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  1.  49
    Close Error, Visual Perception, and Neural Phase: A Critique of the Modal Approach to Knowledge.Adam Michael Bricker - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1123-1152.
    The distinction between true belief and knowledge is one of the most fundamental in philosophy, and a remarkable effort has been dedicated to formulating the conditions on which true belief constitutes knowledge. For decades, much of this epistemological undertaking has been dominated by a single strategy, referred to here as the modal approach. Shared by many of the most widely influential constraints on knowledge, including the sensitivity, safety, and anti-luck/risk conditions, this approach rests on a key underlying assumption — the (...)
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    Which Attitudes for the Fitting Attitude Analysis of Value?Julien A. Deonna & Fabrice Teroni - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1099-1122.
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    Structural Injustice and Labour Migration – From Individual Responsibility to Collective Action.Magnus Skytterholm Egan - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1153-1174.
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    Soul-Switching and the Immateriality of Human Nature: On an Argument Reported by Razi.Pirooz Fatoorchi - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1067-1082.
    This article deals with an argument reported by Razi (d. 1210) that attempted to undermine the immaterialist position about human nature. After some introductory remarks and explanation of the conceptual background, the article analyses the structure of the argument, with special attention to the idea of soul-switching.’ Some comparisons are made between the argument reported by Razi and a number of arguments from modern and contemporary eras of philosophy. One section is devoted to the critique of the argument and its (...)
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    Logical Grounding: The Case of “If-Then-Else”.Nissim Francez - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1175-1192.
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    Philosophical Obscurity.Sven Ove Hansson - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1015-1019.
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    On Wyatt's Absolutist Account of Faultless Disagreement in Matters of Personal Taste.Mihai Hîncu & Dan Zeman - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1322-1341.
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    The Contingent A Priori, Linguistic Stipulation, and Singular Thought.Jeonggyu Lee - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1020-1037.
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    On the Problem of Deviant Realizations.Kok Yong Lee - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1250-1269.
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    Duns Scotus on Identities — I Mean, Mereological Fusions.J. T. Paasch - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1270-1306.
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    Chalmers and Semantics.Panu Raatikainen - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1193-1221.
    David Chalmers’ two-dimensionalism is an ambitious philosophical program that aims to “ground” or “construct” Fregean meanings and restore “the golden triangle” of apriority, necessity, and meaning that Kripke seemingly broke. This paper aims to examine critically what Chalmers’ theory can in reality achieve. It is argued that the theory faces severe challenges. There are some gaps in the overall arguments, and the reasoning is in some places somewhat circular. Chalmers’ theory is effectively founded on certain strong philosophical assumptions. It is (...)
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    Ubuntu and the Ontology of Radical Escape.John Sodiq Sanni - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1083-1098.
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    We Should Not Be a Counterpart Theorist of Events If We Want to Be a Counterfactual Theorist of Causation.Zhiheng Tang - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1038-1049.
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    Contrastive Hinge Epistemology.Giorgio Volpe - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1222-1249.
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    Rational Suspension.Alexandra Zinke - 2021 - Theoria 87 (5):1050-1066.
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    Images in Mathematics.John T. Baldwin - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):913-936.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 913-936, August 2021.
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  17. Mapping Traces: Editorial Introduction.María Clara Cortés, Juliette Kennedy & Andrés Villaveces - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):870-873.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 870-873, August 2021.
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    Around Logical Perfection.John A. Cruz Morales, Andrés Villaveces & Boris Zilber - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):971-985.
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    Ethical Reasoning: Guidance or Just Rationalization?Sven Ove Hansson - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):861-865.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 861-865, August 2021.
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    Swedish Theses in Philosophy 2020.Sven Ove Hansson - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):866-869.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 866-869, August 2021.
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    Gödel and the Integrated Self, Or: On the Philosopher's Second Sailing.Juliette Kennedy - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):874-884.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 874-884, August 2021.
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    Logic & Structure: An Art Project.Roman Kossak & Wanda Siedlecka - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):959-970.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 959-970, August 2021.
