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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 (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 (2009) 118 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 January 2009
... about means-ends reasoning being one of the signatures of rationality for Plato. For when Plato distinguishes between ratio- nal and nonrational parts in terms of the use of reasoning (the rational part is called the logistikon because it reasons, logizesthai, whereas any nonrational part, lacking...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 January 2009
... better than this if we do not force on him the denial of instrumental reasoning to nonrational parts. We should also be skeptical about means-ends reasoning being one of the signatures of rationality for Plato. For when Plato distinguishes between ratio- nal and nonrational parts in terms of the use...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 437–440.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Borg's SM is that semantic analysis should be pursued using formal methods and methodology. As Borg writes, “Formal semantics aims to establish parallels between natural languages and the languages of logic, giving an account of literal linguistic meaning which runs directly from the formal codifiable...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of things, it seems, that can give us knowledge of particulars in the way required for the highest kind of cognition. How, then, do we find good definitions? Garrett argues convincingly that the definitions ofthe Ethics are both “nominal” (stipulating lexical meaning) and “real” (capturing the...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 455–458.
Published: 01 July 2008
... functioning of language allows us to gain knowledge from testimony, which in the Nyaya¯ tradition often serves as a constraint on theories of meaning. Ganeri frequently builds on, and occasionally criticizes, the work of Bimal Matilal, his teacher and a major figure in...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (4): 543–545.
Published: 01 October 2006
...), it is not surprising that doctrines such as “meaning is use” or holism do not fare well under this scrutiny. The ratio of textual exposition to critique in his narrative tends to be low and sometimes borders in the case of diffi cult authors, such as Wittgenstein, upon the singularly minimal...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 634–637.
Published: 01 October 2008
...José Luis Bermúdez Maximilian De Gaynesford, I: The Meaning of the First Person Term . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. x + 198 pp. © 2008 by Cornell University 2008 xxx prjuly2008-04 October 21, 2008 11:39 BOOK REVIEWS...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of us in the sense that they are not constituted by our means of knowing about them. Railton’s metaethical view begins with a version of a full-information account of prudential value and moves from this to a notion of moral right- ness by way of an abstraction to a “general point of...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 402–406.
Published: 01 July 2009
... perspicuous account of homonymy and “core-dependent homonymy,” topics on which Shields has done important original research. (This is one of the cases where the glossary at the end of the book becomes espe- cially useful since the reader is told only there that “core-dependent homonymy,” Shields’s own...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 603–607.
Published: 01 October 2011
... Specialized Sciences,” by Emidio Spinelli. A short final section takes us “beyond antiquity.” Luciano Floridi supplies a concise survey—combining readability and impressive learning— of the afterlife of both varieties of ancient skepticism through later antiquity and the Middle Ages into the...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2003
... BOOK REVIEWS endings. Such an interpretation misrepresents what Fowles’s novel is and does not constitute a true appreciation of the novel that Fowles wrote. It is part of the identity conditions of the novel that it is a late twentieth-century novel mak- ing use of the form of certain kinds of...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Pylyshyn, following the work of Quine and Kripke. As the authors of Minds without Meanings themselves remark later in the book, non-Fregean causal theories of reference are actually somewhat fashionable among philosophers (66), although Fregean views are (they tell us) still doctrine among cognitive...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., or right, because we are a certain way. This is not to say that these facts depend on our judgments about them: they are independent of us in the sense that they are not constituted by our means of knowing about them. Railton’s metaethical view begins with a version of a full-information...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
... supervenience, as opposed, say, to nomological superve- nience, is all that concerns me in this article, understand all future uses of “superve- nience” to mean the metaphysical variety. Philosophical Review, Vol. 119, No. 3, 2010 DOI 10.1215/00318108-2010-004...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (1): 55–93.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to this answer and surveys some weaker answers and rejects them. Next, it proposes an answer, which appeals to the “Dragging Condition.” After explaining and arguing for its use of the Dragging Condition, the essay argues that the Dragging Condition provides a general account of, and solution to, the...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 385–443.
Published: 01 July 2008
... essay proceeds by questioning traditional assumptions about the connection between the objects that are used to specify the truth-conditions of a sentence, on the one hand, and the objects whose existence is required in order for the truth-conditions thereby specified to be satisfied, on the other. This...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (2): 165–200.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Niko Kolodny Rousseau's thought is marked by an optimism and a pessimism that each evoke, at least in the right mood, a feeling of recognition difficult to suppress. We have an innate capacity for virtue, and with it freedom and happiness. Yet our present social conditions instill in us a restless...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 509–587.
Published: 01 October 2016
... accurate because skillfully produced. So neither the probabilistic antiluck condition nor the probabilistic ability condition entails the other. Still, they hang together in a way that can and ought to guide our search for helpful formal tools, tools meant to help us secure probabilistic knowledge...