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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 481–527.
Published: 01 October 2017
... sense of a person knowingly and freely doing morally wrong but yet not being blameworthy. To make things more dramatic, McKenna appeals to Sophie's Choice, a case in which a mother has to give up one of her children to be killed by the Nazis. No matter what she does, she does wrong (knowingly...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2017
... might suggest that the knowledge gained is immediate. This essay argues, to the contrary, that in these target cases, the knowledge is mediate, depending as it does on one's knowledge of what the relevant kind of thing looks like. To make the case requires examining the nature of knowing what Fs look...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Making Things Up can be read in two different ways: First as a book broadly within the grounding literature, a book that critically discusses various proposals about fundamentality besides making a novel one. So understood it concerns questions about the relationship between grounding and causation...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 266–269.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Sonia Roca-Royes Penelope Mackie, How Things Might Have Been: Individuals, Kinds, and Essential Properties. Oxford: Clarendon, 2006. xii + 212 pp. Cornell University 2009 Chalmers, David. 2002 . “Does Conceivability Entail Possibility?” In Conceivability and Possibility , ed...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 January 2001
...A. W. Moore KANTIAN HUMILITY: OUR IGNORANCE OF THINGS IN THEMSELVES. By Rae Langton. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 232. Cornell University 2001 Kant, Immanuel. 1781/1787. Kritik der reinen Vernunft. English translation: Critique of Pure Reason, trans. and ed...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 April 2003
...) Putting Things in Contexts Ben Caplan 1. Introduction Thanks to David Kaplan (1989a, 1989b), we all know how to handle indexicals like ‘I’. ‘I’ doesn’t refer to an object simpliciter; rather, it refers to an object only relative to a context. In particular, relative...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (4): 545–547.
Published: 01 October 2005
...Eric Hiddleston James Woodward, Making Things Happen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. vi, 410. Cornell University 2005 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 114, No. 4 (October 2005) James Woodward, Making Things Happen...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Robert J. Stainton Stephen Schiffer, The Things We Mean . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 362 pp. Cornell University 2006 Cappelen, Herman, and Ernest Lepore. 2005 . Insensitive Semantics . Oxford: Blackwell. Carston, Robyn. 2002 . Thoughts and Utterances . Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
... by Ralph Wedgwood that this essay will call benchmark theory (BT) all advise agents to maximize different types of expected value. Consequently, their verdicts sometimes conflict. In certain famous cases of conflict—medical Newcomb problems—CDT and BT seem to get things right, while EDT seems to get things...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
... wholly distinct things would be mysterious and inexplicable. Philosophers deploy this claim in the service of a wide variety of philosophical projects. But Saul Kripke has argued that it is false. According to Kripke, there are necessary connections between distinct existences; in particular...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of mind in action, this essay examines a debate between David Lewis and Derek Parfit over what matters in survival. Lewis argued that indeterminacy in personal identity allows caring about psychological connectedness and caring about personal identity to amount to the same thing. The essay argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 205–239.
Published: 01 April 2016
... ideas of sensation are guaranteed to track relations that obtain among really existing things.  4. Nagel (2015) also argues that reflection plays an essential role in our having sensitive knowledge.  5. David Owen (n.d.) also reads Locke as holding that sensitive knowledge consists...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 397–430.
Published: 01 July 2016
... or as a proof that the concept contingent truth is indefinitely extensible and there is no such thing as “all contingent truths.” Either interpretation would reconcile PSR with contingent truth, but the natural rationales of those interpretations are at odds. This essay argues that the second interpretation...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 487–514.
Published: 01 October 2018
...) obligations that become overridden are not always lost (i.e., sometimes you keep having an obligation when you acquire a stronger incompatible obligation) entails that (ONIM) “ought” does not imply “must” (i.e., some obligations are not all-things-considered). It is standard to infer ONIM—via (2)—from...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 395–431.
Published: 01 July 2020
... by, systems of social oppression. In such cases, the article suggests, the externalistic view that justification is in part a matter of worldly relations, rather than the internalistic view that justification is solely a matter of how things stand from the agent’s individual perspective, becomes the more...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... view that 'ought' always expresses this relation—adherents of the naive view are happy to allow that 'ought' also has an evaluative sense, on which it means, roughly, that were things ideal, some proposition would be the case. What is important to the naive view is that there is also a deliberative...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John Martin Fischer; Patrick Todd In his recent essay in the Philosophical Review , “Truth and Freedom,” Trenton Merricks contends (among other things) that the basic argument for the incompatibility of God's foreknowledge and human freedom is question-begging. He relies on a “truism” to the effect...
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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...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 179–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
...? Because if determinism is true—if the laws of nature and the initial conditions of the Big Bang determined a unique future for our universe—then doing anything other than what you are determined to do would require one of two things: either a miracle , a violation of the actual laws of nature...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 573–609.
Published: 01 October 2012
... friendly versions of (i) and (ii) by replacing the appeal to possible worlds with reference to the newly introduced entities. This maneuver invites an obvious reply, however. If the new entities are the things that play the role we typically associate with worlds, as partially described by (i) and (ii...