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Knowability relative to information
(2018-10-25) - Journal article,
We present a formal semantics for epistemic logic, capturing the notion of knowability relative to information (KRI). Like Dretske, we move from the platitude that what an agent can know depends on her (empirical) information. ...
Descartes's critique of the syllogistic
(2017-10) - Journal article,
This article presents a novel reading of Descartes’s critique of the traditional syllogistic. The reading differs from those previously presented by scholars who regard Descartes’s critique as a version of a well-known ...
The notion of continuity in Parmenides
(2017-10-26) - Journal article,
Almost identical, almost innocent
(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 ...
Natural axioms for mereology
(2018-10-24) - Journal article,
We present a new axiomatization of classical mereology in which the three components of the theory—ordering, composition, and decomposition principles—are neatly separated. The equivalence of our axiom system with other, ...
Sense, incomplete understanding, and the problem of normative guidance
(2017) - Journal article,
Frege seems committed to the thesis that the senses of the fundamental notions of arithmetic remain stable and are stably grasped by thinkers throughout history. Fully competent practitioners grasp those senses clearly and ...
Answering to future people : responsibility for climate change in a breaking world
(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 ...
Intellectual skill and the Rylean regress
(2017-04-01) - Journal article,
Intelligent activity requires the use of various intellectual skills. While these skills are connected to knowledge, they should not be identified with knowledge. There are realistic examples where the skills in question ...
Social science as a guide to social metaphysics?
(2018-06) - Journal article,
If we are sympathetic to the project of naturalising metaphysics, how should we approach the metaphysics of the social world? What role can the social sciences play in metaphysical investigation? In the light of these ...
Conceptual Marxism and truth : Inquiry symposium on Kevin Scharp’s Replacing Truth
(2017-03-07) - Journal article,
In Replacing Truth (2013), Scharp takes the concept of truth to be fundamentally incoherent. As such, Scharp reckons it to be unsuited for systematic philosophical theorising and in need of replacement – at least for regions ...