Theoria

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  1. Ontological Disagreements, Reference, and Charity: A Challenge for Hirsch's Deflationism.Delia Belleri - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):982-996.
    Eli Hirsch argues that certain ontological disputes involve a conflict between “equivalent” languages, and that the principle of charity compels each disputant to interpret the other as speaking truly in their own language. For Hirsch, a language’s semantics maps sentences (in context) onto sets of possible worlds but assigns no role to reference. I argue that this method leads to an overly uncharitable portrayal of the disputes at issue – whereby ontologists who speak “equivalent” languages can only argue about syntax. (...)
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    Never Trust an Unsound Theory.Christian Bennet & Rasmus Blanck - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):1053-1056.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 1053-1056, October 2022.
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    Never Trust an Unsound Theory.Christian Bennet & Rasmus Blanck - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):1053-1056.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 1053-1056, October 2022.
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    Never Trust an Unsound Theory.Christian Bennet & Rasmus Blanck - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):1053-1056.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 1053-1056, October 2022.
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    Philosophical Conversations.Sven Ove Hansson - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):883-886.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 883-886, October 2022.
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    Is Semantic Correctness Descriptive?Aleksi Honkasalo - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):899-907.
    According to the normativists, dispositionalist theories of meaning fail because meaning is normative, not descriptive. One way to understand this notion of normativity is in terms of semantic correctness conditions. Anti-normativists typically accept that meaning implies semantic correctness but deny that this in turn implies that meaning is normative. Jeffrey Kaplan has recently argued that while semantic correctness may not imply full-blown normativity, semantic correctness is not descriptive either. I contend that Kaplan's argument has two main problems. First, his focus (...)
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    A New Case of the Myth of the Given?Daniel E. Kalpokas - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):927-942.
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    An Analysis of Absurdity.Tony Tsz Fung Lau - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):972-981.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 972-981, October 2022.
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    An Analysis of Absurdity 1.Tony Tsz Fung Lau - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):972-981.
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    An Analysis of Absurdity1.Tony Tsz Fung Lau - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):972-981.
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    A Note on Etchemendy's and Prawitz's Reduction Principles for the Tarskian and Model‐Theoretic Concept of Consequence.Antonio Piccolomini D'Aragona - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):1014-1036.
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    Harmony Without Equality: Schiller's Theory of Virtue.Semyon Reshenin - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):908-926.
    In this paper I reconstruct Schiller's theory of virtue from his essay “On grace and dignity” and discuss how it fits into Kant's moral philosophy. According to Schiller, a virtuous person – a beautiful soul – is characterised by harmony between reason and sensibility. I show that despite some misleading textual clues and interpretations based on them, Schiller does not regard the harmony between reason and sensibility as an equal partnership. On the contrary, just like Kant, Schiller fully recognises the (...)
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    Representationalist Physicalism.Raphael Riel - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5).
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    Necessitation and the Changing Past.Arthur Schipper - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):997-1013.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 997-1013, October 2022.
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    Scientific Understanding in the Aharonov‐Bohm Effect.Elay Shech - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):943-971.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 943-971, October 2022.
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    Generic Inferential Rules for Slurs and Contrasting Senses.Pasi Valtonen - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):1037-1052.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 5, Page 1037-1052, October 2022.
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    Representationalist Physicalism.Raphael van Riel - 2022 - Theoria 88 (5):887-898.
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    Paraphrasability and the Causal Status of Types.Alexey Aliyev - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):812-828.
    Some are attracted to the view that repeatable artworks, such as films, novels, plays, symphonies, photographs, and the like, are a particular kind of abstracta—namely, types. This view, however, is not unproblematic. One of the most serious problems it faces is the so-called "creation problem." The core idea behind this problem is that, on the one hand, it seems reasonable to accept the claims that (1) repeatable artworks are types, (2) types cannot be created, and (3) repeatable artworks are created, (...)
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    A Structuralist Interpretation of the Relational Interpretation.Giovanni Buonocore - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):733-742.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 733-742, August 2022.
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    New Problems for Tennant's Definition of Harmony.Leonardo Ceragioli - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):829-849.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 829-849, August 2022.
