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Contingency and necessity : human agency in Musil's the man without qualities
(2014-01) - Journal article,
Robert Fland, or Elandus Dialecticus?
(2017-05-01) - Journal article,
In the late 1970s, Paul Spade edited three treatises, on Consequences, Insolubles and Obligations, which he attributed to an otherwise unknown fourteenth-century logician whom he named as Robert Fland. We question this ...
Errol Lord and Barry Maguire, eds., Weighing reasons
(2017-10) - Journal item,
How should utilitarians think about the future?
(2017) - Journal article,
Utilitarians must think collectively about the future because many contemporary moral issues require collective responses to avoid possible future harms. But current rule utilitarianism does not accommodate the distant ...
Reasons for and reasons against
(2018-03) - 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 ...
Quatenus and Spinoza's Monism
(2018-04) - Journal article,
I examine Spinoza’s use of the term quatenus. It is, I argue, an operator working in the context of a broader logical theory and blocking certain inferences that, according to critics such as Pierre Bayle, lead Spinoza’s ...
Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary
(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 ...
Sosa on epistemic value : a Kantian obstacle
(2018-02-17) - Journal item,
In recent work, Sosa proposes a comprehensive account of epistemic value based on an axiology for attempts. According to this axiology, an attempt is better if it succeeds, better still if it is apt (i.e., succeeds through ...
On the indeterminacy of the meter
(2017-12-01) - Journal article,
In the International System of Units (SI), ‘meter’ is defined in terms of seconds and the speed of light, and ‘second’ is defined in terms of properties of cesium 133 atoms. I show that one consequence of these definitions ...
Corporate agency and possible futures
(2018-05-03) - Journal article,
We need an account of corporate agency that is temporally robust – one that will help future people to cope with challenges posed by corporate groups in a range of credible futures. In particular, we need to bequeath moral ...