Gabriel Oak Rabin New York University

  • Faculty, New York University
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013.

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  1. Gabriel Rabin (2011). Conceptual Mastery and the Knowledge Argument. Philosophical Studies 154 (1):125-147.
    According to Frank Jackson’s famous knowledge argument, Mary, a brilliant neuroscientist raised in a black and white room and bestowed with complete physical knowledge, cannot know certain truths about phenomenal experience. This claim about knowledge, in turn, implies that physicalism is false. I argue that the knowledge argument founders on a dilemma. Either (i) Mary cannot know the relevant experiential truths because of trivial obstacles that have no bearing on the truth of physicalism or (ii) once the obstacles have been (...)
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  2. Gabriel Rabin (2011). Physicalism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (3):562 - 566.
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Volume 89, Issue 3, Page 562-566, September 2011.
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    Gabriel Rabin (2007). Full-Blooded Reference. Philosophia Mathematica 15 (3):357-365.
    In ‘Just what is full-blooded platonism?’ Greg Restall outlines several objections to Mark Balaguer's theory of full-blooded platonism. I reply to these objections by explicating the semantic framework for the reference of mathematical terms that full-blooded platonism requires. Expanding upon these replies, I then explain how the full-blooded platonist, in light of the explicated semantic framework, should treat mathematical terms and statements in order to avoid certain pitfalls.
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