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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2012) 121 (4): 611–618.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Joshua Gert Julia Markovits has recently argued for what she calls the ‘Coincident Reasons Thesis’: the thesis that one’s action is morally worthy if and only if one’s motivating reasons for acting mirror, in content and strength, the reasons that explain why the action ought, morally, to be...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 131–171.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Hannes Leitgeb This essay develops a joint theory of rational (all-or-nothing) belief and degrees of belief. The theory is based on three assumptions: the logical closure of rational belief; the axioms of probability for rational degrees of belief; and the so-called Lockean thesis, in which the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2010) 119 (2): 165–200.
Published: 01 April 2010
... craving for superiority, which leads to vice, and with it bondage and misery. Call this the “thesis of possible goodness”: that while human psychology is such that men become wicked under the conditions in which we now find them, nevertheless men would be, or have been, good under other conditions. It is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2010) 119 (2): 201–242.
Published: 01 April 2010
... reasons morally justifying them) coincide. The essay calls this the Coincident Reasons Thesis and argues that it provides plausible necessary and sufficient conditions for morally worthy action, defending the claim against proposed counterexamples. It ends by showing that the plausibility of the thesis...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 (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 October 2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
... committed to antihaecceitism. The goal of this paper is to point out some problems for antihaecceitism (and therefore for the thesis that all fundamental facts are qualitative). The article focuses on two common assumptions about possible worlds: (i) Sets of possible worlds are the bearers of objective...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 (1 January 2014) 123 (1): 43–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
... forced to abandon the popular belief in desert, or else allow that personal division could, as I put it, “multiply desert.” Some may not find the latter, considered by itself, troubling. But I argue that the thesis that division multiplies desert faces a potentially serious problem, which arises in the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 169–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Tim Henning Many authors in ethics, economics, and political science endorse the Lottery Requirement, that is, the following thesis: where different parties have equal moral claims to one indivisible good, it is morally obligatory to let a fair lottery decide which party is to receive the good...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 January 2000
... intuitive lis- tener” (173) against Schenkerian and other “architectonicist” theorists promoting the notion that “elaborate apprehensions of the form and tech- nique of music are necessary to understanding it” (174). The fundamental thesis of concatenationism is first announced thus...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2003) 112 (3): 405–409.
Published: 01 July 2003
... opponents to the effect that this thesis would entail that our actions are not “up to us” (eph’ hêmin). In both their determinism and their compati- bilism, the Stoics strike readers today as extremely modern in their philosoph- ical orientation, and their concerns seem continuous with those expressed in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2013) 122 (3): 511–518.
Published: 01 July 2013
... doctrine I will call the misrepresentation thesis . KP-representationalism allows for the possibility that our introspective representations are inaccurate. The misrepresentation thesis asserts that this possibility is in fact realized. Pereboom does not himself divide the qualitative inaccuracy thesis...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2005) 114 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
... University Press, 2003. Pp. xii, 327. Physicalism is the thesis that, in some sense, physical nature is basic nature: everything is dependent on the physical. But dependent how? In this provoca- tive and challenging book, Andrew Melnyk defends the claim that the non- physical—by which he means to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 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 (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 529–532.
Published: 01 October 2017
... philosophical works they study. Most of Jolley's attention—five chapters—is devoted to the problem of materialism. He advances one and a half theses on this score. His full-throated thesis is that given Locke's other commitments, he really ought to be a materialist about the soul. His sotto voce, not...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
....) Lewis's (1976) triviality theorem 2 addresses a principle about what subjective probability—or credence —it is reasonable to assign a conditional: Stalnaker's Thesis. For every reasonable credal state C , if C  ( A ) > 0, C   ( if   A ,   B ) = C   ( B   |   A...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 479–481.
Published: 01 July 2001
... origins.) (ii) They endorse a thesis put forward by David Lewis, the thesis that mereology is ontologically innocent. (The thesis is nicely, and succinctly, stated in Lewis’s Parts of Classes. He says: “[A] fusion is nothing over and above the [things] that compose it. It just is them. They just are...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2004) 113 (3): 420–422.
Published: 01 July 2004
... word on one question that has been a focal point of debate for recent Anglo-American Heidegger studies: the question of what makes intentionality or—as it’s more often described in this context—intelligibility possible. In chapters 6 and 7, Keller sets out a decisive case against both the thesis...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2004) 113 (4): 560–566.
Published: 01 October 2004
... think, will illustrate appropriately and vividly both the strengths and the weaknesses of Plato’s Utopia Recast. Chapter 2 centers on the Laws’ concern to promote the acquisition of com- prehensive virtue by all of Magnesia’s citizens. That concern is underwritten by the Dependency Thesis...