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    Guiding Principles and Special Laws†.José A. Díez & C. Ulises Moulines - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):782-798.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 782-798, August 2022.
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    The Right Argument From Moral Disagreement.Alan H. Goldman - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):850-867.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 850-867, August 2022.
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    Semicompatibilism Imperiled.Ishtiyaque Haji - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):799-811.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 799-811, August 2022.
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    Protect Science Against Frivolous Litigation!Sven Ove Hansson - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):723-726.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 723-726, August 2022.
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    Flat Physicalism.Meir Hemmo & Orly Shenker - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):743-764.
    This paper describes a version of type identity physicalism, which we call Flat Physicalism, and shows how it meets several objections often raised against identity theories. This identity theory is informed by recent results in the conceptual foundations of physics, and in particular clar- ifies the notion of ‘physical kinds’ in light of a conceptual analysis of the paradigmatic case of reducing thermody- namics to statistical mechanics. We show how Flat Physi- calism is compatible with the appearance of multiple realisation (...)
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    Introduction.Joshua Norton - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):727-732.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 727-732, August 2022.
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    Pain Begins.Aviv Spector Shirtz - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):765-781.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 765-781, August 2022.
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    “Let Me Double-Check That”: A Challenge for Conciliationism.Alfonso Anaya - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):545-557.
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  29. How to Supplement Mentalist Evidentialism: What Are the Fundamental Epistemological Principles?Philipp Berghofer - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):679-700.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 679-700, June 2022.
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    Social Evolution in Jürgen Habermas: Towards a Weak Anthropological Naturalism Between Kant and Darwin.Ricardo Mejía Fernández & Javier Romero - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):607-628.
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    From Magnitudes to Geometry and Back: De Zolt's Postulate.Eduardo N. Giovannini & Abel Lassalle-Casanave - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):629-652.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 629-652, June 2022.
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    Swedish Theses in Philosophy 2021.Sven Ove Hansson - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):529-531.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 529-531, June 2022.
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  33. Demarcation Without Dogmas.Ilmari Hirvonen & Janne Karisto - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):701-720.
    This paper reviews how research on the demarcation problem has developed, starting from Popper’s criterion of falsifiability and ending with recent naturalistically oriented approaches. The main differences between traditional and contemporary approaches to the problem are explicated in terms of six postulates called the traditional assumptions. It is argued that all of the assumptions can be dismissed without giving up on the demarcation problem and that doing so might benefit further discussions on pseudoscience. Four present-day research movements on evaluating the (...)
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    African Ethics, Respect for Persons, and Moral Dissent.Nancy S. Jecker - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):666-678.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 666-678, June 2022.
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    A Semantic Approach to Nonmonotonic Reasoning: Inference Operations and Choice.Sten Lindström - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):494-528.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 494-528, June 2022.
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    Defining Disability and the Role of the Disability and the Medical Communities.Julia Mosquera - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):653-665.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 653-665, June 2022.
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    Sten Lindström in Memoriam.Wlodek Rabinowicz - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):487-490.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 487-490, June 2022.
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    Introduction to S ten L Indström's “A Semantic Approach to Nonmonotonic Reasoning: Inference Operations and Choice”.Hans Rott - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):491-493.
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    First‐Order Logics Over Fixed Domain.R. Gregory Taylor - 2022 - Theoria 88 (3):584-606.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 3, Page 584-606, June 2022.
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    Forty Years Later: Naming Without Necessity, Necessity Without Naming 1.Joseph Almog - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):365-402.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 365-402, April 2022.
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    Introduction to the Volume “Naming and Necessity: A 40th‐Year Anniversary”.Joseph Almog - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):276-277.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 276-277, April 2022.
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    Introduction to the Volume “Naming and Necessity: A 40th‐Year Anniversary”.Joseph Almog - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):276-277.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 276-277, April 2022.
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  43. Back to the Golden Age: Saul Kripke's Naming and Necessity and Twenty‐First Century Philosophy.Andrea Bianchi - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):278-295.
