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  • Abelian mereology 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2015) - Journal article
    In classical extensional mereology, composition is idempotent: if x is part of y, then the sum of x and y is identical to y. In this paper, I provide a systematic and coherent formal mereology for which idempotence fails. ...
  • Aboutness in imagination 

    Berto, Francesco (2018-08) - Journal article
    I present a formal theory of the logic and aboutness of imagination. Aboutness is understood as the relation between meaningful items and what they concern, as per Yablo and Fine’s works on the notion. Imagination is ...
  • ACPQ Special Issue on Elizabeth Anscombe : Editor's Introduction 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016-06-01) - Journal item
    Introduction to Special Issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly on The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe
  • Adding happy people 

    Pummer, Theron Gene (Oxford University Press, 2016-09-22) - Book item
  • Against the complex versus simple distinction 

    Hummel, Patrik (2017-04) - Journal article
    This paper examines three proposals on the difference between complex and simple views about personal identity: Parfit’s original introduction of the distinction, Gasser and Stefan’s definition and Noonan’s recent proposal. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

    Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (2017-12) - 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 ...
  • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
    Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
  • Answering to future people : responsibility for climate change in a breaking world 

    Mulgan, Tim (2018-08) - Journal article
    Our everyday notions of responsibility are often driven by our need to justify ourselves to specific others – especially those we harm, wrong, or otherwise affect. One challenge for contemporary ethics is to extend this ...
  • Anti-symmetry and non-extensional mereology 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2010-04) - Journal article
    I examine the link between extensionality principles of classical mereology and the anti-symmetry of parthood. Varzi’s most recent defence of extensionality depends crucially on assuming anti-symmetry. I examine the notions ...
  • 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 ...
  • Autonomy, progress and virtue : why Kant has nothing to fear from the overdemandingness objection 

    Timmermann, Jens (2018-09) - Journal article
    Is Kant’s ethical theory too demanding? Do its commands ask too much of us, either by calling for self-sacrifice on particular occasions, or by pervading our lives to the extent that there is no room for permissible action? ...
  • Beyond atomism 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2013-03) - Journal article
    Contemporary metaphysicians have been drawn to a certain attractive picture of the structure of the world. This picture consists in classical mereology, the priority of parts over wholes, and the well-foundedness of ...
  • Biosocial selfhood : overcoming the ‘body-social problem’ within the individuation of the human self 

    Higgins, Joe (2018-07) - Journal article
    In a recent paper, Kyselo (2014) argues that an enactive approach to selfhood can overcome ‘the body-social problem’: “the question for philosophy of cognitive science about how bodily and social aspects figure in the ...
  • A bitter pill for closure 

    Backes, Marvin (2017-11-18) - Journal article
    The primary objective of this paper is to introduce a new epistemic paradox that puts pressure on the claim that justification is closed under multi premise deduction. The first part of the paper will consider two well-known ...
  • Blame and wrongdoing 

    Brown, Jessica (2017-09-07) - Journal article
    The idea that one can blamelessly violate a norm is central to ethics and epistemology. The paper examines the prospects for an account of blameless norm violation applicable both to norms governing action and norms governing ...
  • Comments on Brian Epstein's The Ant Trap 

    Hawley, Katherine (2017-02-13) - Journal item
    The Ant Trap is a terrific book, which opens up new opportunities to use philosophical methods in the social realm, by drawing on the tools and techniques of contemporary metaphysics. Epstein uses concepts of dependence, ...
  • Composition as identity : framing the debate 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (Oxford University Press, 2014-08) - Book item
  • Conceivability and possibility : some dilemmas for Humeans 

    Berto, Francesco; Schoonen, Tom (2018-06) - Journal article
    The Humean view that conceivability entails possibility can be criticized via input from cognitive psychology. A mainstream view here has it that there are two candidate codings for mental representations (one of them ...