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    Indexical Signs and Artistic, Political and Historical Complexity.María Margarita Malagón-Kurka, Clemencia Echeverri & Beatriz Eugenia Vallejo Franco - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):937-958.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 937-958, August 2021.
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  24. Around Logical Perfection.John A. Cruz Morales, Andrés Villaveces & Boris Zilber - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):971-985.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 971-985, August 2021.
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    Tracing Internal Categoricity.Jouko Väänänen - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):986-1000.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 986-1000, August 2021.
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    Categoricity, External and Internal: An Excerpt From a Conversation with Saharon Shelah.Andrés Villaveces - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):1001-1012.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 1001-1012, August 2021.
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  27. Mathematical, Artistic and Literary Traces in Reason/Heart (Razón/Co-Razón) Transitions.Fernando Zalamea - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):885-896.
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    Show, Don't Tell.Jan Zwicky - 2021 - Theoria 87 (4):897-912.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 4, Page 897-912, August 2021.
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    Deliberative Agency, Self-Control, and the Divided Mind.Hannah Altehenger - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):542-558.
    According to a widely endorsed claim, intentional action is brought about by an agent’s desires in accordance with these desires’ respective motivational strength. As Jay Wallace has argued, though, this “hydraulic model” of the aetiology of intentional action has a serious flaw: it fails to leave room for genuine deliberative agency. Drawing on recent developments in the debate on self-control, the article argues that Wallace’s criticism can be addressed once we combine the hydraulic model with a so-called “divided mind” account (...)
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    Agency, Causation, and Empiricism.Majid D. Beni - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):729-751.
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    The “Cicero”/“Cicero” Puzzling Case.Paolo Bonardi - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):628-642.
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  32. False Beliefs and Misleading Evidence.Marc-Kevin Daoust - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):520-541.
    False beliefs and misleading evidence have striking similarities. In many regards, they are both epistemically bad or undesirable. Yet, some epistemologists think that, while one’s evidence is normative (i.e., one’s available evidence affects the doxastic states one is epistemically permitted or required to have), one’s false beliefs cannot be evidence and cannot be normative. They have offered various motivations for treating false beliefs differently from true misleading beliefs, and holding that only the latter may be evidence. I argue that this (...)
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    Deontic Concepts and Their Clash in Mīmāṃsā: Towards an Interpretation.Elisa Freschi & Matteo Pascucci - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):659-703.
    The article offers an overview of the deontic theory developed by the philosophical school of Mīmāṃsā, which is, and has been since the last centuries BCE, the main source of normative concepts in Sanskrit thought. Thus, the Mīmāṃsā deontics is interesting for any historian of philosophy and constitutes a thought-provoking occasion to rethink deontic concepts, taking advantage of centuries of systematic reflections on these topics. Some comparison with notions currently used in Euro-American normative theories and metaethical principles is offered in (...)
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    Fundamental Yet Grounded.Joaquim Giannotti - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):578-599.
    Grounding is claimed to offer a promising characterization of the fundamental as thatwhich is ungrounded. Detractors of this view argue that there can be fundamental and yet mutuallygrounded entities. Such a possibility undermines the denition of the fundamental as theungrounded. I aim to show, however, that the possibility of fundamental mutually grounded entitiesdoes not force us to renounce the prospects of characterizing fundamentality in terms of ground-ing. To accomplish this aim, I defend a grounding-based view that accommodates fundamentalmutually grounded entities (...)
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    How Exact Can Philosophy Be?Sven Ove Hansson - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):503-505.
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    What Is Theoretical Knowledge?Søren Harnow Klausen & Esben Nedenskov Petersen - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):559-577.
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    A New Argument for Goldman and Olsson's Solution to the Extra-Value-of-Knowledge Problem.Jakob Koscholke - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):799-812.
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    Constancy and Constitution.Kristjan Laasik - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):781-798.
    I argue for the following claims: (1) A core Husserlian account of perceptual constancy needs to be given in terms of indicative future-oriented conditionals but can be complemented by a counterfactual account; (2) thus conceived, constancy is a necessary aspect of content. I speak about a “core Husserlian” account so as to capture certain ideas that Michael Madary has presented as the core of Edmund Husserl's approach to perceptual constancy, viz., that “perception is partly constituted by the continuous interplay of (...)
