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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 51–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Martin Jay Stone; Rafeeq Hasan Kant maintains that while claims to property are morally possible in a state of nature, such claims are merely “provisional”; they become “conclusive” only in a civil condition involving political institutions. Kant’s commentators find this thesis puzzling, since...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 436–439.
Published: 01 July 2002
...). Following Reinhard Brandt, she interprets permissive laws as ones that “provisionally authorise actions the com- mission of which are, strictly speaking, prohibited” (117). Flikschuh observes that both the thesis and the antithesis imply a violation of Kant’s universal prin- ciple of Right. However, she...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 270–272.
Published: 01 April 2001
... be assured of epistemic certainty, we will also arrive at the true morality, which will then replace this “provisional morality,” On this reading, Descartes is not so much putting for- ward a morality in the Discourse as articulating some common sense for getting by, and the problem is that he never...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 525–560.
Published: 01 October 2003
... haven’t thought of, which would show us that it is not universal after all. In that sense we can allow for exceptions.29 The way she tries to accommodate this very pervasive fact is to allow that one’s principles “be willed … as provisionally universal,” which is to say that we are to “think...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2015
... provisionally and revised repeatedly, and it is characteristic for him to offer two or more competing models without commitment, making his views hard to pin down. The declared intention to remain neutral on substantive metaethical issues such as whether normative reasons are objective or subjective (2...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., and was willing to suppose that others may have been able to come up with better suggestions than he did. Plato was aware of the limitedness and provisionality of his own attempts to answer these questions; he saw important difficulties and objections even in the arguments he himself was most inclined to accept...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2000
... the Phenomenology proves in a general and provisional way (267). But this response, though not incorrect, is inadequate to explain Hegel s talk of a new standpoint that is supposed to issue from the Phenomenology and enable us to comprehend the truths of Scientific philosophy. Forster s treatment...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the instantiation of these properties. Now, metaphysics is hard, so I don't expect McDaniel to propose what is in his estimation an exhaustive list of the connective relations between facts. Still, without having at least some idea (however provisional) of what such a list might look like, it's hard to evaluate...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 157–185.
Published: 01 April 2007
... objectivist ethics that he holds there to be an unconditioned good—an intrinsic good, we can provisionally assume—whose goodness is “like a jewel” that shines “by itself, as something that has its full worth in itself.”3 Described like this, my inquiry looks rather abstract, and so...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 651–656.
Published: 01 October 2020
... this because self-interpretation “has a provisional and experimental character, one that involves trying out different construals of ourselves” (170). Papish then turns, in chapter 7, to moral reform. On her understanding, this reform takes place in two stages: “a first stage of moral conversion in which...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 154–158.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., she argues in chapter 4 that long-term commitments, understood as distinct from intentions and provisional plans, are optional from the perspective of meaning. While they may indeed make it more likely that one's life is about something and perhaps more meaningful from a global perspective...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 July 2009
.... Ellis, Elisabeth. 2008. Provisional Politics: Kantian Arguments in Policy Context. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. xiii + 194 pp. Farkas, Katalin. 2008. The Subject’s Point of View. Oxford: Oxford University Press. xxvii + 197 pp. Ferreira, M. Jamie. 2009. Kierkegaard. Blackwell Great...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 240–247.
Published: 01 April 2018
... for the resolution of—problematical situations can be more or less warranted without being absolute.” Ethics, and philosophy in general, is not the business of producing a system founded on a fixed set of rules and principles, but of working toward provisional and fallible solutions. Ethical thinking should...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 580–586.
Published: 01 October 2003
... to the litter. “Some Notes on Ugliness” (paper 14) argues, in a self-consciously tentative spirit, for an asymmetry between ugliness and beauty. Ugliness, Sibley sug- gested, is always attributive. Taking a cue from eighteenth-century writers, he provisionally proposed that an ugly thing had...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 195–234.
Published: 01 April 2000
... into question that he thinks he needs to construct a provisional code of conduct. (I discuss this code below.) He would not need to do so if he did not think that doubt in some sense affects ordinary life. This is one reason Burnyeat claims that Descartes does not insulate. I discuss this further...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 342–354.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of mathematics, an explication of an empirical concept (as a “given” concept) is always provisional and will need to be revised as empirical science advances (A727–28/B755–56). Significantly, Kant argues that this revision process is fueled by “new observations” (A728/B755) and will never be complete until...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 545–581.
Published: 01 October 2000
... societies, their number must be multiplied and inequality among them prevented” (2.3.4). 573 GOPAL SREENIVASAN mental problem), this provides strong grounds for accepting my account of what the general will is. We might provisionally sum...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
... that discovering this counterbalancing argument is what led him to skepticism in the Appendix. I compare this interpretation with one proposed by Donald Ainslie and tentatively endorsed by Terence Penelhum. Hume's skeptical conclusion is only provisional. He hopes that he, or another philosopher, may find some...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 203–248.
Published: 01 April 2004
... causal activity and the causal powers of a finite substance.14 I want to leave open this possibility and will not argue extensively against it here. Nonetheless, I do want to suggest provisionally that there doesn’t seem to be enough textual evidence to warrant the identification of an ear- lier...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 35–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and the like.25 There are, of course, many hard questions and problems to be confronted by such a broadly Lockean approach.26But for present purposes I am going to suppose that some such approach is avail- able to us, at least provisionally, as part of a view of our temporally extended agency...