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  • Abelian mereology 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2015) - Journal article
    In classical extensional mereology, composition is idempotent: if x is part of y, then the sum of x and y is identical to y. In this paper, I provide a systematic and coherent formal mereology for which idempotence fails. ...
  • ACPQ Special Issue on Elizabeth Anscombe : Editor's Introduction 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016) - Journal item
    Introduction to Special Issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly on The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe
  • Against the complex versus simple distinction 

    Hummel, Patrik (2017-04) - Journal article
    This paper examines three proposals on the difference between complex and simple views about personal identity: Parfit’s original introduction of the distinction, Gasser and Stefan’s definition and Noonan’s recent proposal. ...
  • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
    Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
  • Anti-symmetry and non-extensional mereology 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2010-04) - Journal article
    I examine the link between extensionality principles of classical mereology and the anti-symmetry of parthood. Varzi’s most recent defence of extensionality depends crucially on assuming anti-symmetry. I examine the notions ...
  • Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import 

    Read, Stephen (2015) - Journal article
    Jan Lukasiewicz's treatise on Aristotle's Syllogistic, published in the 1950s, has been very influential in framing contemporary understanding of Aristotle's logical systems. However, Lukasiewicz's interpretation is based ...
  • Beyond atomism 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2013-03) - Journal article
    Contemporary metaphysicians have been drawn to a certain attractive picture of the structure of the world. This picture consists in classical mereology, the priority of parts over wholes, and the well-foundedness of ...
  • Blame and wrongdoing 

    Brown, Jessica Anne (2016-09-28) - Journal article
  • Composition as identity : framing the debate 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (Oxford University Press, 2014-08) - Book item
  • Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy 

    Read, Stephen (Fordham University Press, 2014-12) - Book item
    In his recent study, Concepts, Fodor identifies five nonnegotiable constraints on any theory of concepts. These theses were all shared by the standard medieval theories of concepts. However, those theories were cognitivist, ...
  • Consequentialism's double-edged aword 

    Sachs, Benjamin (2010-09) - Journal article
    Recent work on consequentialism has revealed it to be more flexible than previously thought. Consequentialists have shown how their theory can accommodate certain features with which it has long been considered incompatible, ...
  • Contextualism about evidential support 

    Brown, Jessica Anne (2016-03) - Journal article
    In this paper, I examine a contextualist thesis that has been little discussed in comparison with contextualism about knowledge, namely contextualism about evidential support. This seems surprising since, prima facie, ...
  • Contrastive reasons and promotion 

    Snedegar, Justin (2014-10) - Journal article
    A promising but underexplored view about normative reasons is contrastivism, which holds that considerations are fundamentally reasons for things only relative to sets of alternatives. Contrastivism gains an advantage by ...
  • Contrastivism about reasons and ought 

    Snedegar, Justin (2015-06-04) - Journal article
    Contrastivism about some concept says that the concept is relativized to sets of alternatives. Relative to some alternatives, the concept may apply, but relative to others, it may not. This article explores contrastivism ...
  • Corporeal gods, with reference to Plato and Aristotle 

    Broadie, Sarah Jean (Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH, 2016-07-08) - Book item
  • Critical notice on Istvan Hont, Politics in Commercial Society 

    Harris, James Anthony (2016-06) - Journal item
  • Critical Notice: Consciousness and the prospects of physicalism, by Derk Pereboom 

    Ball, Derek Nelson (2014) - Journal item
    I question Pereboom's idea that introspection might be radically mistaken, and his constitution-based physicalist metaphysics.
  • Defeating pragmatic encroachment? 

    McGrath, Matthew (2016-11-15) - Journal article
    This paper examines the prospects of a prima facie attractive response to Fantl and McGrath's argument for pragmatic encroachment. The response concedes that if one knows a proposition to be true then that proposition is ...