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    Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij & Jeffrey Dunn (forthcoming). Is Reliabilism a Form of Consequentialism? American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Reliabilism -- the view that a belief is justified iff it is produced by a reliable process -- is often characterized as a form of consequentialism. Recently, critics of reliabilism have suggested that, since a form of consequentialism, reliabilism condones a variety of problematic trade-offs, involving cases where someone forms an epistemically deficient belief now that will lead her to more epistemic value later. In the present paper, we argue that the relevant argument against reliabilism fails because it equivocates. While (...)
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  2. Patrick Bondy & J. Adam Carter (forthcoming). The Basing Relation and the Impossibility of the Debasing Demon. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Descartes’ demon is a deceiver: the demon makes things appear to you other than as they really are. However, as Descartes famously pointed out in the Second Meditation, not all knowledge is imperilled by this kind of deception. You still know you are a thinking thing. Perhaps, though, there is a more virulent demon in epistemic hell, one from which none of our knowledge is safe. Jonathan Schaffer (2010) thinks so. The “Debasing Demon” he imagines threatens knowledge not via the (...)
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  3. Vojislav Bozickovic (forthcoming). Slicing Thoughts. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  4. J. Adam Carter & Emma C. Gordon (forthcoming). On Pritchard, Objectual Understanding and the Value Problem. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Duncan Pritchard (2008, 2009, 2010, forthcoming) has argued for an elegant solution to what have been called the value problems for knowledge at the forefront of recent literature on epistemic value. As Pritchard sees it, these problems dissolve once it is recognized that that it is understanding-why, not knowledge, that bears the distinctive epistemic value often (mistakenly) attributed to knowledge. A key element of Pritchard’s revisionist argument is the claim that understanding-why always involves what he calls strong cognitive achievement—viz., cognitive (...)
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  5. J. Adam Carter & S. Orestis Palermos (forthcoming). Epistemic Internalism, Content Externalism and the Subjective/Objective Justification Distinction. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Two arguments against the compatibility of epistemic internalism and content externalism are considered. Both arguments are shown to fail, because they equivocate on the concept of justification involved in their premises. To spell out the involved equivocation, a distinction between subjective and objective justification is introduced, which can also be independently motivated on the basis of a wide range of thought experiments to be found in the mainstream literature on epistemology. The subjective/objective justification distinction is also ideally suited for providing (...)
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    Dan Cavedon-Taylor (forthcoming). Odors, Objects and Olfaction. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Olfaction represents odors, if it represents anything at all. Does olfaction also represent ordinary objects like cheese, fish and coffee-beans? Many think so. It is argued here that such a view is in error. Instead, we should affirm an austere account of the intentional objects of olfaction: olfactory experience is about odors, not objects. Visuocentric thinking about olfaction has tempted some philosophers to say otherwise.
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  7. Sam Cowling & Wesley D. Cray (forthcoming). How To Be Omnipresent. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Attributions of omnipresence, most familiar within the philosophy of religion, typically take the omnipresence of an entity to either consist in that entity’s occupation of certain regions or be dependent upon other of that entity’s attributes, such as omnipotence or omniscience. This paper defends an alternative conception of omnipresence that is independent of other purported divine attributes and dispenses with occupation. The resulting view repurposes the metaphysics of necessitism and permanentism, taking omnipresent entities to be those entities that exist at (...)
     
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  8. Paul R. Daniels (forthcoming). Sweeping Endurantism is a Mischaracterization of Endurantism. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    One way endurantism is commonly characterized is as a sweeping thesis, according to which enduring objects persist by sweeping or moving through time. I argue that the endurantist should resist this characterization as it makes her view incompatible with eternalism, the moving spotlight theory, and the growing block theory. Moreover, even the presentist endurantist should resist this characterization as it undermines the modal analogy. As a result, those who argue against endurantism should avoid characterizing endurantism in this way. Through this (...)
     
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  9. Jonathan Eric Dorsey (forthcoming). On the Grounding-Reduction Link. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    The claim that reduction entails grounding (but not vice versa) – called ‘the grounding-reduction link’ – is potentially very important but not clearly correct. After working through a fruitful debate between Gideon Rosen (who maintains the link) and Paul Audi (who maintains its impossibility), I distinguish between what I call ‘strict’ and ‘broad’ reduction. Strict reduction is incompatible with grounding, but broad reduction is not. Thus the link is possible, at least for broad reduction. However, neither strict nor broad reduction (...)
     
