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    • Abelian mereology 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (2015) - Journal article
      In classical extensional mereology, composition is idempotent: if x is part of y, then the sum of x and y is identical to y. In this paper, I provide a systematic and coherent formal mereology for which idempotence fails. ...
    • Aboutness in imagination 

      Berto, Francesco (2018-08) - Journal article
      I present a formal theory of the logic and aboutness of imagination. Aboutness is understood as the relation between meaningful items and what they concern, as per Yablo and Fine’s works on the notion. Imagination is ...
    • Adding happy people 

      Pummer, Theron Gene (Oxford University Press, 2016-09-22) - Book item
    • Against the complex versus simple distinction 

      Hummel, Patrik (2017-04) - Journal article
      This paper examines three proposals on the difference between complex and simple views about personal identity: Parfit’s original introduction of the distinction, Gasser and Stefan’s definition and Noonan’s recent proposal. ...
    • Almost identical, almost innocent 

      Hawley, Katherine Jane (2018-07) - 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 ...
    • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

      Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (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 ...
    • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

      Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
      Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
    • Answering to future people : responsibility for climate change in a breaking world 

      Mulgan, Tim (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 ...
    • Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import 

      Read, Stephen (2015) - Journal article
      Jan Lukasiewicz's treatise on Aristotle's Syllogistic, published in the 1950s, has been very influential in framing contemporary understanding of Aristotle's logical systems. However, Lukasiewicz's interpretation is based ...
    • Blame and wrongdoing 

      Brown, Jessica (2017-09-07) - Journal article
      The idea that one can blamelessly violate a norm is central to ethics and epistemology. The paper examines the prospects for an account of blameless norm violation applicable both to norms governing action and norms governing ...
    • Comments on Brian Epstein's The Ant Trap 

      Hawley, Katherine (2017-02-13) - Journal item
      The Ant Trap is a terrific book, which opens up new opportunities to use philosophical methods in the social realm, by drawing on the tools and techniques of contemporary metaphysics. Epstein uses concepts of dependence, ...
    • Conceivability and possibility : some dilemmas for Humeans 

      Berto, Francesco; Schoonen, Tom (2018-06) - Journal article
      The Humean view that conceivability entails possibility can be criticized via input from cognitive psychology. A mainstream view here has it that there are two candidate codings for mental representations (one of them ...
    • Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy 

      Read, Stephen (Fordham University Press, 2014-12) - Book item
      In his recent study, Concepts, Fodor identifies five nonnegotiable constraints on any theory of concepts. These theses were all shared by the standard medieval theories of concepts. However, those theories were cognitivist, ...
    • Contextualism about evidential support 

      Brown, Jessica Anne (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, ...
    • Contractarianism as a Political Morality 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2016-06-02) - Journal article
      Contractarianism initially made its mark, in the seventeenth century, as a sort of theory of everything in ethics. But gradually philosophers became convinced that there were resources available outside contractarianism ...
    • Contrastivism about reasons and ought 

      Snedegar, Justin (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 ...
    • Corporate agency and possible futures 

      Mulgan, Tim (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 ...
    • Counting the Particles : Entity and Identity in the Philosophy of Physics 

      Berto, Francesco (2017-04-01) - Journal article
      I would like to attack a certain view: The view that the concept of identity can fail to apply to some things although, for some positive integer n, we have n of them. The idea of entities without self-identity is seriously ...
    • Deontic Reasoning Across Contexts 

      Snedegar, Justin (Springer, 2014) - Book item
      Contrastivism about `ought' holds that `ought' claims are relativized, at least implicitly, to sets of mutually exclusive but not necessarily jointly exhaustive alternatives. This kind of theory can solve puzzles that face ...
    • Descartes's critique of the syllogistic 

      Xavier Douglas, Alexander (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 ...