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  1.  24
    Sympathy in Perception, by Mark Eli Kalderon.Keith Allen - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):667-674.
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    Utopophobia: On the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy, by David Estlund.Jacob Barrett - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):691-700.
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    On the Moralization of Moral Theory.Avner Baz - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):549-573.
    In the concluding lines of Part Three of The Claim of Reason, Stanley Cavell writes: ‘If the moralist is the human being who best grasps the human position, teaches us what our human position is, better than we know, in ways we cannot escape but through distraction and muddle, then our first task in subjecting ourselves to judgment is to tell the moralist from the moralizer’. Cavell then proceeds to characterize the moralizer as one who is ‘speaking in the name (...)
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    Erratum To: For the Love of Metaphysics: Nihilism and the Conflict of Reason From Kant to Rosenzweig, by Karin Nisenbaum.G. Anthony Bruno - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):743-743.
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    Corrigendum To: A Suppositional Theory of Conditionals.Sam Carter - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):745-745.
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  6. Molinism: Explaining Our Freedom Away.Nevin Climenhaga & Daniel Rubio - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):459-485.
    Molinists hold that there are contingently true counterfactuals about what agents would do if put in specific circumstances, that God knows these prior to creation, and that God uses this knowledge in choosing how to create. In this essay we critique Molinism, arguing that if these theses were true, agents would not be free. Consider Eve’s sinning upon being tempted by a serpent. We argue that if Molinism is true, then there is some set of facts that fully explains both (...)
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    Being Sure of Each Other: An Essay on Social Rights and Freedoms, by Kimberley Brownlee.Stephanie Collins - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):700-716.
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    Eliot’s Spinoza. A Critical Notice of Spinoza’s Ethics, Translated by George Eliot, Edited by Clare Carlisle. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020. Pp. 384. [REVIEW]Michael Della Rocca - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):619-630.
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    Bergson, by Mark Sinclair.Jeremy Dunham - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):631-639.
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    Unsettled Thoughts: A Theory of Degrees of Rationality, by Julia Staffel.Claire Field - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):724-733.
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    The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects, by Leon Horsten.Kit Fine - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):603-618.
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    KK Failures Are Not Abominable.Rachel Elizabeth Fraser - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):575-584.
    Kevin Dorst has recently provided a novel argument for the KK principle. In this paper I sketch a rejoinder.
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  13. Fragile Knowledge.Simon Goldstein - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):487-515.
    This paper explores the principle that knowledge is fragile, in that whenever S knows that S doesn’t know that S knows that p, S thereby fails to know p. Fragility is motivated by the infelicity of dubious assertions, utterances which assert p while acknowledging higher-order ignorance whether p. Fragility is interestingly weaker than KK, the principle that if S knows p, then S knows that S knows p. Existing theories of knowledge which deny KK by accepting a Margin for Error (...)
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  14. Minimal Fregeanism.Aidan Gray - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):429-458.
    Among the virtues of relationist approaches to Frege’s puzzle is that they put us in a position to outline structural features of the puzzle that were only implicit in earlier work. In particular, they allow us to frame questions about the relation between the explanatory roles of sense and sameness of sense. In this paper, I distinguish a number of positions about that relation which have not been clearly distinguished. This has a few pay-offs. It allows us to shed light (...)
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    Being and Reason: An Essay on Spinoza’s Metaphysics, by Martin Lin.John Grey - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):659-667.
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    Review of Elizabeth Barnes' The Minority Body. [REVIEW]Chong-Ming Lim - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):650–659.
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    The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability, by Elizabeth Barnes.Chong-Ming Lim - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):650-659.
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    Manipulation and Machine Induction.Xiaofei Liu - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):535-548.
    One type of soft-line reply to manipulation arguments, which I call ‘the another-agent reply’, focuses on the existence of some controlling agent and how this can undermine the actor's moral responsibility. A well-known challenge to this type of reply is the so-called ‘machine induction’ case. This paper provides an argument for why ‘machine induction’ presents no real challenge to the another-agent reply. It further argues that any soft-liner who does not leave room for the existence of some controlling agent in (...)
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  19. Imperative Transparency.Manolo Martínez - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):585-601.
    I respond to an objection recently formulated by Barlassina and Hayward against first-order imperativism about pain, according to which it cannot account for the self-directed motivational force of pain. I am going to agree with them: it cannot. This is because pain does not have self-directed motivational force. I will argue that the alternative view—that pain is about dealing with extramental, bodily threats, not about dealing with itself—makes better sense of introspection, and of empirical research on pain avoidance. Also, a (...)