    In this paper, I try to outline what I take to be Naming and Necessity’s fundamental legacy to my generation and those that follow, and the new perspectives it has opened up for twenty-first century philosophy. The discussion is subdivided into three sections, concerning respectively philosophy of language, metaphysics, and metaphilosophy. The general unifying theme is that Naming and Necessity is helping philosophy to recover a Golden Age, by freeing it from the strictures coming from the empiricist and Kantian traditions (...)
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    Reflections on Naming and Necessity.Michael Devitt - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):406-433.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 406-433, April 2022.
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  45. Some Remarks on the Role of Essence in Kripke's “Naming and Necessity”.Kit Fine - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):403-405.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 403-405, April 2022.
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    Defining Disciplines and Subdisciplines.Sven Ove Hansson - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):273-275.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 273-275, April 2022.
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    The Links of Causal Chains.Hans Kamp - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):296-325.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 296-325, April 2022.
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    Frege's Answer to Kripke.Tapio Korte - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):464-479.
    In his Naming and Necessity, Saul Kripke puts forth a series of arguments against theories of proper names he calls Frege-Russell theories. As the title reveals, Kripke takes Gottlob Frege's theory of sense and Bedeutung to be a good representative of these theories. In this essay, I characterize how Frege might have answered Kripke. I agree with Kripke that presumably Frege thought that the sense of a proper name is the same as some definite description. I, however, question his assumption (...)
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    Towards a Sensible Bifurcationism.Jessica Pepp - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):348-364.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 348-364, April 2022.
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    The Legacy of Naming and Necessity.Nathan Salmón - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):434-437.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 434-437, April 2022.
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    A Better Picture ….Stephen P. Schwartz - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):453-463.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 453-463, April 2022.
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    “What on Earth Is Smenkhkare?” WH-Questions, Truth-Makers, and Causal-Informational Account of Reference.Jani Sinokki - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):326-347.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 326-347, April 2022.
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    “What on Earth Is Smenkhkare?” WH-Questions, Truth-Makers, and Causal-Informational Account of Reference.Jani Sinokki - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):326-347.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 326-347, April 2022.
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    Reference Fixing and the Contingent A Priori.Robert Stalnaker - 2022 - Theoria 88 (2):438-452.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 2, Page 438-452, April 2022.
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    Meaning and Definition: Scepticism and Semantics in Twelfth‐Century Arabic Philosophy.Fedor Benevich - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):72-108.
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    Meaning and Definition: Scepticism and Semantics in Twelfth‐Century Arabic Philosophy.Fedor Benevich - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):72-108.
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    Scepticisms in the Formation of Islamic Rational Theology: Abū Al‐Qāsim Al‐Balkhī and Ibn Al‐Malāḥimī Providing a Window on the Transmission of Arguments From Late Antiquity.Heidrun Eichner - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):49-71.
  58. Ghazālī's Transformative Answer to Scepticism.Reza Hadisi - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):109-142.
    In this paper, I offer a reconstruction of Ghazālī's encounter with scepticism in the Deliverance from Error. For Ghazālī, I argue, radical scepticism about the possibility of knowledge ensues from intellectualist assumptions about the nature of justification. On the reading that I will propose, Ghazālī holds that foundational knowledge can only be justified via actions that lead to transformative experiences.
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    Dialectic and Metaphysical Skepticism in Jacob Anatoli.Yehuda Halper - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):143-164.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 1, Page 143-164, February 2022.
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    Has Philosophy Failed?Sven Ove Hansson - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):3-7.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 1, Page 3-7, February 2022.
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    Medieval Scepticism.Henrik Lagerlund - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):8-12.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 1, Page 8-12, February 2022.
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    Can We Know Substances? Suárez on a Sceptical Puzzle.Dominik Perler - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):244-269.
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    On Some Sceptical Elements in Barhebraeus.Jens Ole Schmitt - 2022 - Theoria 88 (1):226-243.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 1, Page 226-243, February 2022.
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  64. A Philosophically Neutral Semantics for Perception Sentences.Samuele Iaquinto & Giuseppe Spolaore - 2022 - Theoria 88:532-544.
