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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 185–189.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Conor Mayo-Wilson Deborah Mayo , Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get beyond the Statistics Wars . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 2018 . xv + 471 pp . © 2021 by Cornell University 2021 For more than three decades, Deborah Mayo has defended severe...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 285–320.
Published: 01 April 2011
... several challenges to Garber's interpretation, questioning, among other things, Garber's claims about development and Garber's account of Leibniz's primary arguments for the theory of monads. The article concludes that while crucial elements of the standard interpretation of Leibniz as an idealist can be...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
... theory in detail, showing how, on his account, God’s ideas provide both truth-makers for possibilities and necessities and an ontological foothold for those truth-makers, thereby explaining modal truths. Along the way, it suggests several refinements and possible amendments to Leibniz’s grounding thesis...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
.... We can thus formalize several distinctions, such as between consequentialist and nonconsequentialist theories, between universalist and relativist theories, between agent-neutral and agent-relative theories, between monistic and pluralistic theories, between atomistic and holistic theories, and...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 73–114.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Conor Mayo-Wilson Epistemic closure ( ec ) is the thesis that knowledge is closed under known entailment. Although several theories of knowledge violate ec , failures of ec seem rare in science. I argue that, surprisingly, there are genuine violations of ec according to theories of knowledge widely...
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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 (2015) 124 (4): 533–569.
Published: 01 October 2015
...—this essay argues—he also held that several perceptions form a whole only if the mind to which they belong supplies a “connexion” among them. In order to do so, it must contain a further perception or perceptions. But when the perceptions in question are all of those belonging to a given mind—as in the...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 81–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of indefinite extensibility; section 2 develops and clarifies the metasemantics of quantifier variance; section 3 solves section 1's puzzle of indefinite extensibility by applying section 2's account of quantifier meanings; and section 4 compares the theory developed in section 3 to several other...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 371–398.
Published: 01 July 2018
... several representation theorems for probabilistic measures of causal strength—that is, I demonstrate how these measures can be derived from a set of plausible adequacy conditions. Third, I use these results to argue for a specific measure of causal strength: the difference that interventions on the cause...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 255–291.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sarah Moss This paper defends an account of full belief, including an account of its relationship to credence. Along the way, I address several familiar and difficult questions about belief. Does fully believing a proposition require having maximal confidence in it? Are rational beliefs closed...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 323–393.
Published: 01 July 2020
... that DRH enjoys both theoretical and empirical support, and also defends the view against several objections. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 Fodor argued that perceptual processes are not like this. They lack freewheeling access to our background beliefs, and they do not search laboriously...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
... to the specification of this relation. Several difficulties with such analyses have led many philosophers to reject the possibility of an adequate resemblance account of depiction. This essay outlines these difficulties and argues that current resemblance accounts succumb to them. It then develops an...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 165–200.
Published: 01 April 2010
... surprisingly difficult, or at least surprisingly complicated, however, to articulate even a possible psychology that would explain the thesis of possible goodness. Interpretations of Rousseau, even several to which the author of this essay is highly indebted, have not fully engaged, I think, with the...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 531–563.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Michael LeBuffe Spinoza's remarks about consciousness in the Ethics constitute two theories about conscious experience and knowledge. Several remarks, including 3p9 and 4p8, make the point that self knowledge—an especially valuable good for Spinoza—is not available to introspection. We are, as a...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... 286 BOOK REmWS However, these early negative appraisals were severely limited by two facts. First of all, the nature of the Remarks was a hindrance to an understanding of what Wittgenstein was up to. The book was edited by Wittgenstein’s literary executors by...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- native to more (philosophically) conventional approaches and illustrating its plausibility through detailed discussions of several important cases. The book is styled as an attack on “Plato’s Thesis”: that there exist true immutable, universal, timeless, objective values valid for all peo...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 639–642.
Published: 01 October 2000
... prominence of Epictetus in Jonathan Barnes’s Loge and the ImperiaZStoa (Leiden, New York, Koln: Brill, 1997). 640 BOOK REVEWS There are thirty discourses in book one, ranging from a few paragraphs to several pages in length; in theme...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 258–260.
Published: 01 April 2015
... devotes one chapter to each of the virtues of character, since each chapter may weave together discussion of several virtues and allow different doctrines to emerge, comprising what Curzer calls “Aristotle's architectonic.” The most important doctrines, according to Curzer, are the doctrine of disjoint...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 399–403.
Published: 01 July 2018
... critiques of previous accounts of mathematical cognition (part III), metaphysical cognition (part IV), and empirical cognition (epilogue), and in Kant's own alternative accounts of math, metaphysics, and experience. Anderson's book is excellent on several fronts. It is state-of-the-art, both in its...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (3): 419–423.
Published: 01 July 2005
... generalizations about a volume of this scope and depth. However, there are several philosophical threads running through In Mendel’s Mirror. Taken together, these threads exemplify Kitcher’s distinc- tive contribution to philosophy of biology. The first thread is a series of arguments against biological...