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  1. added 2016-02-11
    James J. Delaney & David Martin (forthcoming). Therapy, Enhancement, and Medicine: Challenges for the Doctor–Patient Relationship and Patient Safety. Journal of Business Ethics.
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    Damiano Costa (forthcoming). The Transcendentist Theory of Persistence. Journal of Philosophy.
    This paper develops a endurantist theory of persistence. The theory is built around one basic tenet, which concerns existence at a time – the relation between an object and the times at which that object is present. According to this tenet, which I call transcendentism, for an object to exist at a time is for it to participate in events that are located at that time. I argue that transcendentism is a semantically grounded and metaphysically fruitful. It is semantically grounded, (...)
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    Jiri Benovsky (forthcoming). Meta-Metaphysics. Springer.
    Metaphysical theories are beautiful. I mean it literally. At the end of this book, I defend the view that metaphysical theories possess aesthetic properties and that these play a crucial role when it comes to theory evaluation and theory choice. But this is the end of a long journey – a journey that is perhaps more important than the destination. Before we get there, the philosophical path I propose to follow starts with three discussions of metaphysical equivalence. I argue that (...)
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    Justin Khoo (forthcoming). Backtracking Counterfactuals, Revisited. Mind.
    I discuss three observations about backtracking counterfactuals not predicted by existing theories, and then motivate a theory of counterfactuals that does predict them. On my theory, counterfactuals quantify over a suitably restricted set of historical possibilities from some contextually relevant past time. I motivate each feature of the theory relevant to predicting our three observations about backtracking counterfactuals. The paper concludes with replies to three potential objections.
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    Ludovico Geymonat (1956). Troppo idealismo. Il Contemporaneo (Supplemento di Andquot;Rinascita") (7 aprile 1956).
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    Marcoen J. T. F. Cabbolet, Relativity of Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Inertial Motion in the Universe of the Elementary Process Theory.
    The main issues with the Elementary Process Theory (EPT), a scheme of seven well-formed formulas with a speculative physical interpretation as elementary principles that govern the supersmall scale, are (i) that it has been developed from an unproven hypothesis (repulsive gravity), and (ii) that there is no proof that it corresponds to existing theories. While the unproven hypothesis is de facto being tested at CERN and at the PSI, the purpose of this paper is to show that the EPT corresponds (...)
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    Chad Vance (forthcoming). Classical Theism and Modal Realism Are Incompatible. Religious Studies.
    The standard conception of God is that of a necessary being. On a possible worlds semantics, this entails that God exists at every possible world. According to the modal realist account of David Lewis, possible worlds are understood to be real, concrete worlds—no different in kind from the actual world. Some have argued that Lewis’s view is incompatible with classical theism (e.g., Sheehy, 2006). More recently, Ross Cameron (2009) has defended the thesis that Lewisian modal realism and classical theism are (...)
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    Nathan Wildman (forthcoming). How (Not) to Be a Modalist About Essence. In Mark Jago (ed.), Reality Making. Oxford University Press
    Rather infamously, Kit Fine provided a series of counter-examples which purport to show that the modalist program of analysing essence in terms of metaphysical necessity is fundamentally misguided. Several would-be modalists have since responded, attempting to save the position from this Finean Challenge. This paper evaluates and rejects a trio of such responses, from Della Rocca (1996), Zalta (2006), and Gorman (2005). But I’m not here arguing for Fine’s conclusion – ultimately, this is a fight amongst friends, with Della Rocca, (...)
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    Stefanie Dach (2014). Realismus a jazyk: Recept podle Sellarse. Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 5 (19).
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    Stefanie Dach (2014). Realismus a jazyk: Recept podle Sellarse. Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 5 (19).
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    Stefanie Dach (2014). Realismus a jazyk: Recept podle Sellarse. Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 5 (19).
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    Michael C. Rea (2007). Realism in Theology and Metaphysics. In Conor Cunningham & Peter Candler (eds.), Belief and Metaphysics. SCM Press 323-344.
    The paper will have three sections. In section one I briefly present and respond to Byrne’s argument against theological realism. In section two, I present van Fraassen’s argument against analytic metaphysics and I show how, if sound, it constitutes a reason to reject both metaphysical and theological realism. In section three, I show how van Fraassen can be answered. Obviously what I am doing here falls far short of a full-blown defense of realism in either metaphysics or theology. But the (...)
