michael Ridge; Sean McKeever Jonathan Dancy, Ethics without Principles . Oxford: Clarendon, 2004. x + 229 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. x + 147 pp...
Published: 01 October 2015
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 411–447.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Jacob Ross This essay argues that there is a conflict between the principle of Countable Additivity and standard views of how we should update centered or de se beliefs. The latter views, this essay argues, entail a general principle, which the essay calls the Generalized Thirder Principle...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
... the concepts of rational belief and rational degree of belief figure simultaneously. In spite of what is commonly believed, this essay will show that this combination of principles is satisfiable (and indeed nontrivially so) and that the principles are jointly satisfied if and only if rational belief...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., with respect to objective causation. The essay begins with Newcomb problems, which turn on an apparent tension between two principles of choice: roughly, a principle sensitive to the causal features of the relevant situation, and a principle sensitive only to evidential factors. Two-boxers give priority...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 273–313.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of counterexamples that are licensed by innocuous assumptions about particular kinds of ordinary object. Since both the anticoincidence principle and the assumptions driving the counterexamples flow from the folk conception of ordinary objects, the paradoxes threaten this conception with inconsistency. Typical...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 337–382.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Peter A. Graham A principle that many have found attractive is one that goes by the name “'Ought' Implies 'Can'.” According to this principle, one morally ought to do something only if one can do it. This essay has two goals: to show that the principle is false and to undermine the motivations...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Rachael Briggs Diachronic Dutch book arguments seem to support both conditionalization and Bas van Fraassen's Reflection principle. But the Reflection principle is vulnerable to numerous counterexamples. This essay addresses two questions: first, under what circumstances should an agent obey...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
...) to propose a new way of deferring to chance. The principle I endorse, called the Trust Principle, requires chance to be a good guide to the world, permits modest chances, tells us how to listen to chance even when the chances are modest, and entails but is not entailed by the New Principle. As I show...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 151–205.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Ian Proops One of the main arguments Russell offers for the Theory of Descriptions in “On Denoting” is that it can be used to solve a puzzle about substitutivity. This article argues that, owing to a widespread mischaracterization of the substitutivity principle Russell means to be defending...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 April 2012
... be fully defined in functional terms. The argument does not suffice to establish the claimed results. In particular it does not show that such absent qualia cases are inconceivable. Tye’s argument relies on a principle P according to which the exchange of isomorphic states between functionally equivalent...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 323–348.
Published: 01 July 2008
... carries moral freight concerning abortion. This article surveys familiar “pro-life” principles and argues that if any of them raises moral qualms about the permissibility of aborting zygotic pregnancies, then these qualms apply equally (or at least almost equally) to the permissibility of contraception...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 349–383.
Published: 01 July 2008
... is even in part morally responsible for what one does. This argument, the Direct Argument, has drawn various critics, who have attempted to produce counterexamples to its core inference principle. This article considers two notable efforts, one by John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza and another by David...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 481–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Seana Valentine Shiffrin The power to promise is morally fundamental and does not, at its foundation, derive from moral principles that govern our use of conventions. Of course, many features of promising have conventional components—including which words, gestures, or conditions of silence create...