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  10. Dustin Locke (forthcoming). Knowledge, Explanation, and Motivating Reasons. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    According to a number of recent philosophers, knowledge has an intimate relationship with rationality. Some philosophers hold, in particular, that rational agents do things for good motivating reasons, and that p can be one’s motivating reason for -ing (acting/believing/fearing/etc.) only if one knows that p. This paper argues against this view and in favor of the view that p cannot be one’s motivating reason for -ing—in the relevant sense—unless there is an appropriate explanatory connection between the fact that p and (...)
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    Tony Manela (forthcoming). Gratitude and Appreciation. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    This article argues that "gratitude to" and "gratitude that" are fundamentally different concepts. The former (prepositional gratitude) is properly a response to benevolent attitudes, and entails special concern on the part of the beneficiary for a benefactor, while the latter (propositional gratitude) is a response to beneficial states of affairs, and entails no special concern for anyone. Propositional gratitude, it is argued, ultimately amounts to a species of appreciation. The tendency to see prepositional gratitude and propositional “gratitude” as two species (...)
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  12. Christopher Menzel (forthcoming). Problems with the Bootstrapping Objection to Theistic Activism. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    According to traditional theism, God alone exists a se, independent of all other things, and all other things exist ab alio, i.e., God both creates them and sustains them in existence. On the face of it, divine "aseity" is inconsistent with classical Platonism, i.e., the view that there are objectively existing, abstract objects. For according to the classical Platonist, at least some abstract entities are wholly uncreated, necessary beings and, hence, as such, they also exist a se. The thesis of (...)
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    Kristie Miller (forthcoming). Is Some Backwards Time Travel Inexplicable? American Philosophical Quarterly.
    It has been suggested that there is something worrisome, puzzling, or incomprehensible about the sorts of causal loops sometimes involved in backwards time travel. This paper disentangles two distinct puzzles and evaluates whether they provide us reason to find backwards time travel incomprehensible, inexplicable, or otherwise worrisome. The paper argues that they provide no such reason.
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  14. Rik Peels (forthcoming). A Modal Solution to the Problem of Moral Luck. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    In this article I provide and defend a solution to the problem of moral luck. The problem of moral luck is that there is a set of three theses about luck and moral blameworthiness each of which is at least prima facie plausible, but that, it seems, cannot all be true. The theses are that (1) one cannot be blamed for what happens beyond one’s control, (2) that which is due to luck is beyond one’s control, and (3) we rightly (...)
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  15. Neil Sinhababu (forthcoming). Divine Fine-Tuning Vs. Electrons in Love. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    I present a novel objection to fine-tuning arguments for God's existence: the metaphysical possibility of different psychophysical laws allows any values of the physical constants to support intelligent life forms, like protons and electrons that are in love.
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    John Turri & Wesley Buckwalter (forthcoming). Descartes’s Schism, Locke’s Reunion: Completing the Pragmatic Turn in Epistemology. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Centuries ago, Descartes and Locke initiated a foundational debate in epistemology over the relationship between knowledge, on the one hand, and practical factors, on the other. Descartes claimed that knowledge and practice are fundamentally separate. Locke claimed that knowledge and practice are fundamentally united. After a period of dormancy, their disagreement has reignited on the contemporary scene. Latter-day Lockeans claim that knowledge itself is essentially connected to, and perhaps even constituted by, practical factors such as how much is at stake, (...)
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  17. David Widerker (forthcoming). In Defense of Non-Causal Libertarianism. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Non-Causal Libertarianism (NCL) is a libertarian position which aims to provide a non-causal account of action and freedom to do otherwise. NCL has been recently criticized from a number of quarters, notably from proponents of free will skepticism and agent-causation. The main complaint that has been voiced against NCL is that it does not provide a plausible account of an agent’s control over her action, and therefore, the account of free action it offers is inadequate. Some critics (mainly agent-causationists) have (...)
     
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  18. Sam Baron & Kristie Miller (forthcoming). Causation Sans Time. American Philosophical Quarterly.
    Is time necessary for causation? We argue that, given a counterfactual theory of causation, it is not. We defend this claim by considering cases of counterfactual dependence in quantum mechanics. These cases involve laws of nature that govern entanglement. These laws make possible the evaluation of causal counterfactuals between space-like separated entangled particles. There is, for the proponent of a counterfactual theory of causation, a possible world in which causation but not time exists that can be reached by ‘stripping out’ (...)
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  19. I. As (forthcoming). "Did in" Neo-Libertarianism,". American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  20. Roderick Chisholm (forthcoming). Perceiving, A Philosophical Study (1957), and Numerous Articles Since Then; Also Quine, Word and Object (1960); WG Lycan," On Intentionality and the Psychological". [REVIEW] American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  21. John M. Cooper (forthcoming). The Psychology of Justice. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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  22. Norman O. Dahl (forthcoming). Is Mill's Hedonism Inconsistent?'. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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  23. Donald Henze (forthcoming). Descartes on Other Minds. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  24. T. Honderich (forthcoming). Truth: Austin, Strawson, Warnock. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  25. J. Kim (forthcoming). Weak Supervenience. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  26. John Kleinig (forthcoming). Viii. The Concept of Desert. American Philosophical Quarterly.
  27. Keith Lehrer (forthcoming). Theoretical Terms and Inductive Inference. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  28. Don Locke (forthcoming). Reasons for Action'. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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  29. Epistemic Luck (forthcoming). The Purely Epistemic'. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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    Jeff Mason (forthcoming). ""Opening Paragraphs: Philosophy's Self Projection in the" American Philosophical Quarterly" January 1992. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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    Koritha Mitchell, Janine MacLachlan, Marion Jacobson, Robert M. Lichtman, Allan W. Austin, John A. Jakle, Keith A. Sculle, Jason Emerson, Gray Cavender & Nancy C. Jurik (forthcoming). University of Illinois Press. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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    Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (forthcoming). Wittgenstein and Naturalism. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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  33. J. Nickle (forthcoming). Recent Work On The Concept of Rights. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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    Y. Shemmer (forthcoming). Self-Governance, Reasons and Self-Determination. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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  35. B. Skyrms (forthcoming). Return of the Liar'. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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    Richard Swinburne (forthcoming). For the Possibility of Miracles. American Philosophical Quarterly.
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  37. James D. Wallace (forthcoming). Cowardice and Courage. American Philosophical Quarterly.
     
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