Now showing items 1-10 of 110
Contingency and necessity : human agency in Musil's the man without qualities
(2014-01) - Journal article,
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,
The knowledge unacknowledged in the Theaetetus
(2016-12-22) - 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, ...
Contextualism about evidential support
(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, ...
Two-dimensionalism and the social character of meaning
(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 ...
Indexicality, transparency, and mental files
(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 ...