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    Ludovico Geymonat (1956). Troppo idealismo. Il Contemporaneo (Supplemento di Andquot;Rinascita") (7 aprile 1956).
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    Antonio Vassallo & Pui Him Ip (forthcoming). On the Conceptual Issues Surrounding the Notion of Relational Bohmian Dynamics. Foundations of Physics:1-30.
    The paper presents a program to construct a non-relativistic relational Bohmian theory, that is, a theory of N moving point-like particles that dispenses with space and time as fundamental background structures. The relational program proposed is based on the best-matching framework originally developed by Julian Barbour. In particular, the paper focuses on the conceptual problems that arise when trying to implement such a program. It is argued that pursuing a relational strategy in the Bohmian context leads to a more parsimonious (...)
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    Antonio Vassallo & Pui Him Ip (forthcoming). On the Conceptual Issues Surrounding the Notion of Relational Bohmian Dynamics. Foundations of Physics:1-30.
    The paper presents a program to construct a non-relativistic relational Bohmian theory, that is, a theory of N moving point-like particles that dispenses with space and time as fundamental background structures. The relational program proposed is based on the best-matching framework originally developed by Julian Barbour. In particular, the paper focuses on the conceptual problems that arise when trying to implement such a program. It is argued that pursuing a relational strategy in the Bohmian context leads to a more parsimonious (...)
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    Laszlo Katona (ed.) (2015). The Flying Termite. Vernon Press.
    ABSTRACT of The Flying Termite by L.L. Katona -/- In this book I would like to show the term “intelligence“ has a universal, non-anthropomorphic meaning. We can perceive intelligence in dogs, dolphins or gorillas without understanding of it, but intelligence can be also seen in many other things from insects and the Solar System to elementary particles or the rules of a triangle. But that doesn’t mean intelligence comes from Intelligent Design, yet alone a Designer, they seems to be the (...)
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    Riccardo Pinosio & Michiel van Lambalgen, THE LOGIC OF TIME AND THE CONTINUUM IN KANT's CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
    We aim to show that Kant’s theory of time is consistent by providing axioms whose models validate all synthetic a priori principles for time proposed in the Critique of Pure Reason. In this paper we focus on the distinction between time as form of intuition and time as formal intuition, for which Kant’s own explanations are all too brief. We provide axioms that allow us to construct ‘time as formal intuition’ as a pair of continua, corresponding to time as ‘inner (...)
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    Jared Warren (forthcoming). Epistemology Versus Non-Causal Realism. Synthese:1-20.
    This paper formulates a general epistemological argument against what I call non-causal realism, generalizing domain specific arguments by Benacerraf, Field, and others. First I lay out the background to the argument, making a number of distinctions that are sometimes missed in discussions of epistemological arguments against realism. Then I define the target of the argument—non-causal realism—and argue that any non-causal realist theory, no matter the subject matter, cannot be given a reasonable epistemology and so should be rejected. (...)
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    Jared Warren (forthcoming). Sider on the Epistemology of Structure. Philosophical Studies:1-19.
    Theodore Sider’s recent book, “Writing the Book of the World”, employs a primitive notion of metaphysical structure in order to make sense of substantive metaphysics. But Sider and others who employ metaphysical primitives face serious epistemological challenges. In the first section I develop a specific form of this <span class='Hi'>challenge</span> for Sider’s own proposed epistemology for structure; the second section develops a general <span class='Hi'>reliability</span> <span class='Hi'>challenge</span> for Sider’s theory; and the third and final section argues for the (...)
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    D. J. Bradley (2011). Functionalist Response-Dependence Avoids Missing Explanations. Analysis 71 (2):297-300.
    I argue that there is a flaw in the way that response-dependence has been formulated in the literature, and this flawed formulation has been correctly attacked by Mark Johnston’s Missing Explanation Argument (1993, 1998). Moving to a better formulation, which is analogous to the move from behaviourism to functionalism, avoids the Missing Explanation Argument.
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    David Albert (1996). Elementary Quantum Metaphysics. In J. T. Cushing, Arthur Fine & Sheldon Goldstein (eds.), Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum theory: An Appraisal. Kluwer 277-284.
