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Recent Submissions

  • Autonomy, progress and virtue : why Kant has nothing to fear from the overdemandingness objection 

    Timmermann, Jens (2018-04-09) - Journal article
    It does not bode well for an ethical theory if it inflicts unrealistic requirements on moral agents, if it strains human nature unduly, or if the price of complying with its prescriptions seems not worth paying. Classical ...
  • Philosophical expertise under the microscope 

    Egler, Miguel; Ross, Lewis D. (2018-03-16) - Journal article
    Recent experimental studies indicate that epistemically irrelevant factors can skew our intuitions, and that some degree of scepticism about appealing to intuition in philosophy is warranted. In response, some have claimed ...
  • Looks and perceptual justification 

    McGrath, Matthew (2018-01-13) - Journal article
    Imagine I hold up a Granny Smith apple for all to see. You would thereby gain justified beliefs that it was green, that it was apple, and that it is a Granny Smith apple. Under classical foundationalism, such simple visual ...
  • Social science as a guide to social metaphysics? 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2018-02-05) - Journal article
    If we are sympathetic to the project of naturalising metaphysics, how should we approach the metaphysics of the social world? What role can the social sciences play in metaphysical investigation? In the light of these ...
  • Knowledge for nothing 

    Greenough, Patrick Michael (Oxford University Press, 2018) - Book item

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