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  1. Yakir Levin (forthcoming). Kant, McDowell, and the “Identity of Identity and Nonidentity”. Acta Analytica:1-16.
    The problem of the “identity of identity and nonidentity” , which haunted German idealism, has two closely related aspects. The first, epistemological aspect concerns the possibility of knowledge of an objective world. The second, transcendental aspect, concerns the question of how thoughts can be directed towards the world. Reconstructing McDowell’s Kantian account of intentionality as a purported resolution of the transcendental aspect of IINI, I pose the following dilemma for McDowell’s account: Either part ways with Kant’s purported resolution of IINI (...)
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  2. Yakir Levin (2014). Grünbaum, Adolf. Collected Works Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies. Edited by Thomas Kupka. Review of Metaphysics 68 (2):425-427.
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  3. Yakir Levin & Itzhak Aharon (2014). Emotion, Utility Maximization, and Ecological Rationality. Mind and Society 13 (2):227-245.
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  4. Yakir Levin & Itzhak Aharon (2011). What's on Your Mind? A Brain Scan Won't Tell. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (4):699-722.
    Reverse Inference ( RI ) is an imaging-based type of inference from brain states to mental states, which has become highly widespread in neuroscience, most especially in neuroeconomics. Recent critical studies of RI may be taken to show that, if cautiously used, RI can help achieve research goals that may be difficult to achieve by way of behavior-based procedures alone. But can RI exceed the limits of these procedures and achieve research goals that are impossible for them to achieve alone? (...)
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  5. Yakir Levin (2005). Traditional Empiricism, the Myth of the Given and Self-Knowledge. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 8.
    Sellars’ Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is a landmark in the history of modern epistemology. It is here that Sellars launches his celebrated and highly influential attack on the ”Myth of the Given”. But based on this attack Sellars also argues in this work for a radical alternative to the orthodox, neo-Cartesian conception of self-knowledge, an alternative that has become the prevalent conception. While it is fairly easy to discern the general contours of Sellars’ conception of self-knowledge, the argument (...)
     
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  6. Yakir Levin (2004). Criterial Semantics and Qualia. Facta Philosophica 6 (1):57-76.
     
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  7. Yakir Levin (2004). Cartesians, Strawsonians and the Univocal Meaning of Mental Predicates. Acta Analytica 19 (32):91-106.
    The paper examines the Cartesian and the Strawsonian answers to the question of why self-applied and other-applied mental predicates mean the same. While these answers relate to different, complementary aspects of this question, they seem and are usually considered as incompatible. Indeed, their apparent incompatibility constitutes a major objection to the Cartesian answer. A primary aim of the paper is to show that the Strawsonian answer does not pose a real problem to the Cartesian answer. Unlike other attempts to show (...)
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  8. Yakir Levin (2003). Sufficient Conditions, Conditional Logic, and Transitivity. Kriterion 17 (1):15-22.
    In a series of publications E.J. Lowe has advocated an attractive alternative to the orthodox view about conditionals embodied in the Stalnaker-Lewis approach. One alleged advantage of Lowe’s approach over its rival is that it offers the prospect of a simpler conditional logic. Another related advantage is that it appears to treat inference by transitivity more plausibly than does the Stalnaker-Lewis approach. One central goal of this paper is to call into question Lowe’s success in providing an account that is (...)
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  9. Yakir Levin, Cartesian Minds.
    According to a basic dualistic conception that originated in Descartes, minds are immaterial, non-spatial and simple thinking particulars that are independent of anything material. Call this view the Cartesian conception, and minds thus conceived, Cartesian minds. In what follows I propose a new version of an argument against the Cartesian conception that can be traced back to Descartes" days (Garber and Ayers 1998, 232). The inspiration behind my version is an argument suggested by Strawson"s seminal discussion of the concept of (...)
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  10. Yakir Levin (1999). Meditations on the Dream Argument. Grazer Philosophische Studien 57:7-15.
    According to one fairly standard reconstruction Descartes' Dream Argument has two crucial premises. The paper starts by analysing two important failed attempts, discussed by Barry Stroud and Mark Steiner, at justifying one of these premises. On this basis then an alternative is suggested to the line of interpretation assumed by these attempts which easily resolves the problems they face. It is shown that this alternative and its rivals are on a par with respect to the other crucial premise of the (...)
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  11. Yakir Levin (1997). George Boolos (Ed.), Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 7 (4):585-590.
  12. Arthur C. Graesser, Cheryl A. Bowers, Tom Trabasso, Brian Harvey, Sunil Cherian, Wade O. Troxell, Timothy Joseph day, Robert M. French, Roger Sansom, Kenneth Aizawa, David Shier, Yakir Levin & Nicholas Power (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 6 (3).
  13. Yakir Levin (1995). Synthetic Apriority. Erkenntnis 43 (2):137 - 150.
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