10 found
Order:
See also:
Profile: William J. Talbott (University of Washington)
  1.  68
    W. J. Talbott (2010). Human Rights and Human Well-Being. Oxford University Press.
    The consequentialist project for human rights -- Exceptions to libertarian natural rights -- The main principle -- What is well-being? What is equity? -- The two deepest mysteries in moral philosophy -- Security rights -- Epistemological foundations for the priority of autonomy rights -- The millian epistemological argument for autonomy rights -- Property rights, contract rights, and other economic rights -- Democratic rights -- Equity rights -- The most reliable judgment standard for weak paternalism -- Liberty rights and privacy rights (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  2.  28
    W. J. Talbott (1991). Two Principles of Bayesian Epistemology. Philosophical Studies 62 (2):135-150.
  3.  95
    W. J. Talbott (1995). Intentional Self-Deception in a Single Coherent Self. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (1):27-74.
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   14 citations  
  4.  34
    W. J. Talbott (2005). Which Rights Should Be Universal? Oxford University Press.
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident..." So begins the U.S. Declaration of Independence. What follows those words is a ringing endorsement of universal rights, but it is far from self-evident. Why did the authors claim that it was? William Talbott suggests that they were trapped by a presupposition of Enlightenment philosophy: That there was only one way to rationally justify universal truths, by proving them from self-evident premises. With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear that the authors of (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  5. W. J. Talbott (1990). The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism: A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification. Garland.
    First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  6.  37
    W. J. Talbott (1987). Standard and Non-Standard Newcomb Problems. Synthese 70 (3):415 - 458.
    Examples involving common causes — most prominently, examples involving genetically influenced choices — are analytically equivalent not to standard Newcomb Problems — in which the Predictor genuinely predicts the agent's decision — but to non-standard Newcomb Problems — in which the Predictor guarantees the truth of her predictions by interfering with the agent's decision to make the agent choose as it was predicted she would. When properly qualified, causal and epistemic decision theories diverge only on standard — not on non-standard (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  7.  26
    W. J. Talbott (1997). Does Self-Deception Involve Intentional Biasing? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):127-127.
    I agree with Mele that self-deception is not intentional deception; but I do believe that self-deception involves intentional biasing, primarily for two reasons: (1) There is a Bayesian model of self-deception that explains why the biasing is rational. (2) It is implausible that the observed behavior of self- deceivers could be generated by Mele's “blind” mechanisms.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  8.  18
    W. J. Talbott (2007). Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights. Philosophical Review 116 (2):294-297.
    Although the focus of "Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights" is practical, Gould does not shy away from hard theoretical questions, such as the relentless debate over cultural relativism, and the relationship between terrorism and democracy.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  9. W. J. Talbott & Robert Nozick (1995). The Nature of Rationality. Philosophical Review 104 (2):324.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  10. W. J. Talbott (2013). The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism: A Mechanist Account of Empirical Justification. Routledge.
    Originally published in 1990. Examining epistemic justification, truth and logic, this book works towards a holistic theory of knowledge. It discusses evidence, belief, reliability and many philosophical theories surrounding the nature of true knowledge. A thorough Preface updates the main work from when it was written in 1976 to include theories ascendant in the ‘80s.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography