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Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Modality and paradox 

    Uzquiano, Gabriel (2015-04-06) - Journal article
    Philosophers often explain what could be the case in terms of what is, in fact, the case at one possible world or another. They may differ in what they take possible worlds to be or in their gloss of what is for something ...
  • Reasons for and reasons against 

    Snedegar, Justin (2017-03-03) - Journal article
    What an agent ought to do is determined by competition between reasons bearing on the options open to her. The popular metaphor of balancing or weighing reasons on a scale to represent this competition encourages a focus ...
  • Reply to Eaton and Pickavance 

    Weatherson, Brian James (2016-03-11) - Journal item
    David Eaton and Timothy Pickavance argued that interest-relative invariantism has a surprising and interesting consequence. They take this consequence to be so implausible that it refutes interest-relative invariantism. ...
  • No help on the hard problem 

    Ball, Derek Nelson (2016-11-17) - Journal item
    The hard problem of consciousness is to explain why certain physical states are conscious: why do they feel the way they do, rather than some other way or no way at all? Arthur Reber (2016) claims to solve the hard problem. ...

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