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    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Direct moral grounding and the legal model of moral normativity 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2015-04) - Journal article
      Whereas most moral philosophers believe that the facts as to what we’re morally required to do are grounded by the facts about our moral reasons, which in turn are grounded by non-normative facts, I propose that moral ...
    • The Grotian concept of a right 

      Skorupski, John Maria (Brill, 2016-06) - Book item
    • Harmonic inferentialism and the logic of identity 

      Read, Stephen (2016-02-09) - Journal article
      Inferentialism claims that the rules for the use of an expression express its meaning without any need to invoke meanings or denotations for them. Logical inferentialism endorses inferentialism specically for the logical ...
    • Heythrop, Copleston and the Jesuit contribution to philosophy 

      Haldane, John Joseph (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, ...
    • How natural is a unified notion of time? Temporal experience in early Greek thought 

      Sattler, Barbara Michaela (Routledge, 2017-05-10) - Book item
    • Indexicality, transparency, and mental files 

      Ball, Derek Nelson (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 ...
    • Is Weak Supplementation analytic? 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (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 ...