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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 (2018-07) - 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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, ...
    • Conspiracy Theories, Impostor Syndrome, and Distrust 

      Hawley, Katherine Jane (2019-01-02) - Journal article
      Conspiracy theorists believe that powerful agents are conspiring to achieve their nefarious aims and also to orchestrate a cover-up. People who suffer from impostor syndrome believe that they are not talented enough for ...
    • Contextualism about evidential support 

      Brown, Jessica Anne (2016-03) - Journal article
      In this paper, I examine a contextualist thesis that has been little discussed in comparison with contextualism about knowledge, namely contextualism about evidential support. This seems surprising since, prima facie, ...
    • Contractarianism as a Political Morality 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2016-06-02) - Journal article
      Contractarianism initially made its mark, in the seventeenth century, as a sort of theory of everything in ethics. But gradually philosophers became convinced that there were resources available outside contractarianism ...