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Recent Submissions

  • Hasteners and delayers : why rains don't cause fires 

    Touborg, Caroline Torpe (2017-05-26) - Journal article
    We typically judge that hasteners are causes of what they hasten, while delayers are not causes of what they delay. These judgements, I suggest, are sensitive to an underlying metaphysical distinction. To see this, we need ...
  • Spectrum arguments and hypersensitivity 

    Pummer, Theron Gene (2017-05-25) - Journal article
    Larry Temkin famously argues that what he calls spectrum arguments yield strong reason to reject Transitivity, according to which the ‘all-things-considered better than’ relation is transitive. Spectrum arguments do reveal ...
  • Proof-theoretic validity 

    Read, Stephen (Oxford University Press, 2015-05-14) - Book item
    The idea of proof-theoretic validity originated in the work of Gerhard Gentzen, when he suggested that the meaning of each logical expression was encapsulated in its introduction-rules, and that the elimination-rules were ...
  • Mutual Indwelling 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2017-04-12) - Journal article
    Perichoresis, or “mutual indwelling,” is a crucial concept in Trinitarian theology. But the philosophical underpinnings of the concept are puzzling. According to ordinary conceptions of “indwelling” or “being in,” it is ...

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