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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., decision-theoretic paradoxes show that no decision rule can do everything we want. Luckily, the so-called “tickle defense” establishes that EDT, CDT, and BT will do everything we want in a wide range of situations. Most decision situations, this essay argues, are analogues of voting situations in which...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Franz Dietrich; Christian List This essay presents a new “reason-based” approach to the formal representation of moral theories, drawing on recent decision-theoretic work. It shows that any moral theory within a very large class can be represented in terms of two parameters: (i) a specification...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 263–298.
Published: 01 May 2021
... way of modeling precision but also yields a variety of further theoretical fruits: it enables one to formulate novel hypotheses about the space and structures of mental qualities, formally differentiate two dimensions of phenomenal similarity, generate a probabilistic model of the phenomenal sorites...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 43–95.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Pär Sundström Imagism about Phenomenal Thought is (roughly) the view that there is some concept Q (for some sensory quality Q) that we can employ only while we experience the quality Q. I believe this view is theoretically significant, is or can be made intuitively appealing, and is explicitly...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Nomy Arpaly; Timothy Schroeder Theoretical and practical deliberation are voluntary activities, and like all voluntary activities, they are performed for reasons. To hold that all voluntary activities are performed for reasons in virtue of their relations to past, present, or even merely possible...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 481–531.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is suffused with valence. What it’s like to undergo perceptual experiences—from pains to supposedly “neutral” visual experiences—standardly feels good or bad to some degree. The second aim is to argue, by appealing to theoretical and empirical considerations pertaining to the phenomenon of (perceptual...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 533–581.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... In this paper, I argue that they also shed light on the theory of truth. In particular, I argue that the notion of ground can be deployed to clearly articulate one strand of deflationary thinking about truth, according to which truth is “metaphysically lightweight.” I offer a ground-theoretic explication...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 323–393.
Published: 01 July 2020
... both theoretical and empirical support, and also defends the view against several objections. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 I suspect that the most difficult cases to legislate will involve perceptual processes (if any) that represent categorical dimensions. For instance, suppose that prior...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
...David E. Taylor This essay argues that deflationism (about truth and reference) is incompatible with the phenomenon of referential indeterminacy (RI). This puts the deflationist in the difficult position of having to deny the possibility of what otherwise seems like a manifest and theoretically...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 81–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jared Warren This essay clarifies quantifier variance and uses it to provide a theory of indefinite extensibility that I call the variance theory of indefinite extensibility. The indefinite extensibility response to the set-theoretic paradoxes sees each argument for paradox as a demonstration...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 425–464.
Published: 01 October 2009
... is objectionable on independent theoretical grounds: it conflicts with physicalism and requires us to posit hidden facts about our persistence. This essay shows how to resolve this conflict using the idea that imagining from the first-person point of view is a guide to centered possibility , a type of possibility...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 169–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., as opposed to simply picking one of the parties on more subjective grounds or out of pure whim. In addition to the practical consequences of this skeptical view, the article sketches some theoretical implications for debates about saving the greater number and about axiomatic utilitarianism. More...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 429–484.
Published: 01 October 2014
...) “aim at realization.” This essay traces the ills of direction of fit theory to a misunderstanding of Anscombe and proposes a cure that distinguishes theoretical and practical thought by appeal to a distinction between thought in the form of a state and thought in the form of an event.  2. Austin...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 401–425.
Published: 01 July 2007
...” (in this issue), J. Robert G. Williams presents a surprising new challenge to David Lewis’s theory of interpretation. Although Williams frames this challenge primarily as a response to Lewis’s criticisms of Putnam’s model-theoretic argu- ment, the challenge itself goes to the heart of Lewis’s own account...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 592–595.
Published: 01 October 2000
... require us to distinguish between the theoretical and practical points of view. This distinction is at the heart of the Kantian approach to moral philosophy. But while the Kantian strategy is deeply suggestive, it has proved difficult to work out the idea that freedom and responsibility...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 623–627.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . By way of answers to the objection from mysteriousness, a number of arguments from the literature are surveyed. After setting aside two kinds of arguments as unpromising, a version of an argument from indefinite extensibility is endorsed. Ultimately, this is presented as a distinctively set-theoretic...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 323–360.
Published: 01 July 2007
... conclude by highlighting what I take to be one of the most signif- icant interpretive benefi ts we gain from examining this aspect of Kant’s philosophy. Kant’s discussion of Belief shows that we should reject stan- dard accounts of the extent to which theoretical reason can provide justi- fi ed assent...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., but for the sake of living well. So any component of the polis that is necessary must be necessary, ultimately, for allowing and enabling human beings to achieve their highest end, which we know to be theoretical contemplation from Nicomachean Ethics 10. Thus Segev's thesis is that traditional religion, with its...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 109–112.
Published: 01 January 2000
... in, let alone resolution of, the debate is avail- 109 BOOK REvlEWS able in the ideas that have generated and sustained it. Instead, the whole business comes down to the ability of antirealists to forge an observational- theoretical...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2002
... a practical point of view—really free; that is to say, for him all the laws inseparably bound up with freedom are valid just as much as if his will could be pronounced free in itself on grounds valid for theoretical philosophy. (Groundwork, 448) As I read this passage, Kant is saying...