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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2021
...John Hawthorne; Maria Lasonen-Aarnio The main aims in this article are to discuss and criticize the core thesis of a position that has become known as phenomenal conservatism . According to this thesis, its seeming to one that p provides enough justification for a belief in p to be prima facie...
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The Philosophical Review (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...
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The Philosophical Review (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...
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The Philosophical Review (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...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 201–242.
Published: 01 April 2010
... (the 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 (2022) 131 (1): 51–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Martin Jay Stone; Rafeeq Hasan Kant maintains that while claims to property are morally possible in a state of nature, such claims are merely “provisional”; they become “conclusive” only in a civil condition involving political institutions. Kant’s commentators find this thesis puzzling, since...
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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 (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 (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...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (2014) 123 (1): 43–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
... 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 context...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (2000) 109 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the 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 (2013) 122 (3): 511–518.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of the central state identity thesis, including ones that affirm the identity of mental state types with abstract structural properties of neural events, are challenged by transparency considerations. Qualia seem to be out there in the body, or to be properties of external objects, albeit properties that can...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
...  ( A ), the value S assigns reality conditional on A , is just the value V S that S assigns reality already. In particular, if S accepts both A and B , then S must assign each of them the same value. So far we've seen that a simplified version of Stalnaker's Thesis and a host of similarly...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 303–307.
Published: 01 April 2021
... interpretations with care and fairness. There is insight on every page. The rewards of every chapter, for anyone interested in Hume's psychology or metaethics, extend far beyond anything I can address here. Regarding the inertia of belief (thesis B), the necessary motivating power of all moral evaluations...
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The Philosophical Review (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...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Rohrbaugh on the argument for the origin thesis. I am indebted to Joseph Almog, Roberta Ballarin, Ben Caplan, Kit Fine, David Kaplan, D. A. Martin, Derk Pereboom, David Sanson, and Luca Struble for comments on earlier drafts. I am also indebted to three anonymous referees at Philosophical Review...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2005
... 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 include...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 337–364.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of the following three theses: Conceptual Thesis: A fictional character is an individual picked out by a name or description first introduced in a work of fic- tion F , and referred to for the first time in the context of discus- sing F . Ontological...