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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 97–143.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., parentheticalism opens the door to altogether eliminating the act-type of assertion from linguistic theorizing. © 2021 by Cornell University 2021 knowledge representation assertion, Moore's paradox parenthetical verbs use-conditional meaning References Adler, Jonathan. 2002. Belief's Own Ethics...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2001
...: if we are try- ing to say what it is for a term to mean cow, then in giving our account we should not assume that any object-language term means cow. This is not to say that we may not assume at the outset that the term in question is a meaningful term. Nor is it to say that we may not use...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 609–611.
Published: 01 October 2002
... that it means All nearby q-worlds are p-worlds. So the syntactic argument for preferring Lycan’s theory, to, say, Stalnaker’s, is not obviously overpowering. Lycan suggests that we can naturally paraphrase conditionals as quantifications over events, but since he is using event “in a slightly uncommon way...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 51–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of others. Kant’s treatment of property asks about the conditions under which people’s choices can coexist when these choices involve a use of things . A first condition of people’s coexisting choices is that each has an “innate right to freedom,” conceived of as “independence from being constrained...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 October 2012
... philosophers have been attracted to the idea of using Adams’s Thesis as a constraint on alternative truth-conditional accounts of the meaning of conditionals to that given by the material conditional, widely considered to be unsatisfactory. The first attempt to embed Adams’s Thesis in a truth-conditional...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... case is independent of it. We don’t need to initialize index parameters to carry on a compositional computation of truth-conditions. Below is a diagram summarizing Kaplan’s picture. I use ‘semantic value’ to denote the kind of meaning that is handled by compositional semantics.24 sentence...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 152–155.
Published: 01 January 2002
...: Cornell University Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, 327. In this book, Alston articulates and argues for a use-based and normative account of sentence meaning. He proposes that sentence meaning consists in illocutionary act potential, the usability of a sentence for the performance of a cer- tain...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 449–495.
Published: 01 October 2010
...- agree with her on certain points of detail. First, I would not endorse her characterization of D as something we must assume as a condition of “using” P. Grier 2001, 126. For, being a prescription, P is not something that can be used but only something that can be complied with or violated. On my...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 157–185.
Published: 01 April 2007
... that has its full worth in itself”; it “need not . . . be the sole and complete good, but it must still be the highest good and the condition of every other, even of all demands for happiness.” Kant is anxious to distinguish the value of the good will from its instrumental value—“usefulness or fruit...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 385–443.
Published: 01 July 2008
... thinks that (relative to any w)sat- isfaction of Narrow Scope’s truth-conditions requires the existence of sets. (This means that one should think that only those who believe in sets are in a position to use Narrow Scope to specify set-theoretically...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Susie and the bull's-eye. Consider the conditional (18): (18) If Susie tried to hit the bull's-eye now, she would. Intuitively, (18) is not clearly true. That said, it does not strike us as clearly false either. We will follow Stalnaker 1981 in saying that the actual state of affairs, together...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... of utterance but at the worlds in some set determined by the context and the meaning of the specific modal or conditional used. (1) Philadelphia is the capital of the United States. (2) Necessarily, Philadelphia is the capital of the United States. (3) If Washington, D.C., had not been...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 397–420.
Published: 01 July 2001
..., it won’t be because we can come to possess the demonstrative concepts in question by means of deference.21This clarification aside, I return to the re- identification condition itself. I believe that the motivation articulated above provides us with good reason for thinking that re...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 383–421.
Published: 01 July 2011
... our friends could achieve for us]; for what our friends achieve is, in a way, achieved through our agency, since the principle is in us. [In crafts] we sometimes look for instruments, sometimes [for the way] to use them; so also in other cases we sometimes look for the means...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., if it is assumed that the meaning of a name is exhausted by its reference, then the content of (4) is ipso facto semantically identical to the content of (5), and so it is not clear that such a difference in truth conditions can be captured. 3 Consequently, it seems that Frege's puzzle is a prima facie...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (3): 273–316.
Published: 01 July 2006
... Generics.” In Conditionals: From Philosophy to Computer Science , ed. G. Crocco, Luis Fariñas del Cerro, and Andreas Herzog, 103 -46. Oxford: Clarendon. Asher, Nicholas, and Michael Morreau. 1995 . “What Some Generic Sentences Mean.” In The Generic Book , ed. Greg N. Carlson and Francis Jeffry...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., tables) exist iff the application and coapplication conditions actually associated with the sortal term “K” are fulfilled. Application conditions are semantic rules of use which are meaning-constituting for the term. They are rules for when it is and is not proper to use a term; for example...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 167–203.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of cases and presented them to my sympathetic but critical teacher, Rogers Albritton, he admitted that they reflect how ‘knows’ is used, but immediately raised the concern that the variability in epistemic standards that my cases display may be only a variability in the conditions under which...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 57–96.
Published: 01 January 2003
... under the right conditions. Perhaps, then, Locke is an extrinsic dispositionalist, holding that col- ors are dispositions to produce certain sensations in us, but that bodies lose these dispositions when it is dark, and when causally isolated?23 There are serious difficulties for this view too...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 489–495.
Published: 01 July 2020
... . Khoo, Justin. Forthcoming. The Meaning of If. Oxford: Oxford University Press . Lewis David 1973 . Counterfactuals . Oxford : Blackwell . Lewis David 1976 . “ Probabilities of Conditionals and Conditional Probabilities .” Philosophical Review 85 , no. 3 : 297 – 315...