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    Work's Role in Learning How.Matthew Mosdell - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):506-519.
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    Masks, Interferers, Finks, and Mimickers: A Novel Approach.Michele Paolini Paoletti - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):813-836.
    Masks, interferers, finks, reverse finks, and mimickers are troublesome for powers metaphysics insofar as the latter concedes that there are powers with essential stimuli/activation conditions. In this article, I aim at offering a novel approach for solving this problem. In Section 1, I shall present the problem; and in Section 2, I shall briefly show how it also arises within non‐reductive views of powers. Subsequently, in Section 3, I shall examine the failure of the ceteris paribus solution. The pars construens (...)
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    Leibniz on Intellectual Pleasure, Perception of Perfection, and Power.Saja Parvizian - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):600-627.
    Leibniz is unclear about the nature of pleasure. In some texts, he describes pleasure as a perception of perfection, while in other texts he describes pleasure as being caused by a perception of perfection. In this article, I disambiguate two senses of “perception of perfection”, which clarifies Leibniz’s considered position. I argue that pleasure is a perception of an increase in a substance’s power which is caused by a substance’s knowledge of a perfection of the universe or God. This reading (...)
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    Disagreement and Conflict: How Moral and Taste Judgements Do Not Differ.Giulio Pietroiusti - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):837-846.
    Eriksson thinks that moral disagreements are intuitively faulty whereas disagreements about taste are intuitively faultless. He attempts to account for this difference by arguing, first, that moral judgements and taste judgements differ with regard to the presence of a disposition to challenge conflicting judgements and, second, that the intuition that a judgement is mistaken consists in the disposition to challenge it. In this article, I focus on the reasons given to support the first claim and argue that they are not (...)
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    Should Acknowledgments in Published Academic Articles Include Gratitude for Reviewers Who Reviewed for Journals That Rejected Those Articles?Joona Räsänen & Pekka Louhiala - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):713-728.
    It is a common practice for authors of an academic work to thank the anonymous reviewers at the journal that is publishing it. Allegedly, scholars thank the reviewers because their comments improved the paper and thanking them is a proper way to show gratitude to them. Yet often, a paper that is eventually accepted by one journal is first rejected by other journals, and even though those journals’ reviewers also supply comments that improve the quality of the work, those reviewers (...)
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    Why Those Biscuits Are Relevant and on the Sideboard.Robert van Rooij & Katrin Schulz - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):704-712.
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    The Lying Test, Ambiguity, and Determination of Content: Lying and Determination of Content.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):847-857.
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    Justice, Symmetry, and Voting Rights Ceilings.Alexandru Volacu - 2021 - Theoria 87 (3):643-658.
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    Are Identities Unexplainable? Towards a Non‐Causal Contrastive Explanation of Identities.Lorenzo Azzano & Massimiliano Carrara - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):457-482.
    Can an identity be the proper subject of an explanation? A popular stance, albeit not one often argued for, gives a negative answer to this question. Building from a contentious passage from Jaegwon Kim in this direction, we reconstruct an argument to the conclusion that identities, to the extent in which they are necessary, cannot be explained. The notion of contrastive explanation, characterized as difference-seeking, will be crucial for this argument; however, we will eventually find the argument to be unsatisfactory. (...)
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    The Dividing Line Methodology: Model Theory Motivating Set Theory.John T. Baldwin - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):361-393.
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    Plagiarize or Perish?Sven Ove Hansson - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):255-258.
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    What Makes Discrimination Morally Wrong? A Harm‐Based View Reconsidered.Shu Ishida - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):483-499.
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    A Rationalist Defence of Determinism.Michael A. Istvan - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):394-434.
    Largely due to the popular allegation that contemporary science has uncovered indeterminism in the deepest known levels of physical reality, the debate as to whether humans have moral freedom, the sort of freedom on which moral responsibility depends, has put aside to some extent the traditional worry over whether determinism is true. As I argue in this paper, however, there are powerful proofs for both chronological determinism and necessitarianism, forms of determinism that pose the most penetrative threat to human moral (...)