    Once upon a time, the twentieth-century investigations of the behaviors of sub-atomic particles were thought to have established that there can be no such thing as an objective, observer-independent, scientifically realist, empirically adequate picture of the physical world.
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    Michael C. Rea (2006). Alvin Plantinga. In D. Borchert (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. MacMillan Reference 579-581.
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    Gary Hatfield (2005). Force and Mind–Body Interaction. In Juan Jose Saldana (ed.), Science and Cultural Diversity: Proceedings of the XXIst International Congress of the History of Science. Autonomous National University of Mexico 3074-3089.
    This article calls into question the notion that seventeenth-century authors such as Descartes and Leibniz straightforwardly conceived the mind as something "outside" nature. Descartes indeed did regard matter as distinct from mind, but the question then remains as to whether he equated the natural world, and the world of laws of nature, with the material world. Similarly, Leibniz distinguished a kingdom of final causes (pertaining to souls) and a kingdom of efficient causes (pertaining to bodies and motions), but the question (...)
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    Michael C. Rea (2000). Naturalism and Material Objects. In J. P. Moreland & William Lane Craig (eds.), Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. Routledge 110-132.
    The chapter has four parts. In the first, I argue that we can be justified in believing that there are mind-independent material objects only if we can be justified in believing that modal properties are exemplified in at least some of the regions of space-time that we take to be occupied by material objects. In the second, I argue that we can be justified in believing that modal properties are exemplified in a region only if we can be justified in (...)
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    Christopher Buckels (forthcoming). Making Room for Particulars: Plato's Receptacle as Space Not Substratum. Apeiron.
    The ‘traditional’ interpretation of the Receptacle in Plato’s Timaeus maintains that its parts act as substrata to ordinary particulars such as dogs and tables: particulars are form-matter compounds to which Forms supply properties and the Receptacle supplies a substratum, as well as a space in which these compounds come to be. I argue, against this view, that parts of the Receptacle cannot act as substrata for those particulars. I also argue, making use of contemporary discussions of supersubstantivalism, against a substratum (...)
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    Jeremy Wyatt (forthcoming). The Many (yet Few) Faces of Deflationism. Philosophical Quarterly:pqv085.
    It's often said that according to deflationary theories of truth, truth is not a ‘substantial’ property. While this is a fine slogan, it is far from transparent what deflationists mean (or ought to mean) in saying that truth is ‘insubstantial’. Focusing so intently upon the concept of truth and the word ‘true’, I argue, deflationists and their critics have been insufficiently attentive to a host of metaphysical complexities that arise for deflationists in connection with the property of truth. My aim (...)
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    Irena Cronin (2015). On Aristotelian Universals and Individuals: The "Vink" That Is In Body and May Be In Me. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 15 (45).
    G. E. L. Owen, in his influential article “Inherence,” talks of “vink,” a name he has created for a particular shade of the color pink, and this “vink” serves as an individual in the Aristotelian category of quality. Owen was one of the first to aim to discredit the belief that J. L. Ackrill and his camp espoused, the belief that Aristotle thought that ”general attributes are not in individuals, particular attributes are not in more than one individual.” I postulate (...)
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    Thomas Kroedel (forthcoming). Modal Knowledge, Evolution, and Counterfactuals. In Robert William Fischer & Felipe Leon (eds.), Modal Epistemology After Rationalism. Dordrecht
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    Yitzhak Y. Melamed (forthcoming). Eternity: A History. Oxford University Press.
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    Jessica Wilson (forthcoming). Are There Indeterminate States of Affairs? Yes. In Elizabeth Barnes (ed.), Current Controversies in Metaphysics. Taylor and Francis
    Here I compare two accounts of metaphysical indeterminacy (MI): first, the 'meta-level' approach described by Elizabeth Barnes and Ross Cameron in the companion to this paper, on which every state of affairs (SOA) is itself precise/determinate, and MI is a matter of its being indeterminate which determinate SOA obtains; second, my preferred 'object-level' determinable-based approach, on which MI is a matter of its being determinate---or just plain true---that an indeterminate SOA obtains, where an indeterminate SOA is one whose constitutive object (...)
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    Pendaran Roberts (forthcoming). An Ecumenical Response to Color Contrast Cases. Synthese:1-18.
