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    • Justifications and excuses 

      Baron, Marcia (2005) - Journal article
      The distinction between justifications and excuses is a familiar one to most of us who work either in moral philosophy or legal philosophy. But exactly how it should be understood is a matter of considerable disagreement. ...
    • Virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and the 'one thought too many' objection 

      Baron, Marcia (de Gruyter, 2008) - Book item
    • True, false, paranormal, and 'designated'? : a reply to Jenkins 

      Caret, Colin Ready; Cotnoir, Aaron (2008-07) - Journal article
    • Extortion and the ethics of "topping up" 

      Sachs, Benjamin (2009-10) - Journal item
    • 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, ...
    • Why coercion is wrong when it’s wrong 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2013) - Journal article
      It is usually thought that wrongful acts of threat-involving coercion are wrong because they involve a violation of the freedom or autonomy of the targets of those acts. I argue here that this cannot possibly be right, and ...
    • Universalism and junk 

      Cotnoir, A.J. (2014) - Journal article
      Those who accept the necessity of mereological universalism face what has come to be known as the junk argument due to Bohn [2009], which proceeds from (i) the incompatibility of junk with universalism and (ii) the possibility ...
    • Indexicality, transparency, and mental files 

      Ball, Derek Nelson (2014) - Journal article
      Francois Recanati’s Mental Files (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) presents a picture of the mind on which mental representations are indexical and transparent. I dispute this picture: there is no clear case for ...
    • Two-dimensionalism and the social character of meaning 

      Ball, Derek Nelson (2014-04) - Journal article
      This paper develops and critiques the two-dimensionalist account of mental content developed by David Chalmers. I first explain Chalmers's account and show that it resists some popular criticisms. I then argue that the ...
    • Who's afraid of determinism? 

      Stevenson, Leslie (2014-07) - Journal article
      Because of the idealizations involved in the ideas of a total state of the world and of all the laws of nature, the thesis of all-encompassing determinism is unverifiable. Our everyday non-scientific talk of causation does ...
    • Inconsistent boundaries 

      Weber, Z.; Cotnoir, A.J. (2014-12) - Journal article
      Mereotopology is a theory of connected parts. The existence of boundaries, as parts of everyday objects, is basic to any such theory; but in classical mereotopology, there is a problem: if boundaries exist, then either ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Two kinds of rule regulating human subjects research 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2015) - Journal article
      Alan Wertheimer argues that before we promulgate some rule regarding the conduct of research on human subjects we ethically ought to consider the consequences of the rule being followed. This ethical requirement has an ...
    • Time is double the trouble: Zeno's moving rows 

      Sattler, B. (2015-03) - Journal article
    • Direct moral grounding and the legal model of moral normativity 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2015-04) - Journal article
      Whereas most moral philosophers believe that the facts as to what we’re morally required to do are grounded by the facts about our moral reasons, which in turn are grounded by non-normative facts, I propose that moral ...
    • 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 ...
    • Signification, closure and indirect speech reports 

      Read, Stephen (2015-06) - Journal article
      Bradwardine’s solution to the the logical paradoxes depends on the idea that every sentence signifies many things, and its truth depends on things’ being wholly as it signifies. This idea is underpinned by his claim that ...
    • A neglected resolution of Russell's paradox of propositions 

      Uzquiano, Gabriel (2015-06) - Journal article
      Bertrand Russell offered an influential paradox of propositions in Appendix B of "The Principles of Mathematics", but there is little agreement as to what to conclude from it. We suggest that Russell’s paradox is best ...
    • 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 ...