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    Divide and Conquer: Dividing Lines and Universality.Saharon Shelah - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):259-348.
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  53. Tropes, Universals and Visual Phenomenology.Błażej Skrzypulec - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):435-456.
    Both philosophers of perception and analytic metaphysicians apply the tropes/universals distinction when considering the ontological status of visual properties. One way of arguing in favor of the trope interpretation of visual properties is to claim that the way in which we visually experience properties makes it plausible to characterize them as tropes. In this paper, I argue for a different position, namely that the way in which we visually experience properties provides a serious challenge for the trope interpretation, but not (...)
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    An Overview of Saharon Shelah's Contributions to Mathematical Logic, in Particular to Model Theory.Jouko Väänänen - 2021 - Theoria 87 (2):349-360.
    I will give a brief overview of Saharon Shelah’s work in mathematical logic. I will focus on three transformative contributions Shelah has made: stability theory, proper forcing and PCF theory. The first is in model theory and the other two are in set theory.
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    Similarity Reimagined.Corinne L. Bloch-Mullins - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):31-68.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 1, Page 31-68, February 2021.
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    An Introduction: Concepts, Contexts and Communication.Tadeusz Ciecierski & Paweł Grabarczyk - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):7-12.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 1, Page 7-12, February 2021.
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    Philosophy and Alternative Realities.Sven Ove Hansson - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):3-6.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 1, Page 3-6, February 2021.
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    Faultless and Genuine Disagreement Over Vague Predicates.Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):152-166.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 1, Page 152-166, February 2021.
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    Variability, Rigidity and the Nesting Problem.Olga Poller - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):230-246.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 1, Page 230-246, February 2021.
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    Centred Propositions, What is Asserted, and Communication.Jakub Rudnicki - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):187-206.
    In recent years there has been a heated debate on how to accommodate John Perry's observations about the essentiality of indexicality into our models of linguistic communication. This article is an attempt at providing a new perspective on this issue. I argue that we should jettison two elements taken for granted by the views I present, and criticize, here: no centring, uncentring, recentring and multicentring. These elements are: (1) taking the asserted content to be a part of the communication process (...)
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    Cheryl Misak, Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020. 544 Pp. Hardback, £ 25.00. [REVIEW]Fredrik Stjernberg - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):247-251.
    Theoria, Volume 87, Issue 1, Page 247-251, February 2021.
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    On Successful Communication, Intentions and False Beliefs.Matheus Valente - 2021 - Theoria 87 (1):167-186.
    I discuss a criterion for successful communication between a speaker and a hearer put forward by Buchanan according to which there is communicative success only if the hearer entertains, as a result of interpreting the speaker's utterance, a thought that has the same truth conditions as the thought asserted by the speaker and, furthermore, does so in virtue of recognizing the speaker's communicative intentions. I argue, against Buchanan, that the data on which it is based are compatible with a view (...)
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    Reason, Revelation, and Sceptical Argumentation in 12th‐ to 14th‐Century Byzantium.Jonathan Greig - 2021 - Theoria 87.
    In middle to late Byzantium, one finds dogmatic-style sceptical arguments employed against human reason in relation to divine revelation, where revelation becomes the sole criterion of certain truth in contrast to reason. This argumentative strategy originates in early Christian authors, especially Clement of Alexandria (c. 150–215 CE) and Gregory Nazianzen (c. 329–390 CE), who maintain that revelation is the only domain of knowledge where certainty is possible. Given this, one finds two striking variations of this sceptical approach: a “mild” variant (...)
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    The Geographical Extent of Azania.Felix Chami - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):12-29.
    The Romans identified East Africa as Azania. The Chinese as Zezan. The metropolis of Rhapta was indicated to be the capital of Azania. In recent times a controversy emerged as to the location of Azania and Rhapta. A discussion has also occurred regarding the kind of people who settled in Azania. Whereas some scholars agree that the core of Azania was in East Africa modern, the geographical extent of Azania is in question. Archaeological, historical, and linguistic data have been used (...)