    Jaakko Hintikka proposed treating objectual perception sentences, such as “Alice sees Bob,” as de re propositional perception sentences. Esa Saarinen extended Hintikka’s idea to eventive perception sentences, such as “Alice sees Bob smile.” These approaches, elegant as they may be, are not philosophically neutral, for they presuppose, controversially, that the content of all perceptual experiences is propositional in nature. The aim of this paper is to propose a formal treatment of objectual and eventive perception sentences that builds on Hintikka’s modal (...)
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    Non-Ideal Philosophy as Methodology.Hilkje C. Hänel & Johanna M. Müller - 2022 - Theoria 69 (172):32-59.
    This article argues that non-ideal theory is distinctive in its use of a certain methodology which is prior to specific topics, grounded in the idea of socially situated knowledge, and able to address ideological situatedness. Drawing on standpoint epistemology, we show that one’s social position within given power structures has implications for knowledge acquisition and that being in a vulnerable or marginalised position can be advantageous to knowledge acquisition. Following ideology critique, we argue that both marginalised and powerful social positions (...)
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    Fanon on the Dialectic of Madness and Struggle.Gregory Maxaulane - 2022 - Theoria 69 (172):83-106.
    Following the footsteps of scholars who have made contributions to the debate about the question of method and analysis in Fanon’s work, this article explores the implications of his concerns with the link between madness and struggle on our understanding of the transformative role of radical political strategies in the colonial context and the contemporary world. The main argument it pursues is that Fanon regarded madness and revolutionary violence in the colonial context as effects of colonial alienation. Most importantly, this (...)
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    The IRR as False Witness.Phila M. Msimang - 2022 - Theoria 69 (172):1-31.
    Historically, the South African Institute of Race Relations has been viewed as a reliable source of information given its near century-long work of compiling statistics and reports about race relations and the social conditions affecting different race groups in South Africa. I make the case that the IRR should not be considered a reliable source of information about race groups and their social conditions in contemporary South Africa because of how the IRR misrepresents the views of ordinary South Africans with (...)
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    From Progression to Explosion.Ludvig Sunnemark - 2022 - Theoria 69 (172):60-82.
    Inspired by contemporary criticism levelled against evolutionist conceptions of history present within much classical social theory, this article seeks to discuss alternative conceptions of historical time, modernity, and coloniality within the works of Marxist-inspired thinkers who have sought to tackle the problematic aspects of evolutionism and ‘historical progress’ head on – namely, Antonio Gramsci, Walter Benjamin, and Frantz Fanon. After discussing orthodox Marxism’s ambivalent relation to notions of historical necessity and human agency, the article turns to discussing Gramsci’s anti-economistic conception (...)
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    Property as a Fiduciary Relationship and the Extension of Economic Democracy.David Casassas & Jordi Mundó - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):74-96.
    During the last two centuries, property understood as an exclusive and unlimited dominion became common sense. Before, the idea of property as a fiduciary relationship, which is still present in contemporary social constitutionalism, was closely linked to the view that the exercise of freedom entails the capacity to shape those property rights that channel socioeconomic life. Today, new ways to operationalise such an approach must be found. This article explores the scope of ‘direct strategies’ and ‘indirect strategies’ in the recovery (...)
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    Neo-Republicanism’s Methodological Commitments and Individual Rights.M. Victoria Costa - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):119-139.
    This article considers why the influential neo-republicans Philip Pettit and Richard Bellamy tend to minimise or deny the role that natural or moral rights play in republican thought. It argues that their specific views about the theoretical role of such rights are motivated by methodological commitments. In Pettit’s case the commitments are to consequentialism and formalism, while in Bellamy’s it is to proceduralism. But these commitments get in the way of providing a fully adequate account of the value of freedom (...)
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    Radical Republicanism.David Guerrero, Bru Laín & Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):v-xii.
    Over the last two decades republican thought has attracted a growing interest from political, moral and legal scholars. These contemporary theoretical syntheses of ‘neo-republican’ thought have been closely related to intellectual history and the idea of recovering an overshadowed tradition of political thought. In this vein, a classical set of historical moments and places and specific political practices within those contexts appear to be the main source of what republicanism meant – and what it could mean today.
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    Between Tyranny and Self-Interest.David Guerrero & Julio Martínez-Cava Aguilar - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):140-171.
    The first contribution of this article is a politico-philosophical map that, drawing upon two common sets of arguments against modern natural rights, might help to explain the prevailing neo-republican position on natural rights. Under the label ‘abstraction argument’, we explore the view that natural rights are a metaphysical construct that usually ends in a violent application of speculative principles to society. Under ‘self-interest argument’, we discuss the notion that natural rights endorse an atomistic and selfish conception of the human being. (...)
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    Private, Public and Common.Bru Laín & Edgar Manjarín - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):49-73.
    The conception of property is usually moulded upon diverting historical and political-philosophical frameworks. The current interest on the commons illustrates these divergences when they come up between a ‘pure’ public and a ‘pure’ private form of ownership. This conceptual triad misleads by conflating private property with an absolute property right while equating public property with a centralised political regime. This article traces the republican conception of property in order to show how it draws a legal and philosophical continuum around different (...)
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    From Neo-Republicanism to Socialist Republicanism.Andreas Møller Mulvad & Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):97-118.
    This article engages with socialist republicanism, which is preoccupied with extending freedom as non-domination, central to the neo-republican revival, from the political sphere of formal democracy to the economic sphere of capitalist production. Firstly, we discuss the transition from neo-republicanism to socialist republicanism. Secondly, we reconstruct the socialist republicanism of Antonio Gramsci, who was involved in the council movements in Turin in 1919–20. We argue that Gramsci applies the republican vocabulary of servitude to describe the capitalist workplace and analyse the (...)
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    Freedom, Autonomy, and (Inter)Dependency.Ailynn Torres Santana - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):1-24.
    This article starts from the analytical disconnection between feminisms and republicanism and investigates the potential of an academic and political conversation between them. The text takes up some of the intersections between feminism and republicanism over the past few decades and draws attention to the greater interest that has been verified recently. Furthermore, the article proposes spaces where potential conversation between feminism and republicanism can take place: examining the relationship between material dispossession, dependence, and freedom; across the public, private, and (...)
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    Republican Constitutionalism.Camila Vergara - 2022 - Theoria 69 (171):25-48.
    The article presents a plebeian strand of republican constitutional thought that recognises the influence of inequality on political power, embraces conflict as the effective cause of free government, and channels its anti-oligarchic energy through the constitutional structure. First it engages with two modern plebeian thinkers – Niccolò Machiavelli and Nicolas de Condorcet - focusing on the institutional role of the common people to resist oppression through ordinary and extraordinary political action. Then it discusses the work of two contemporary republican thinkers (...)
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    Machiavelli and Spartan Equality.Filippo Del Lucchese - 2022 - Theoria 69 (170):1-34.
    In this article, I explore the meaning and function of Lycurgus in Machiavelli’s thought. While the exemplarity of the mythical Spartan legislator progressively fades in Machiavelli’s thought in favour of the Roman model, Lycurgus’ reforms are central in Machiavelli’s works on two issues of primary importance: wealth and land distribution. First, I analyse Machiavelli’s use of the ancient sources on both Lycurgus and other Spartan legislators to show how the former builds a selective and strategically balanced reading of the ancient (...)
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    The Artistry of Critical Thought.Siphiwe I. Dube - 2022 - Theoria 69 (170):89-113.
    This article provides an analysis of the way in which contemporary forms of intelligence discourse, in similar fashion to political art, function by delimiting critical thought. The intelligence discourse critiqued is extolled through things such as progressive intelligence acquisition and the supposed indispensability of Democratic reason, amongst other qualities. In support of its argument, the article focusses specifically on Baudrillard’s analysis of the notion of the intelligence of evil, as well as on the Frankfurt School’s critique of massification. However, the (...)
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    Liberalism, Pluralism and the Sphere Division in Harold Laski.Gal Gerson - 2022 - Theoria 69 (170):35-60.
