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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 ...
A bitter pill for closure
(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 ...
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 ...
Humans, aliens, and the big ethical questions
(2018-06-01) - Journal item,
What happens when an astro-biologist, a theologian, a political theorist and a philosopher discuss the ethics of human–alien encounters? Ben Sachs reports.
Hutcheson and Kant : moral sense and moral feeling
(Routledge, 2017-07-14) - Book item,
Contrastivism about reasons and ought
(2015-06-04) - Journal article,
Contrastivism about some concept says that the concept is relativized to sets of alternatives. Relative to some alternatives, the concept may apply, but relative to others, it may not. This article explores contrastivism ...
Why are indexicals essential?
(2015-12-01) - Journal article,
Despite recent challenges, it is commonly held that certain indexical terms such as ‘I’, ‘here’ and ‘now’ have a necessary or ‘essential’ role in certain kinds of action. I argue that this is correct, and I offer an ...