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    Erasing the Nation.Terblanche Delport - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):136-159.
    The story of conqueror South African historiography relies on the ebbs and flows of narrative clichés and tropes. The main narrative arcs relate to historiographies that frame the understanding and analysis of conqueror South Africa. These historiographies interpret history as forming part of an epistemological paradigm of conqueror South Africa: a historiography that does not question the ethical right to conquest. This article focuses on the interpretations of African Nationalism by proponents of the liberal and Marxist historiographic traditions and critiques (...)
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    The Azanian Philosophical Tradition Today.Ndumiso Dladla - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):1-11.
    Even though the Pan Africanist Congress was formed in 1959 after departing from the African National Congress at a point marking out the irreconcilability of the Azanian ‘faith’ with the other interpretations of the struggle within the ‘broad church’ of the Congress Movement, it was only six years later, in 1965, that it modified its name to the PAC of Azania. The name Azania is supposed to have been suggested by Nkrumah at the All-African Peoples’ Conference in 1958 attended by (...)
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    Jafta Masemola’s Master Key.Athi Mongezeleli Joja - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):160-195.
    Jafta Kgalabi Masemola is the longest serving anti-apartheid political prisoner in South Africa’s notorious Robben Island. Although Masemola is well known in the struggle narratives, not much has been written about him and his practices as a political organiser beyond biographical and anecdotal narratives. This article considers, with a certain degree of detail, an even more unthought aspect of Masemola’s life, his creative productions; in particular, the aesthetic logic that underwrites the master key that he cloned from a bar of (...)
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  68. Azanian Political Thought and the Undoing of South African Knowledges.Joel Modiri - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):42-85.
    This article sets out a few key questions, themes, and problems animating an Azanian social and political philosophy, with specific reference to the radical promise of undoing South African disciplinary knowledges. The article is made up of two parts: The first part discusses the epistemic and political forces arrayed against black radical thought in South Africa and beyond. A few current trends of anti-black thinking – liberal racism, Left Eurocentrism, and postcolonial post-racialism – which pose challenges for the legibility of (...)
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    For Us, By Us.Bryan Mukandi - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):86-110.
    This article examines the Australian ‘Continental Philosophy’ community through the lens of the Azanian philosophical tradition. Specifically, it interrogates the series of conversations around race and methodology that arose from the 2017 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy conference. At the heart of these were questions of place, race, Indigeneity, and the very meaning of ‘Continental Philosophy’ in Australia. The pages that follow pursue those questions, grappling with the relationship between the articulation of disciplinary bounds and the exercise of colonial power. (...)
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  70. Philosophy in the Present Context of Africa.Tsenay Serequeberhan - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):30-41.
    The focus of the article is to explore the possibilities of philosophic discourse in the present postcolonial African situation. As indicated in the title, it will begin by exploring and laying out grosso modo, the character of philosophy as a discipline. It will then engage in examining, again broadly, Africa’s present: the situation that has prevailed since the end of formal colonialism. Consequent on the two expositive presentations, the article will then indicate the role that philosophy can and should play (...)
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  71. South African Social Science and the Azanian Philosophical Tradition.Anjuli Webster - 2021 - Theoria 68 (168):111-135.
    This article discusses the contemporary history of South African social science in relation to the Azanian Philosophical Tradition. It is addressed directly to white scholars, urging introspection with regard to the ethical question of epistemic justice in relation to the evolution of the social sciences in conqueror South Africa. I consider the establishment of the professional social sciences at South African universities in the early twentieth century as a central part of the epistemic project of conqueror South Africa. In contrast, (...)
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    Sen’s Conception of Freedom, and a Conjecture on Embodiment.Fadi Amer - 2021 - Theoria 68 (166):87-112.
    This article explores Amartya Sen’s understanding of freedom, and performs two central functions, one classificatory and the other substantive in nature. First, I situate his reflections within canonical understandings of liberty, finding an irreducible pluralism incorporating positive liberty in ‘capability’ alongside negative and republican liberty in ‘process’, which is subsequently unified in the notion of ‘comprehensive outcomes’. Secondly, I attempt to find a normative referent for the intrinsic value of choice, and thereby indirectly that of freedom, in his account. In (...)