    While aligned with John Neville Figgis’ pluralism and Marxist socialism, Harold Laski endorsed liberal and democratic values. However, he synthesised several elements from older liberal theories in a way that diluted the division to which these theories had adhered, namely that between the private and the political spheres. The resulting combination preserves privacy’s status as the realm where individuals are free to pursue their separate ends, but enables essentially private activities based in voluntary social spaces to infuse the space of (...)
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    Sacred Necroresistance in India-Administered Kashmir.Umer Jan - 2022 - Theoria 69 (170):61-88.
    As a population is subject to necropolitics, what are the ways in which they resist the exposure to this systematic, deliberately inflicted death? Encompassing the case of India-administered Kashmir region, this article seeks to understand and examine this question. As the Indian state continues to enact insidious and expansive forms of necropolitics in Kashmir, the population has also turned death into a form of counter-conduct – a necroresistance to subvert the state’s necropolitics. Exploring this enactment of necroresistance, this article seeks (...)
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    Towards a Pricean Foundation for Cultural Evolutionary Theory.Lorenzo Baravalle & Victor J. Luque - 2022 - Theoria 37 (2):209-231.
    The Price equation is currently considered one of the fundamental equations —or even the fundamental equation— of evolution. In this article, we explore the role of this equation within cultural evolutionary theory. More specifically, we use it to account for the explanatory power and the theoretical structure of a certain generalised version of dual-inheritance theory. First, we argue that, in spite of not having a definite empirical content, the Price equation offers a suitable formalisation of the processes of cultural evolution, (...)
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    Perceptual Science and the Nature of Perception.Alessandra Buccella - 2022 - Theoria 37 (2):149-162.
    Can philosophical theories of perception defer to perceptual science when fixing their ontological commitments regarding the objects of perception? Or in other words, can perceptual science inform us about the nature of perception? Many contemporary mainstream philosophers of perception answer affirmatively. However, in this essay I provide two arguments against this idea. On the one hand, I will argue that perceptual science is not committed to certain assumptions, relevant for determining perceptual ontology, which however are generally relied upon by philosophers (...)
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    Inductive Risk: Does It Really Refute Value-Freedom?Markus Dressel - 2022 - Theoria 37 (2):181-207.
    The argument from inductive risk is considered to be one of the strongest challenges for value-free science. A great part of its appeal lies in the idea that even an ideal epistemic agent—the “perfect scientist” or “scientist qua scientist”—cannot escape inductive risk. In this paper, I scrutinize this ambition by stipulating an idealized Bayesian decision setting. I argue that inductive risk does not show that the “perfect scientist” must, descriptively speaking, make non-epistemic value-judgements, at least not in a way that (...)
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    Rectification Note to “Scientific Models and Metalinguistic Negotiation” (Theoria. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34(2), 277-295). [REVIEW]Mirco Sambrotta - 2022 - Theoria 37 (2):257-261.
    Rectification note to “Scientific models and metalinguistic negotiation”, 277-295).
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    Mario Gómez-Torrente. 2020. Roads to Reference. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Scott Soames - 2022 - Theoria 37 (2):265-267.
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    Explanation, Persistence, and Location.Giuliano Torrengo & Valerio Buonomo - 2022 - Theoria 37 (2):137-148.
    According to the “received view” the disagreement between endurantism and perdurantism is ontological and concerns the existence of temporal parts of continuants. In a recent paper, argues that the ontological conception of these theories does not address the crucial point: explaining the way things persist. According to Wasserman, perdurantism is not just the view that things have temporal parts; it is the view that things persist by having temporal parts. Moreover, in the last decade an alternative understanding of the dispute (...)
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    Distributive Justice, Social Cooperation, and the Basis of Equality.Emil Andersson - 2022 - Theoria.
    This paper considers the view that the basis of equality is the range property of being a moral person. This view, suggested by John Rawls in his A Theory of Justice (1971), is commonly dismissed in the literature. By defending the view against the criticism levelled against it, I aim to show that this dismissal has been too quick. The critics have generally failed to fully appreciate the fact that Rawls's account is restricted to the domain of distributive justice. On (...)
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