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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 205–239.
Published: 01 April 2016
... to solving both problems is Locke's claim that simple ideas are all real, adequate, and true. This explains why, on Locke's view, we have certain knowledge through the senses. It also explains how sensitive knowledge can consist in perceiving an agreement between ideas: perceived agreements among simple...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and shows why this idea, though initially appealing, does not address the real problem. As the essay shows, the idea derives its spurious plausibility from the fact that the dependency conception cannot even make sense of our pretheoretic idea of causal redundancy. The essay concludes by briefly discussing...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
... conception, the links are often quite direct. The contents of conscious visual experience, according to this conception, are typically active in the control and guidance of our fine-tuned, real-time engagements with the surrounding three-dimensional world. But this idea (which I shall call the Assumption...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 57–96.
Published: 01 January 2003
..., as they are such particular Ideas, vanish and cease, and are reduced to their Causes, i.e., Bulk, Figure, and Motion of Parts.4 For Locke, the denial that colors are “really in” bodies does not, by itself, mean that bodies are not colored. In his idiom, ‘real quality’ is co-extensional with, if not equivalent...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 October 2007
... by “the Doctrine of substantial Forms, and the confidence of mistaken Pretenders to a knowledge that they had not,” knowledge of the real essences of substances (3.8.2). Locke uses the words ‘corporeality’ and ‘humanity’ as names for abstract ideas at 4.7.13, but he asks the reader to forgive...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of existences, but also that of essences insofar as they are real, that is, or the source of that which is real in possibility. This is because God’s understanding is the realm of eternal truths or that of the ideas on which they depend. (M, 43; AG, 218) Neither...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
.... 19. Hume's claim that “the true idea” of a human mind represents it as a “system of different perceptions” (T 1.4.6.19; SBN 261) might seem to settle this issue: assuming that the relevant sense of ‘true’ is “agreement . . . to real existence and matter of fact” (T 3.1.1.9; SBN 458, italics...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 441–480.
Published: 01 October 2015
.... The idea is that the objectual aim is like my aim to collect pennies. If p lacks a real nature and a full essence, then the aim will go unfulfilled. True, it is not my fault that it goes unfulfilled, but it goes unfulfilled nonetheless. So the idea that the objectual aim is unrestricted...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 451–454.
Published: 01 July 2001
... (not prettified), we should reject it only after looking it clear in the eye and acknowledging its centrality. Clarity and rigor are among the book’s notable virtues. There are commentators whose idea of doing Kant justice is to stay as close to him as possible; if Kant says “it follows from...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 454–456.
Published: 01 July 2001
... transcendental idealism is ultimately to be rejected (not prettified), we should reject it only after looking it clear in the eye and acknowledging its centrality. Clarity and rigor are among the book’s notable virtues. There are commentators whose idea of doing Kant justice is to stay...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Michael Watkins Jonathan Cohen, The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology . New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xvi + 260 pp. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 Byrne, Alex, and David Hilbert. 1997 . “Colors and Reflectances.” In Readings on Color. Vol. 1, The Philosophy...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 205–233.
Published: 01 April 2002
... the effect of “beefing up” the idea of truth as correspondence in just the kind of realism-relevant way needed. The idea of correspondence to fact takes on a character- istic that minimal truth aptitude does not impose, but one it had better have if there is to be real substance in the idea...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
.... According to Watkins, the core idea in Kant’s mature concept of causation is actually a holdover from the pre-Critical period. It is the notion of a real ground or causal power that is non-Humean in that it does not reduce to regularities or counterfactual dependencies among events or states and non...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 321–326.
Published: 01 April 2011
...) and Thinking How to Live (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003). Gibbard’s basic idea is that if a sentence expresses a belief, approval, or allegiance to a norm, its negation expresses disagreement with the belief, approval, or allegiance. How Gibbard proposes projecting this idea to the negation...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 January 2001
... that things in themselves (which he repeatedly either refers to as “ideas” or claims that we can only access as ideas; cf. 29, 30) are themselves “transcendentally real” (30). I submit that to suggest that ideas have tran- scendental reality is a problem. Moreover, since Collins himself defines...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 292–297.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of substance (54). In chapter 2, Melamed takes aim against the acosmist reading of Spinoza according to which finitude and modes and distinctions in general are not real. This interpretation, prominent in Hegel and in Maimon, has seen a renaissance with the recent renewed emphasis on the PSR in Spinoza...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... ] exists . . . any property, or quality, or attribute of which the real idea is in us” (AT 7:161). 32 Though the suggestion here seems to be that being a subject of properties suffices for being a substance, this cannot be the case for Descartes. In correspondence he allows that a subject of properties...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 318–323.
Published: 01 April 2002
... on seemingly uncritical metaphysical assumptions about the Idea or the world spirit as the real subjects of history, assumptions that seem to reduce individual actors to mere accessories in an irresistible process. To counter this impression, Pippin examines the methodological foundations of Hegel’s...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 151–197.
Published: 01 April 2001
... clear dissection of the idea that early modern science “unmasked” everyday views of the reality of colors. 160 REAL REALISM a uniform feature to each point of a spatial continuum?16Can’t we suppose that the color’s being everywhere...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 159–162.
Published: 01 January 2021
... is that the political obligations of citizens in real-world, advanced democratic states include not just the obligation to obey the law but also, and perhaps more crucially, the obligation to resist unjust laws. While this idea already appears in republican accounts of civic duties, Delmas deploys an ecumenical...