    Intrapersonal variation due to color contrast effects has been used to argue against the following intuitive propositions about the colors: No object can be more than one determinable or determinate color of the same grade all over at the same time (Incompatibility); external objects are actually colored (Realism); and the colors of objects are mind-independent (Objectivism). In this article, I provide a defense of Incompatibility, Realism, and Objectivism from intrapersonal variation arguments that rely on color contrast effects. I provide a (...)
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    Christian Loew (forthcoming). Causation, Physics, and Fit. Synthese:1-21.
    Our ordinary causal concept seems to fit poorly with how our best physics describes the world. We think of causation as a time-asymmetric dependence relation between relatively local events. Yet fundamental physics describes the world in terms of dynamical laws that are, possible small exceptions aside, time symmetric and that relate global time slices. My goal in this paper is to show why we are successful at using local, time-asymmetric models in causal explanations despite this apparent mismatch with fundamental (...)
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    Pierre-Yves Rochefort (2015). Randall E. Auxier, Douglas R. Anderson et Lewis Edwin Hahn, The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam, Chicago Ill, Open Court, 2015, 948 p. [REVIEW] Philosophiques 42 (2):440-444.
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    Eric Geoffroy, La paradoja de la naturaleza humana, según Rumi. Http://Laescalera-Sophia.Com.Ar/.
    Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī was an universal and perennial wise. Here, in this short but full of meanings article, Eric Geoffroy, french scholar expert in islamic thought, talks about Rumi's conception on human nature. Translated to spanish and introduced by Máximo Lameiro.
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    Philip Goff (forthcoming). Fundamentality and the Mind-Body Problem. Erkenntnis:1-18.
    In the recent metaphysics literature, a number of philosophers have independently endeavoured to marry sparse ontology to abundant truth. The aim is to keep ontological commitments minimal, whilst allowing true sentences to quantify over a vastly greater range of entities than those which they are ontologically committed to. For example, an ontological commitment only to concrete, microscopic simples might be conjoined with a commitment to truths such as ‘There are twenty people working in this building’ and ‘There are prime numbers (...)
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    David-Hillel lRuben (2015). Beyond Supervenience and Construction. Journal of Social Ontology 1 (1):121-141.
    If reduction of the social to the physical fail, what options remain for understanding their relationship? Two such options are supervenience and constructivism. Both are vitiated by a similar fault. So the choices are limited: reduction after all, or emergence.
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    Toni Kannisto (forthcoming). Kant on the Necessity of Causal Relations. Kant-Studien.
    There are two traditional ways to read Kant's claim that every event necessarily has a cause: the weaker every-event some-cause (WCP) and the stronger same-cause same-effect (SCP) causal principles. The focus of the debate about whether and where he subscribes to the SCP has been in the Analogies in the Critique of Pure Reason (Guyer, Allison, and Watkins) and in the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (Friedman). By analysing the arguments and conclusions of both the Analogies and the Postulates as (...)
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    Esteban J. Beltrán Ulate (2016). Spinoza and Time (1921), 1 y 2, de Samuel Alexander, Traducción de Esteban J. Beltrán Ulate. Revista de filosofía (Chile) (141):89-95.
    Resumen: Se presenta la traducción de los capítulos 1 y 2 del libro Spinoza and Time del filósofo judío Samuel Alexander, el que deriva de la Cuarta Conferencia en Memoria de Arthur Davis, dictada ante la Jewish Historical Society de Inglaterra, el domingo 1 de mayo, 1921/23 de Nisan, 5681. La traducción responde a la necesidad de contar con un acercamiento en castellano al corpus alexandriano, ya que no existe al día de hoy una traducción (...)
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    Esteban J. Beltrán Ulate (2016). Spinoza and Time (1921), 1 y 2, de Samuel Alexander, Traducción de Esteban J. Beltrán Ulate. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica (141):89-95.
    Se presenta la traducción de los capítulos 1 y 2 del libro Spinoza and Time del filósofo judío Samuel Alexander, el que deriva de la Cuarta Conferencia en Memoria de Arthur Davis, dictada ante la Jewish Historical Society de Inglaterra, el domingo 1 de mayo, 1921/23 de Nisan, 5681. La traducción responde a la necesidad de contar con un acercamiento en castellano al corpus alexandriano, ya que no existe al día de hoy una traducción total de sus libros. A su (...)
