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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 135–163.
Published: 01 April 2010
... is easy to appreciate Leibniz's reasons for embracing this view, it has proven difficult to see how his doctrine of incompossibility might be reconciled with the broader commitments of his larger philosophical system. This essay develops, in four sections, a novel solution to the “puzzle of...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 594–597.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Alex Byrne Joseph Levine, Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. 204. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS correct insofar as he thinks Humeanism is committed to object transubstantia- tion. If the...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Brian Rosebury MORAL APPRAISABILITY: PUZZLES, PROPOSALS AND PERPLEXITIES. By Ishtiyaque Haji. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. ix, 272. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS the virtues of connection and the role of the emotions in a virtuous moral...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Dilip Ninan This essay presents a puzzle concerning the interaction of epistemic modals, singular terms, and quantifiers. The puzzle poses a number of problems for both static and dynamic theories of epistemic modals. The trouble arises because neither approach takes into account the fact that...
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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 (2017) 126 (1): 81–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
... we have come to a different and more expansive understanding of ‘all sets’ (or ‘all ordinals’ or ‘all cardinals’). But indefinite extensibility is philosophically puzzling: extant accounts are either metasemantically suspect in requiring mysterious mechanisms of domain expansion, or metaphysically...
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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 to...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... period of time. On this view, watching is a kind of perceptual activity distinguished by a distinctive epistemic role. The essay presents a puzzle about watching an object that arises through elementary reflection on the consequences of two apparent truths about watching an object throughout a period of...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
... elegant explanations of a range of puzzling observations about epistemic modals. The first part of the story offers a unifying treatment of disputes about epistemic modality and disputes about matters of fact while at the same time avoiding the complexities of alternative theories. The second part of the...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... female ones and despite the number of mosquitoes that don't carry the virus being ninety-nine times the number that do. Puzzling facts such as these have made generic sentences defy adequate semantic treatment. However complex the truth conditions of generics appear to be, though, young children grasp...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 49–75.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Stephen S. Bush Nicomachean Ethics presents a puzzle as to whether Aristotle views morally virtuous activity as happiness, as book 1 seems to indicate, or philosophical contemplation as happiness, as book 10 seems to indicate. The most influential attempts to resolve this issue have been either...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... Lewis's treatment of two of Parfit's puzzle cases—degreed survival and fission—presuppose different nonclassical treatments of belief and desire. © 2014 by Cornell University 2014 Third, I don't think we should underplay the significance of having a detailed argument taking us from premises about...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 281–338.
Published: 01 July 2014
... reasonably be confident in a counterfactual whose consequent can be true only if a certain very finely tuned microphysical configuration obtains. This essay develops the foregoing puzzle and explores several possible solutions. 12. The definition of this relative measure is mathematically...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
... argue against this consensus. I adduce a variety of data that I argue can best be accounted for if we treat Wittgenstein sentences as being classically inconsistent. This creates a puzzle, since there is decisive reason to think that ⌜Might p⌝ is consistent with ⌜Not p⌝. How can it also be that ⌜Might p...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 591–642.
Published: 01 October 2020
... some important differences between doxastic and non-doxastic “choices,” one can explain these puzzling phenomena. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 belief attitudes choice questions rationality In this article, I'm going to explain why there are many propositions that we have good...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 501–532.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Desmond Hogan A central doctrine of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason holds that the content of human experience is rooted in an affection of sensibility by unknowable things in themselves. This famous and puzzling affection doctrine raises two seemingly intractable old problems, which can be termed...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 337–364.
Published: 01 July 2010
... filled in, the hypothesis becomes far more puzzling than the linguistic data it is used to explain. No matter how the creationist identifies where, when and how fictional objects are created, the proposal conflicts with other strong intuitions we have about fictional characters. The...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 63–105.
Published: 01 January 2019
... systematically ambiguous. I reject both these views. On my view, the that -clause complements of propositional attitude verbs denote propositions, but proposition descriptions do not. propositions that-clauses substitution failures propositional attitude reports This article is about some puzzles...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 January 2018
... ordinary objects and applies it to some old and new puzzles. The theory, perspectival hylomorphism , has two parts. The metaphysical part is quasi-hylomorphism . It says that ordinary objects are compounds of matter and formlike facts. The semantic part is perspectivalism . It says that we shift our...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 272–275.
Published: 01 April 2015
... belief aims at truth, that you ought always to believe what it is reasonable for you to believe, and that there are cases of reasonable false belief. Gibbons articulates his puzzle (chapter 1) as a clash between two intuitive principles: (T) You ought to believe that p only if it is true that p. (J...