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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of these assumptions together will in fact be logically possible, and it will be this manner of understanding P3 on which my stability theory of belief will be based. Let me explain why. I will start with what will be interpreted later on in sections 3 and 4 as a typical lottery example: Example 1 (1a...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 371–375.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Igor Douven Leitgeb Hannes , The Stability of Belief: How Rational Belief Coheres with Probability . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2017 . xiv + 365 pp . © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 There is an ongoing debate about how to connect categorical beliefs to graded beliefs...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
...J. Robert G. Williams The concept of moral wrongness, many think, has a distinctive kind of referential stability, brought out by moral twin earth cases. This article offers a new account of the source of this stability, deriving it from a metaphysics of content: “substantive” radical...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 375–378.
Published: 01 July 2019
... to cultural diversity, which itself warrants respect; and, second, arguments that there are beneficial impacts on political stability from respecting collective rights. In other words, there are within Seymour's account what could properly be read as ultimately instrumental arguments for respecting collective...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of some myth it is an expression of his view that reputable opinions typically contain some truth that may be extracted and made precise. In the case of traditional myths, the truths to be extracted are strictly pragmatic, having to do with the promotion of social stability and moral development; they do...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 227–251.
Published: 01 April 2005
... to yield knowledge, and the resulting beliefs would be unstable in a way that knowledge should not be. The resulting concept of knowledge will be important not only because it respects intuitions but also because it is important that our conception of knowledge comprise stability.3 The last...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 618–620.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., and the stability of the principles is checked in terms of whether they can be the object of an overlapping consensus in contempo- rary Constitutional democracies. I turn now to a third topic about which one finds novel discussion in JF, namely, objections to Rawls’s theory of justice. Rawls responds...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 595–598.
Published: 01 October 2000
... of events (93- 102). The holistic deep ecology of Aldo Leopold, meanwhile, attributes direct concern to the stability and integrity of ecosystems. Against these notions of ecosystemic stability and integrity, Bernstein mounts attacks based on Nelson Goodman’s skepticism about projectibility...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 April 2002
...’ final three chapters contain “some essential raw materials” (27) that indicate how this is attempted in the big book. The third prima facie problem is explicitly addressed in Articulating Rea- sons—albeit in two seemingly distinct ways. Brandom notes “problems concern- ing both the stability...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 612–615.
Published: 01 October 2002
...: that the causes of an agent’s actions not be traceable to sufficient conditions external to the agent (211). By this means, a libertarian autonomous agent will have ultimate as opposed to mere proximal control, the latter providing the kind of stability between agent and action that is exploited...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 35–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
... it imperative to reconsider and abandon a prior plan. Prior plans have, in this sense, a certain stability: there is, normally, rational pressure not to reconsider and/or abandon a prior plan.I5 Prior partial plans are, further, subject to rational 13John Barth’s novel The End ofthe Road (New...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 533–562.
Published: 01 October 2007
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 July 2017
... endorsement mechanisms that select for stability rather than truth. Indeed, psychological research has shown that people tend to erroneously project their current beliefs, opinions, and emotions onto their past selves, and the endorsement mechanisms do not reject that information. This might lead one...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that are not coordination solutions at all. Social Conventions is a nice, concise discussion of the various conventions that shape our everyday lives. While I would have preferred a bit more theoretical discussion about issues such as the emergence and stability of conventions and the reasons for complying...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 255–291.
Published: 01 July 2019
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 April 2015
... strengths, Sklar's survey is both impressively extensive and accurate. As such, the work supplies “theory T” readers with a great array of formal innovations that do not align readily with their conceptual categories. Simple illustration : a common classical method for evading the “stability of matter...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 519–523.
Published: 01 October 2019
... historical and current debates. In discussing the Indian Marxist view of Gandhi, Haksar claims, “According to extreme Marxists, such stabilizing attempts and safety-valve devices are worthless . . . the only thing to do is to destroy, by violence, if necessary, when the time is ripe” (203). The Marxist...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 603–606.
Published: 01 October 2001
... stability, but it is also the case that it makes sense only in the context of a theory of the social contract. Both the establishment of the general will and the trans- formation of the state of nature into the civil society take place by means of the social contract. Oddly enough, however, Kaufman never...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 541–545.
Published: 01 October 2018
... behavior can be de-idealized, and then used to develop a better understanding of the malleability of social norms in real-world contexts. More importantly, she addresses genuine social problems, and explains the presence, stability, and malleability of these phenomena. Those who have followed...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2008
... regimentation, and whether the actual truth conditions of sentences are trivial. And philosophers of mathematics should certainly read part 2, even if they’re not specifically inter- ested in proof because of the attention it draws to the stability and uniformity of mathematical practice and the roles...