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    D. H. Mellor (2016). From Translations to Truthmakers. In Francesco Federico Calemi (ed.), Metaphysics and Scientific Realism: Essays in Honour of David Malet Armstrong. De Gruyter 219-232.
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    William A. Bauer (forthcoming). Physical Intentionality, Extrinsicness, and the Direction of Causation. Acta Analytica:1-21.
    The Physical Intentionality Thesis claims that dispositions share the marks of psychological intentionality; therefore, intentionality is not exclusively a mental phenomenon. Beyond the standard five marks, Alexander Bird introduces two additional marks of intentionality that he argues dispositions do not satisfy: first, thoughts are extrinsic; second, the direction of causation is that objects cause thoughts, not vice versa. In response, this paper identifies two relevant conceptions of extrinsicness, arguing that dispositions show deep parallels to thoughts on both conceptions. Then, it (...)
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    Tamer Nawar (2014). Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism. By Ruth Groff and John Greco. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 64:670-672.
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    Taraneh Javanbakht (2011). Netism: A new metaphysics and its impacts. Journal of New Philosophy 1:34-40.
    This is Dr. Taraneh Javanbakht's paper on metaphysics entitled Netism, which was published in Journal of New Philosophy by the Tabatabai University in Iran in 2011.
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    Javanbakht Taraneh (2011). Netism: Metaphysics. Journal of New Philosophy 1:34-40.
    This is Dr. Taraneh Javanbakht's paper on metaphysics entitled Netism, which was published in Journal of New Philosophy by the Tabatabai University in Iran in 2011.
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    Javanbakht Taraneh (2011). Netism: Metaphysics. Journal of New Philosophy 1:34-40.
    This is Dr. Taraneh Javanbakht's paper on metaphysics entitled Netism, which was published in Journal of New Philosophy by the Tabatabai University in Iran in 2011.
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    Dave S. Henley, The Propositional Content of Data.
    Our online interaction with information-systems may well provide the largest arena of formal logical reasoning in the world today. Presented here is a critique of the foundations of Logic, in which the metaphysical assumptions of such 'closed world' reasoning are contrasted with those of traditional logic. Closed worlds mostly employ a syntactic alternative to formal language namely, recording data in files. Whilst this may be unfamiliar as logical syntax, it is argued here that propositions are expressed by data (...)
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    Daihyun Chung, Integrationality: A Metaphysical Basis for the Concept of Causation.
    Philosophers of dispositionalism deny the Humean account of causality in terms of constant conjunction, contiguity, temporal priority and contingency. And some of them go further to explain the causal relation not between events or objects, but between properties, in terms of reciprocity, simultaneity, ubiquity, intentionality and holism. But their exposition seems to remain fragmented even though they try to make use of the notions of intentionality and holim. I would inquire reasons why it is piecemeal, by analysing that they employ (...)
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    Daihyun Chung, Can Reference Be Naturalized? -Notes Toward an Integrational Causality.
    As physicalisms of various kinds have faced difficulties in recent years, the time has come to explore possible alternatives, one of which is yinyang ontology. A yinyang theorist is expected to provide a plausible account of causation to replace the traditional notion of causation. The present paper is critical of the Humean tradition, which understands the relata of causal relations in terms of passive materiality so that humans use referential terms to describe causal relations constructively. But an alternative notion of (...)
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    Bryan Frances (forthcoming). Ontology, Composition, Quantification, and Action. Analysis.
    The literature on material composition has largely ignored the composition of actions and events. I argue that this is a mistake. I present a set of individually plausible yet jointly inconsistent claims regarding the connection between quantification and existence, the composition of physical entities, and the logical forms of action sentences.
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    Willem A. DeVries (2016). Just What is the Relation Between the Manifest and the Scientific Images? International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (1):112-128.
    Robert B. Brandom’s From Empiricism to Expressivism ranges widely over fundamental issues in metaphysics, with occasional forays into epistemology as well. The centerpiece is what Brandom calls ‘the Kant-Sellars thesis about modality’. This is ‘[t]he claim that in being able to use ordinary empirical descriptive vocabulary, one already knows how to do everything that one needs to know how to do, in principle, to use alethic modal vocabulary – in particular subjunctive conditionals’. Despite claiming descent from Sellars, Brandom defends here (...)
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