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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2008
...John Collins Herman Cappelen and Ernst Lepore, Insensitive Semantics: A Defence of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism . Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. xii + 219 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Jaegwon Kim, Physicalism, or Something Near Enough...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 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. © 2014 by Cornell University, 2014 2014 Understand ‘semantics’ broadly...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2007) 116 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Kent Bach Emma Borg, Minimal Semantics . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. x + 288 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Allan Gibbard, Thinking How to Live. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ix + 302 pp. Allan Gibbard’s book Thinking...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2007) 116 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Storia della Filosofia 2 : 261 -71. Spencer, Thomas. 1970 . The Art of Logic . Menston, England: Scolar Press. Stuart, Matthew. 2003 . “Locke's Colors.” Philosophical Review 112 : 57 -96. Locke on the Semantics of Secondary Quality Words...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 637–639.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Peter Sutton Manuel García-Carpintero and Josep Macià, eds., Two-Dimensional Semantics . Oxford: Clarendon, 2006. 355 pp. © 2008 by Cornell University 2008 xxx prjuly2008-04 October 21, 2008 11:39 BOOK REVIEWS Daniel...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2012) 121 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Richard Bradley Adams’s Thesis, the claim that the probabilities of indicative conditionals equal the conditional probabilities of their consequents given their antecedents, has proven impossible to accommodate within orthodox possible-world semantics. This essay proposes a modification to the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2016) 125 (1): 35–82.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Paolo Santorio Know-how and expressivism are usually regarded as disjoint topics, belonging to distant areas of philosophy. This paper argues that, despite obvious differences, the two debates have important similarities. In particular, semantic and conceptual tools developed by expressivists can...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Ralph Wedgwood Cornell University 2001 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 1 Uanuary 2001) Conceptual Role Semantics for Moral Terms Ralph Wedgwood One of the central questions of metaethics is semantical. An answer to this semantical...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2002) 111 (2): 278–281.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Quentin Smith Peter Ludlow, Semantics, Tense, and Time. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. Pp. xxi, 252. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS inalienability is a normative notion, it is hard to see why a person’s not being able to give up a right should imply...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2012) 121 (1): 1–54.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael Caie An attractive approach to the semantic paradoxes holds that cases of semantic pathology give rise to indeterminacy. What attitude should a rational agent have toward a proposition that it takes to be indeterminate in this sense? Orthodoxy holds that rationality requires that an agent...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alexander W. Kocurek A counteridentical is a counterfactual with an identity statement in the antecedent. While counteridenticals generally seem nontrivial, most semantic theories for counterfactuals, when combined with the necessity of identity and distinctness, attribute vacuous truth conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Samuel Cumming Variabilism is the view that proper names (like pronouns) are semantically represented as variables. Referential names, like referential pronouns, are assigned their referents by a contextual variable assignment (Kaplan 1989). The reference parameter (like the world of evaluation...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
... conditional. This article argues for the following claims: First, that it's crucial to the general semantic framework Chalmers and Jackson defend that they do include the phenomenal facts in the supervenience conditional; without them, the conditional would not be a priori. Second, that the only way to argue...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... diagnosis of probabilistic analogues of Gettier cases. Just like propositional knowledge, probabilistic knowledge is factive, safe, and sensitive. And it helps us build knowledge-based norms of action without accepting implausible semantic assumptions or endorsing the claim that knowledge is interest...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... interaction between context and linguistic meaning: compositional semantics does not need to look at the context and hence has no need for a context parameter. © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 For comments, questions, mentorship, and encouragement, thanks to Corine Besson, Alex Byrne, Fabrizio...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Malte Willer A dynamic semantics for epistemically modalized sentences is an attractive alternative to the orthodox view that our best theory of meaning ascribes to such sentences truth-conditions relative to what is known. This essay demonstrates that a dynamic theory about might and must offers...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...'-claims, they say, only get truth-values with respect to contexts, indices, and—the new wrinkle—points of assessment (hence, cia ). Here we argue against such “relativist” semantics. We begin with a sketch of the motivation for such theories and a generic formulation of them. Then we catalogue central...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... possible worlds in the object language. This, in turn, requires that the truth of a semantic value of a sentence (or whatever structure is embedded in a modal) be relativized to a sequence of worlds rather than to an individual world, and thus be distinguished from a proposition in the traditional sense...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and as binding a variable within the scope of the attitude verb. This essay is interested in addressing the question what the semantic analysis of this kind of reading should look like from a Fregean perspective—a perspective according to which attitude states are generally relations to structured...