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    Raphael van Riel (forthcoming). Jason Stanley, How Propaganda Works. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice:1-3.
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    Kevin Reuter, Lara Kirfel, Raphael van Riel & Luca Barlassina (2014). The Good, the Bad, and the Timely: How Temporal Order and Moral Judgment Influence Causal Selection. Frontiers in Psychology 5:1-10.
    Causal selection is the cognitive process through which one or more elements in a complex causal structure are singled out as actual causes of a certain effect. In this paper, we report on an experiment in which we investigated the role of moral and temporal factors in causal selection. Our results are as follows. First, when presented with a temporal chain in which two human agents perform the same action one after the other, subjects tend to judge (...)
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  3. Raphael van Riel (2011). Nagelian Reduction Beyond the Nagel Model. Philosophy of Science 78 (3):353-375.
    Nagel’s official model of theory-reduction and the way it is represented in the literature are shown to be incompatible with the careful remarks on the notion of reduction Nagel gave while developing his model. Based on these remarks, an alternative model is outlined which does not face some of the problems the official model faces. Taking the context in which Nagel developed his model into account, it is shown that the way Nagel shaped his model and, thus, its well-known deficiencies, (...)
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    Raphael van Riel & Robert Van Gulick, Scientific Reduction. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Markus Eronen & Raphael van Riel (2015). Understanding Through Modeling: The Explanatory Power of Inadequate Representation. Synthese 192 (12):3777-3780.
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    Raphael Van Riel (2015). Enhancing Beyond What Ought to Be the Case ‐ A Conceptual Clarification. Bioethics 30 (2).
    In order to do justice to the intuition that medical treatments as such do not form proper instances of bio-enhancement, as the notion is employed in the ethical debate, we should construe bio-enhancements as interventions, which do not aim at states that, other things being equal, ought to obtain. In the light of this clarification, we come to see that cases of moral enhancement are not covered by the notion of bio-enhancement, properly construed.
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    Raphael van Riel (2008). On How We Perceive the Social World. Criticizing Gallagher's View on Direct Perception and Outlining an Alternative. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (2):544-552.
    Criticizing Gallagher’s view on direct perception, I develop a basic model of social perception. According to the Cartesians another person’s intentions are not directly accessible to an observer. According to the cognitivist Cartesians conscious processes are necessary for social understanding. According to the Anti-Cartesians social perception is direct. Since both of these latter approaches face serious problems, I will argue in favor of an alternative: anti-cognitivist Cartesianism. Distinguishing between an active- and a passive part of the perceptual system we can (...)
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  8. Albert Newen & Raphael van Riel (eds.) (2012). Identity, Language, and Mind. An Introduction to the Philosophy of John Perry. CSLI.
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    Raphael van Riel (2015). The Content of Model-Based Information. Synthese 192 (12):3839-3858.
    The paper offers an account of the structure of information provided by models that relevantly deviate from reality. It is argued that accounts of scientific modeling according to which a model’s epistemic and pragmatic relevance stems from the alleged fact that models give access to possibilities fail. First, it seems that there are models that do not give access to possibilities, for what they describe is impossible. Secondly, it appears that having access to a possibility is epistemically and pragmatically idle. (...)
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    Raphael van Riel (2010). Identity-Based Reduction and Reductive Explanation. Philosophia Naturalis 47 (1-2):183-219.
    In this paper, the relation between identity-based reduction and one specific sort of reductive explanation is considered. The notion of identity-based reduction is spelled out and its role in the reduction debate is sketched. An argument offered by Jaegwon Kim, which is supposed to show that identity-based reduction and reductive explanation are incompatible, is critically examined. From the discussion of this argument, some important consequences about the notion of reduction are pointed out.
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  11. Raphael van Riel & Shaun Gallagher (2008). Direct Perception in the Intersubjective Context. Commentary. Author's Reply. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (2):535-555.
     
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    Raphael van Riel (2014). Prophets Against Ockhamism. Or: Why the Hard Fact/Soft Fact Distinction is Irrelevant to the Problem of Foreknowledge. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 75 (2):119-135.
    In this paper, a cognate of the problem of divine foreknowledge is introduced: the problem of the prophet’s foreknowledge. The latter cannot be solved referring to Ockhamism—the doctrine that divine foreknowledge could, at least in principle, be compatible with human freedom because God’s beliefs about future actions are merely soft facts, rather than hard facts about the past. Under the assumption that if Ockhamism can solve the problem of divine foreknowledge then it should also yield a solution to the problem (...)
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    Raphael van Riel (2012). Pains, Pills and Properties - Functionalism and the First-Order/Second-Order Distinction. Dialectica 66 (4):543-562.
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    Raphael van Riel, From Water to H2O - What Reduction is About. 2008 - Reduction in the Special Sciences.
    In this paper I argue that an important notion of reduction depends on a four-place relation holding between expressions, concepts, properties, and events or states of affairs. I define this notion and argue against alternative accounts that are based on syntactic features of theories. Whilst these latter attempts fail to deliver a satisfactory explanation of why a certain theory or a certain expression reduces to another, the former can give a complete explanation of why, say, ‛human pain’ reduces to ‛C-fiber (...)
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    Raphael van Riel & Albert Newen (2011). Preface. Philosophia Naturalis 47 (1):5-8.
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    Albert Newen, Raphael van Riel & Michael Sollberger (2009). Editorial-Second European Graduate School: Philosophy of Language, Mind and Science. Abstracta 5 (2):113-115.
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    Raphael Van Riel (2009). David Woodruff Smith Et Amy L. Thomasson (Dir.), Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005, 322 pagesDavid Woodruff Smith Et Amy L. Thomasson (Dir.), Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005, 322 Pages. [REVIEW] Philosophiques 36 (1):257-259.
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  18. Marc Lange, Raphael van Riel, Maximilian Schlosshauer, Gregory Wheeler, Zalán Gyenis, Miklós Rédei, John Byron Manchak, James Owen Weatherall, Bruce Glymour & Bradford Skow (2011). 10. Discussion: Problems for Natural Selection as a Mechanism Discussion: Problems for Natural Selection as a Mechanism (Pp. 512-523). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 78 (3).
     
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  19. Albert Newen & Raphael van Riel (eds.) (2012). Identity, Language, and Mind -. CSLI.
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  20. Raphael van Riel (2011). Cognitive Significance and Epistemic Intensions. Logique Et Analyse 54 (216).
  21. Raphael van Riel, Ezio Di Nucci & Jan Schildmann (eds.) (forthcoming). Enhancement der Moral. Mentis.
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  22. Raphael van Riel (2012). Personal Identity. An Introduction to the Philosophy of John Perry. In Albert Newen & Raphael van Riel (eds.), Identity, Language, and Mind -. CSLI
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    Raphael van Riel (2014). The Concept of Reduction. Springer.
    This volume investigates the notion of reduction. Building on the idea that philosophers employ the term ‘reduction’ to reconcile diversity and directionality with unity, without relying on elimination, the book offers a powerful explication of an “ontological” notion of reduction the extension of which is (primarily) formed by properties, kinds, individuals, or processes. It argues that related notions of reduction, such as theory-reduction and functional reduction, should be defined in terms of this explication. Thereby, the book offers a coherent framework, (...)
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