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Recent Submissions

  • Almost identical, almost innocent 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2017-09-12) - Journal article
    In his 1991 book, Parts of Classes, David Lewis discusses the idea that composition is identity, alongside the idea that mereological overlap is a form of partial identity. But this notion of partial identity does nothing ...
  • Transformative treatments 

    Paul, L. A.; Healy, Kieran (2016-11-07) - Journal article
    Contemporary social-scientific research seeks to identify specific causal mechanisms for outcomes of theoretical interest. Experiments that randomize populations to treatment and control conditions are the “gold standard” ...
  • Social mereology 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2017-10-25) - Journal article
    What kind of entity is a committee, a book group or a band? I argue that committees and other such social groups are concrete, composite particulars, having ordinary human beings amongst their parts. So the committee members ...
  • Two purposes of knowledge attribution and the contextualism debate 

    McGrath, Matthew (Oxford University Press, 2015-10-30) - Book item
    In this chapter, we follow Edward Craig’s (1990) advice: ask what the concept of knowledge does for us and use our findings as clues about its application conditions. What a concept does for us is a matter of what we can ...
  • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

    Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (2017-08-24) - Journal article
    In his recent John Locke Lectures – published as Between Saying and Doing – Brandom extends and refines his views on the nature of language and philosophy by developing a position that he calls Analytic Pragmatism. Although ...

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