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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 646–651.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Chris Bobonich Brink David O. Meyer Susan Sauvé Shields Christopher , eds., Virtue, Happiness, Knowledge: Themes from the Work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2018 . x+318 pp © 202020 by Cornell University 2020 This volume...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 April 2021
... with most other methodologies in the philosophy of language. There is a caricature of contemporary work in speech act as ‘riffs on a theme of Austin’. As the editors bring out in their introduction, there is a host of contemporary work on speech act theory that is rich, systematic, and wider-reaching...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 632–635.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Carl Ginet THE WORKS OF AGENCY: ON HUMAN ACTION, WILL, AND FREEDOM. By Hugh J. McCann. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. Pp. x, 238. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS because of the way we are. This is somehow true even for DOORKNOB...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of what it is for something to depict an object, this account also sheds significant light on the epistemological issue of how we are able to work out that something depicts an object. This essay argues that our ability to work out that something depicts an object results from both our more general...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... premise in the incompatibilist's argument and the Ockhamist response. It sketches some potential links between the issues here and recent work on ontological dependence, and it connects the issues raised by Merricks to important work that has appeared in (among other places) the Philosophical Review . ©...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 423–462.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Game designers designate goals and abilities for the player; they shape the agential skeleton which the player will inhabit during the game. Game designers work in the medium of agency. Game-playing, then, illuminates a distinctive human capacity. We can take on ends temporarily for the sake...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Franz Dietrich; Christian List This essay presents a new “reason-based” approach to the formal representation of moral theories, drawing on recent decision-theoretic work. It shows that any moral theory within a very large class can be represented in terms of two parameters: (i) a specification...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
.... It then defends Leibniz against a pair of recent objections by Robert Merrihew Adams and Andrew Chignell that invoke the early work of Kant. I conclude that whereas Leibniz’s alternative avoids collapsing into yet another form of Spinozism, the alternatives proposed by Adams, Chignell, and the early Kant do...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to elements of the context, for example, I can fail to refer to the speaker. More precisely, indexicals are syntactically akin to logical variables. They can be free, in which case they work, roughly, on the Kaplan model. But they can also be bound: this happens, in a systematic fashion, when...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Louis deRosset A major source of latter-day skepticism about necessity is the work of David Hume. Hume is widely taken to have endorsed the Humean claim : there are no necessary connections between distinct existences. The Humean claim is defended on the grounds that necessary connections between...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 225–240.
Published: 01 April 2009
... aim of Fear of Knowledge , to dislodge relativistic conviction, could not be served even if Boghossian's argument worked perfectly on its own terms. The eponymous fear, and not rational argument, is the source of much of the relativistic conviction to be found at large in the culture. And Fear...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 151–205.
Published: 01 April 2011
... that Russell's solution requires him to adopt certain substantive views about the nature of the referents of what are usually called “logically proper names.” In particular, Russell's solution will work only if the referents of such names are given to one who understands them in a manner that is entirely “aspect...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 299–352.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Andrew Bacon Most work on the semantic paradoxes within classical logic has centered around what this essay calls “linguistic” accounts of the paradoxes: they attribute to sentences or utterances of sentences some property that is supposed to explain their paradoxical or nonparadoxical status...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2016
... section sets the stage by introducing a case study from Leibniz's technical work on the strength of extended, rigid beams. The second section draws on that case study to introduce a model for understanding Leibniz's views on the relationship between derivative and primitive forces. The third section draws...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2003
...) Robert Stecker, Artworks: Definition, Meaning, Value. University Park: Pennsyl- vania State University Press, 1997. Pp.xi, 322. In this book Robert Stecker sets out to answer three basic questions in the phi- losophy of art: What is art? What is it to understand a work of art? And what...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 575–580.
Published: 01 October 2003
.... This book is probably the best comprehensive treatment of Heidegger’s phi- losophy of art currently available in English. A little over a third of the volume deals with the most widely read and discussed of Heidegger’s texts concerning art, the 1936 essay, “The Origin of the Work of Art.”1 The remaining...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 614–617.
Published: 01 October 2000
... will be of adding works of mass art (Spice Girls, The Godfather) to the equation. One also wonders whether making room for mass art will put pressure on standard views about art and emotion, or the moral or political content of art. It’s time for a comprehensive and sensible philosophical examination...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 456–458.
Published: 01 July 2002
... of Auvergne, The Soul. Translated from the Latin with an introduction and notes by Roland Teske, S.J. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2000. Pp. 514. One of the biggest challenges facing both students and scholars working in the field of medieval philosophy involves the inaccessibility...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2003
... of the most prestigious authors in this newly emerging field, whose prior work has been spread over numerous journals and other venues that were rarely devoted singly to the philosophy of chemistry. For this alone the book is commendable. 113...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 601–605.
Published: 01 October 2016
... to the pietistic tradition in which Kierkegaard was raised. 3 Unfortunately, Westphal appears unaware of this work. Another sense in which the book is disappointingly incomplete is that despite Westphal's claim that the remarks made about faith in the works he examines cohere with one another, he makes very...