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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2000
...James Van Cleve UNIVERSALS AND PROPERTY INSTANCES: THE ALPHABET OF BEING. By John Bacon. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995. Pp. iv, 159. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REvlEWS serious student of the field and I enthusiastically recommend it to nonspe- cialists as...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Sherrilyn Roush THE COMPREHENSIBILITY OF THE UNIVERSE: A NEW CONCEPTION OF SCIENCE. By Nicholas Maxwell. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. ix, 316. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS ThPhilosophical Rmiew, Vol. 110, No...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 148–152.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Steven Weinstein GÖDEL MEETS EINSTEIN: TIME TRAVEL IN THE GÖDEL UNIVERSE. By Palle Yourgrau. Chicago: Open Court, 1999. Pp. xiv, 253. Cornell University 2002 Bell, John. 1976 . “How to Teach Special Relativity.” Reprinted in Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2014) 123 (3): 281–338.
Published: 01 July 2014
... reasonably be confident in a counterfactual whose consequent can be true only if a certain very finely tuned microphysical configuration obtains. This essay develops the foregoing puzzle and explores several possible solutions. © 2014 by Cornell University, 2014 2014 Understand ‘semantics’ broadly...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 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, or a...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2014) 123 (2): 173–204.
Published: 01 April 2014
... should be read as having as their antecedent “from the point of view of the universe.” The essay replies to the objection that this makes these axioms analytic. In reply to the threat of a commonsense moralist's disagreement, this essay argues that each axiom states, in effect, a prima facie duty. The...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Matthew Mandelkern; Ginger Schultheis; David Boylan This essay proposes a new theory of agentive modals : ability modals and their duals, compulsion modals. After criticizing existing approaches—the existential quantificational analysis, the universal quantificational analysis, and the conditional...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 63–105.
Published: 01 January 2019
... systematically ambiguous. I reject both these views. On my view, the that -clause complements of propositional attitude verbs denote propositions, but proposition descriptions do not. © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 propositions that-clauses substitution failures propositional attitude reports...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2013) 122 (4): 619–639.
Published: 01 October 2013
... past and the laws under determinism. In short, we need to consider compelling intuitions concerning the fixity of the past . To such issues I now turn. © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 Suppose I am a proponent of divine prepunishment . Suppose I think, that is, that God sometimes...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2013) 122 (4): 657–661.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Jeffrey Brand Hurley Paul , Beyond Consequentialism . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2009 . viii + 275 pp. © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 The most familiar objections to consequentialism claim that the theory gives counterintuitive answers to certain moral questions...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
... commitments of the project of dynamic semantics. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 probability conditionals epistemic modals subjective value dynamic semantics commutativity idempotence These principles have a ring of plausibility: The probability you assign the conditional “if A then B...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2017) 126 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2017
... definitions will suffice for most of our purposes. However, the definition of an immediate epistemizer neglects subtleties that will be crucial later in the essay. © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 perception knowledge appearances dogmatism recognitional abilities Walking through the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2017) 126 (2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Paul Russell McKenna Michael , Conversation and Responsibility . New York: Oxford University Press , 2012 , 272 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Michael McKenna's Conversation and Responsibility is an ambitious and impressive statement of a new theory of moral...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2017) 126 (3): 399–404.
Published: 01 July 2017
... important target of the skeptic. Sosa Ernest , Judgment and Agency . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . xiii + 269 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Still, I wonder whether we should take the skeptic's main epistemic challenge to center on functional belief, rather than...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2009) 118 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Marilyn Friedman Daniel Engster, The Heart of Justice: Care Ethics and Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. ix + 273 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Aaron V. Garrett, Meaning in Spinoza’s Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2010) 119 (4): 593–595.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Yitzhak Y. Melamed; Oded Schechter BOOK REVIEWS Michael Quante, Hegel’s Concept of Action,trans.DeanMoyar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xvi + 199 pp. “The expression of the will as subjective or moral is action. Action contains the following...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
... people through the same nondeliberative, nonvoluntary capacities to think and act for reasons that they are enhancing the effectiveness of by deliberating. © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 We would like to thank a number of people for helpful discussion of the ideas presented here, including...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 481–527.
Published: 01 October 2017
... then defends the view from three serious skeptical challenges. © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 responsibility blameworthiness anger response-dependence amusement There are many contested features of P. F. Strawson's “Freedom and Resentment.” But the feature most people reject is...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 529–532.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Michael Jacovides Jolley Nicholas , Locke's Touchy Subjects: Materialism and Immortality . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . 142 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 The two touchy subjects treated in this slim volume are the immateriality of thinking substances and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 532–535.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Ian Proops Zalabardo José , Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's “Tractatus.” Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . 263 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 In deference to the extraordinary richness and dialectical subtlety of the Tractatus , José Zalabardo does...