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    Communication, Context, and Narrative.Navid Hassanzadeh - 2021 - Theoria 68 (166):31-59.
    Although often cast by realists as an exemplar of moralist or rationalist thinking, Jürgen Habermas and certain commentators on his work reject this characterisation, highlighting elements of his thought that conflict with it. This article will examine dimensions of Habermas’s work that relate to many realist concerns in political theory. I argue that while he escapes the commonplace caricature of an abstract thinker who is inattentive to real world affairs, Habermas’s claims in relation to communication, historical and empirical context, and (...)
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    American Extraterritorial Legislation.Ali Laïdi - 2021 - Theoria 68 (166):113-129.
    Since the early 2000s, the United States’ different administrations of justice have been prosecuting foreign companies suspected of violating US laws on bribery of foreign public officials and of failing to respect embargoes and economic sanctions. Even if these violations take place outside US borders, the American prosecution authorities consider themselves legitimate to intervene. European multinationals have been particularly sanctioned. For instance, in 2014, fines reached up to 9 billion dollars for the French bank BNP, which was accused of using (...)
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    The Socio-Theoretical Relevance of Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalytic Conception of Narcissism.Takamichi Sakurai - 2021 - Theoria 68 (166):1-30.
    This article methodologically explores Erich Fromm’s theory of narcissism in socio-theoretical terms while referring to his theory of alienation. It thereby portrays the foundations of an analytical method of far-right politics in the context of capitalism and demonstrates that malignant narcissism touches off fascism without regard to authoritarianism. Essentially, the Freudian psychoanalytic concept of narcissism lies in Fromm’s social theory. However, it is possible to discern the theoretical essence of his social theory characteristically in his conception of alienation. By focusing (...)
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    Postcolonial Finance.Cecilia Schultz - 2021 - Theoria 68 (166):60-86.
    This article politicises the discourse of emerging markets in global finance. The black-boxed appearance of credit markets easily obscures the significant amount of subjective evaluation and cultural work that underpins capital flows. This article reveals the colonial, masculine, and racial imagination that informs the articulation of emerging markets as geographies of risk and profit. This brings into view the postcolonial nature of contemporary finance and how colonialism’s regimes of power and knowledge remain crucial for the reproduction of the global political (...)
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    The Epistemic Schism of Statistical Mechanics.Javier Anta - 2021 - Theoria 36 (3):399-419.
    In this paper I will argue that the two main approaches to statistical mechanics, that of Boltzmann and Gibbs, constitute two substantially different theoretical apparatuses. Particularly, I defend that this theoretical split must be philosophically understood as a separation of epistemic functions within this physical domain: while Boltzmannians are able to generate powerful explanations of thermal phenomena from molecular dynamics, Gibbsians can statistically predict observable values in a highly effective way. Therefore, statistical mechanics is a counterexample to Hempel's (1958) symmetry (...)
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    No Infelicity for the Infallibilist.Giada Fratantonio - 2021 - Theoria (5):1307-1321.
    According to Probability 1 Infallibilism (henceforth, Infallibilism), if one knows that p, then the probability of p given one’s evidence is 1. Jessica Brown (2018, 2013) has recently argued that Infallibilism leads to scepticism unless the infallibilist also endorses the claim that if one knows that p, then p is part of one’s evidence for p. By doing that, however, the infalliblist has to explain why it is infelicitous to cite p as evidence for itself. And yet, the infallibilist doesn’t (...)
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  79. What is the Value of Vagueness?David Lanius - 2021 - Theoria (3):752-780.
    Classically, vagueness has been considered something bad. It leads to the Sorites paradox, borderline cases, and the (apparent) violation of the logical principle of bivalence. Nevertheless, there have always been scholars claiming that vagueness is also valuable. Many have pointed out that we could not communicate as successfully or efficiently as we do if we would not use vague language. Indeed, we often use vague terms when we could have used more precise ones instead. Many scholars (implicitly or explicitly) assume (...)
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