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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 ...
Why coercion is wrong when it’s wrong
(2013) - Journal article
It is usually thought that wrongful acts of threat-involving coercion are wrong because they involve a violation of the freedom or autonomy of the targets of those acts. I argue here that this cannot possibly be right, and ...
Games, beliefs and credences
(2016-03) - Journal article
Truth in fiction, impossible worlds, and belief revision
(2018-02-27) - Journal article
We present a theory of truth in fiction that improves on Lewis's  ‘Analysis 2’ in two ways. First, we expand Lewis's possible worlds apparatus by adding non-normal or impossible worlds. Second, we model truth in ...
Universalism and junk
(2014) - Journal article
Those who accept the necessity of mereological universalism face what has come to be known as the junk argument due to Bohn , which proceeds from (i) the incompatibility of junk with universalism and (ii) the possibility ...
Is Weak Supplementation analytic?
(2018-12-27) - Journal article
Mereological principles are often controversial; perhaps the most stark contrast is between those who claim that Weak Supplementation is analytic—constitutive of our notion of proper parthood—and those who argue that the ...
There’s plenty of Boole at the bottom : a reversible CA against information entropy
(2016-12) - Journal article
“There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, said the title of Richard Feynman’s 1959 seminal conference at the California Institute of Technology. Fifty years on, nanotechnologies have led computer scientists to pay close ...
Heythrop, Copleston and the Jesuit contribution to philosophy
(2016-10) - Journal article
There has been public outcry from philosophers and others at the prospect of the closure of Heythrop College, University of London; yet the nature and history of Heythrop remain little known. It is apt and timely, therefore, ...
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 ...
Taming the runabout imagination ticket
(2018-03-13) - Journal article
The ‘puzzle of imaginative use’ (Kind and Kung in Knowledge through imagination, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016) asks: given that imagination is arbitrary escape from reality, how can it have any epistemic value? ...