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The Philosophical Review (1 October 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 and...
The Philosophical Review (1 April 2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
... problem 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 January 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 April 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 of...
The Philosophical Review (1 April 2011) 120 (2): 151–205.
Published: 01 April 2011
... 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 April 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 July 2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 they are in the...
The Philosophical Review (1 October 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 of...
The Philosophical Review (1 July 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. “No...
The Philosophical Review (1 January 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 April 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 is the...
The Philosophical Review (1 October 2016) 125 (4): 601–605.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., but it would have been far more indicative of the book's content. That is, the book, by the author's own admission, does not give Kierkegaard's concept of faith, but only a concept of faith that can be found in certain of Kierkegaard's works, a concept of faith that many readers will find...
The Philosophical Review (1 July 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 October 2018) 127 (4): 532–535.
Published: 01 October 2018
... founding texts of the history and philosophy of science ( Kuhn 2012 ). For many years, the account of scientific change proposed in Structure has been the focal point of discussion of Kuhn's work. However, Kuhn continued to develop his views throughout the remainder of his career. In recent years, there...
The Philosophical Review (1 October 2000) 109 (4): 614–617.
Published: 01 October 2000
... wonders what the effect 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 575–580.
Published: 01 October 2003
.... xiii, 179. 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 January 2003) 112 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2003
... 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...
The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 January 2019
... written between 1997 and 2015, there is no doubt that one should think about them. It goes without saying that his work in this area is essential reading, but it bears emphasizing just how rewarding it is to follow Strawson down the winding paths of his investigation. There is an excitement to this way of...
The Philosophical Review (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 138–141.
Published: 01 January 2000
... statements that are conveyed or suggested by a literary work. Despite his admirable lucidity, Kivy has a tendency to oversimplify. For 138 BOOK REWEWS example, in chapter 3 he argues that novels, unlike plays, are not represen...