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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... for 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 (2022) 131 (1): 51–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
... 2018: 27–30. 72. For related descriptions of the Doctrine of Right ’s sequence, see 6:267 and 6:297. 71. The quoted phrases are Kant’s glosses on “civil condition” and “state” respectively. 70. This is not to deny that forms of individual and social positivity help make ethical...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 550–554.
Published: 01 October 2018
..., argue proponents of actual sequence views of free will. Actual sequence views are dialectically situated against views that hold that freedom is a matter of ability to do otherwise. This latter sort of view has been less popular since the advent of Frankfurt cases, which purport to show that agents...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 189–214.
Published: 01 April 2013
...- factual form of difference making (following some ideas in Ayer 1954). According to a view of this kind, agents can be responsible for an act or a choice in virtue of the fact that, if the actual sequence of events had been different in some important way (for example, if they had tried to do...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 628–632.
Published: 01 October 2021
... part of a whole is explained, that is itself explanation of the whole. Or one may offer an explanation for the whole sequence, R ω , and thence, driven on by the PSR, a sequence of relations the length of all the ordinals. What one might say about that whole sequence is mired in the murky...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
... for any n because that is the probability that the first n flips come up heads, which is entailed by this proposition. But on the other hand, it seems that this proposition really does describe a doxastically possible outcome of the sequence of coin flips. By the symmetry of the situation, any two...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (2): 267–270.
Published: 01 April 2000
... that the alternative sequence is one in which the mechanism that operates is not reasons-responsive. But does their the- ory entitle them to draw this conclusion? How do we individuate the mechanism that operates in this sequence in order to assay its reasons-responsiveness? Is it the same mechanism...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2003
... be an imagined causal connection. What is it? The crucial difference between these examples, I think, is that in Aristotle’s the sequence of events completes an emotional cadence in the audience. When a murder is followed by a fitting comeuppance, we feel indignation gratified. Although these events...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 485–531.
Published: 01 October 2014
... identities: either with “generating functions” or with “bijections.” By definition, the “generating function” f(q) for a sequence a 0 , a 1 , a 2 …is a 0 q 0 + a 1 q 1 + a 2 q 2 +… = a 0 + a 1 q+a 2 q 2 +…. It does not matter whether the sum in the generating function converges because the generating...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 397–430.
Published: 01 July 2016
...., letting the “successor” operation play all the way out. The “set of” and “taking limits” operations then allow one to step back and look across the whole sequence so far defined and to codify this new perspective in a single collection, yielding a new ordinal, ω . And then the process starts again...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 73–114.
Published: 01 January 2018
...) that represent the possible values of the drug's efficacy. Suppose the researcher's estimator is represented by a sequence of functions 〈 e ^ n 〉 n ∈ N . For each natural number n  = 1,2, . . . , the function e ^ n takes n data points as input (i.e., a list...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 411–447.
Published: 01 October 2010
... positive inte- ger x, S will include a finite sequence hypothesis hx , according to which the length of the sequence of coin tosses is x; if this hypothesis is true, Beauty will awaken 2x times. S will also include the infinite sequence hypothesis h∞, or the hypothesis...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 315–336.
Published: 01 July 2010
... not obtain; more specifically, assume that indeterminism obtains (at the relevant point, whatever that is taken to be) in the sequence that leads to the choice and action. Now how can Black’s device help Black to know that Jones will choose to vote on his own for Obama (and indeed vote for Obama on his...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... the the- ory is about. Consider the claim that it is not an action. This might be based upon the observation that to go to the movie I must perform a whole sequence of (simpler) actions over an extended period of time. Note, however, that this is true of virtually every action you can think of. Actions...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
... then John is tall” is a logical truth roughly because the higher-order sentence “for any property X and any individual y , if y is X then y is X ” is true. 5 In what follows, we will adopt the convention of writing ( c ¯ ) as short for the sequence of constants c 1 … c n...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (3): 289–337.
Published: 01 July 2003
... are not 293 TYLER BURGE point events. Some intentional activity may be instantaneous. Most—I would say necessarily some—requires working out over time. Acts take time and a sequence of sub-acts to be realized. Memory must retain the intention from the time it is formed...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (1): 1–54.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... I m is an interpretation function that assigns classical values to the elements of L relative to members of D. Truth relative to a point and a sequence is defined in the standard way. Let Lþ be the language that results by adding a truth predicate T to L. I’ll now show how we can extend M...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 471–474.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the generic omega-sequence. The state space consists of all permutations of the natural numbers, each of which induces a copy of the natural number structure with the successor, addition, and multiplication functions. This in turn gives us a modal theory by taking those structures to be possible worlds...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 670–674.
Published: 01 October 2020
... a sequence of mathematical “deductions” with a sequence of real world events . This picture is misleading insofar as actual applied mathematics often reaches its successful conclusions along derivational pathways (e.g., successive approximation) lacking evident real-world parallels. Bueno and French...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the main ideas, and to Fabrizio Cariani, who gave important feedback when it was most needed. References Abusch Dorit . 1988 . “ Sequence of Tense, Intensionality, and Scope .” In WCCFL 7: Proceedings of the Seventh West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics , 7 : 1 – 14 . Stanford, CA...