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Hasteners and delayers : why rains don't cause fires
(2018-07) - Journal article
We typically judge that hasteners are causes of what they hasten, while delayers are not causes of what they delay. These judgements, I suggest, are sensitive to an underlying metaphysical distinction. To see this, we need ...
Why it is disrespectful to violate rights : contractualism and the Kind-Desire Theory
(2018-01) - Journal article
The most prominent theories of rights, the Will Theory and the Interest Theory, notoriously fail to accommodate all and only rights-attributions that make sense to ordinary speakers. The Kind-Desire Theory, Leif Wenar’s ...
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 ...
Semantic pollution and syntactic purity
(2015-12) - Journal article
Logical inferentialism claims that the meaning of the logical constants should be given, not model-theoretically, but by the rules of inference of a suitable calculus. It has been claimed that certain proof-theoretical ...
Simple hyperintensional belief revision
(2018-02-05) - Journal article
I present a possible worlds semantics for a hyperintensional belief revision operator, which reduces the logical idealization of cognitive agents affecting similar operators in doxastic and epistemic logics, as well as in ...
True, false, paranormal, and 'designated'? : a reply to Jenkins
(2008-07) - Journal article
Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import
(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 ...
(2014-12) - Journal article
Mereotopology is a theory of connected parts. The existence of boundaries, as parts of everyday objects, is basic to any such theory; but in classical mereotopology, there is a problem: if boundaries exist, then either ...
Some results on the limits of thought
(2018-01-31) - Journal article
Generalizing on some arguments due to Arthur Prior and Dmitry Mirimanoff, we provide some further limitative results on what can be thought.
(2017-04) - Journal article
General-elimination harmony articulates Gentzen's idea that the elimination-rules are justified if they infer from an assertion no more than can already be inferred from the grounds for making it. Dummett described the ...