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    How to Be Trustworthy, by Katherine Hawley.Fabienne Peter - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):700-707.
    How to be trustworthy, by HawleyKatherine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. 176.
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    Blockheads! Essays on Ned Block’s Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness, Eds Adam Pautz and Daniel Stoljar.Ian Phillips - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):639-650.
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  22. The Logicality of Language: Contextualism Versus Semantic Minimalism.Guillermo Del Pinal - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):381-427.
    The logicality of language is the hypothesis that the language system has access to a ‘natural’ logic that can identify and filter out as unacceptable expressions that have trivial meanings—that is, that are true/false in all possible worlds or situations in which they are defined. This hypothesis helps explain otherwise puzzling patterns concerning the distribution of various functional terms and phrases. Despite its promise, logicality vastly over-generates unacceptability assignments. Most solutions to this problem rest on specific stipulations about the properties (...)
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    Complex Ideas and Hume’s Separability Principle.Hsueh M. Qu - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):517-534.
    In this paper, I will argue that a number of Hume’s claims generate a putative inconsistency with regard to complex ideas and independent existence. I first provide a prima facie argument for the existence of this inconsistency. Then, I examine a number of attempts to rescue Hume from this problem, and argue that each of them fails, before proposing my own solution.
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    The Metaphysics of the Material World: Suárez, Descartes, Spinoza, by Tad Schmaltz.Marleen Rozemond - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):683-691.
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    The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy: Its Origins, Development and Significance, by André Laks.Kelli Rudolph - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):716-724.
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  26. Vagueness: A Global Approach, by Kit Fine.Timothy Williamson - 2022 - Mind 131 (522):675-683.
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    On Goodness, by David Conan Wolfsdorf. [REVIEW]Mahrad Almotahari - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):326-337.
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    On Mercy, by Malcolm Bull.Christopher Brooke - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):270-277.
    _ On Mercy _, by BullMalcolm. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. xii + 191.
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    The Conversational Self.Daniela Dover - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):193-230.
    This paper explores a distinctive form of social interaction—interpersonal inquiry—in which two or more people attempt to understand one another by engaging in conversation. Like many modes of inquiry into human beings, interpersonal inquiry partly shapes its own objects. How we conduct it thus affects who we become. I present an ethical ideal of conversation to which, I argue, at least some of our interpersonal inquiry ought to aspire. I then consider how this ideal might influence philosophical conceptions of the (...)
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    Death and Nonexistence, by Palle Yourgrau.Neil Feit - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):301-308.
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    The Tools of Metaphysics and the Metaphysics of Science, by Ted Sider.Steven French - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):361-369.
    According to one prominent view, current metaphysics is hopelessly disconnected from the implications of modern science and as a result should be abandoned forthwith (Ladyman and Ross 2007). Others have taken a more conciliatory stance, suggesting that the metaphysicians’ toolbox may yet yield devices that could prove useful to the philosopher of science (French and McKenzie 2012). In this book, Sider aims to contribute to the metaphysics of science by setting out an array of such tools and indicating which are (...)
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    The Function of Truth and the Conservativeness Argument.Kentaro Fujimoto - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):129-157.
    Truth is often considered to be a logico-linguistic tool for expressing indirect endorsements and infinite conjunctions. In this article, I will point out another logico-linguistic function of truth: to enable and validate what I call a blind argument, namely, an argument that involves indirectly endorsed statements. Admitting this function among the logico-linguistic functions of truth has some interesting consequences. In particular, it yields a new type of so-called conservativeness argument, which poses a new type of threat to deflationism about truth.
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  33. Escaping the Cycle.J. Dmitri Gallow - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):99-127.
    I present a decision problem in which causal decision theory appears to violate the independence of irrelevant alternatives (IIA) and normal-form extensive-form equivalence (NEE). I show that these violations lead to exploitable behavior and long-run poverty. These consequences appear damning, but I urge caution. This decision should lead causalists to a better understanding of what it takes for a decision between some collection of options to count as a subdecision of a decision between a larger collection of options. And with (...)
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    What is Race? Four Philosophical Views, by Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer.Robert Gooding-Williams - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):309-317.
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    Indicative Conditionals and Epistemic Luminosity.Matt Hewson & James Ravi Kirkpatrick - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):231–258.
    Kevin Dorst has recently pointed out an apparently puzzling consequence of denying epistemic luminosity: given some natural-sounding bridging principles between knowledge, credence, and indicative conditionals, the denial of epistemic luminosity licenses the knowledge and assertability of abominable-sounding conditionals of the form ⌜If I don’t know that ϕ, then ϕ⌝. We provide a general and systematic examination of this datum by testing Dorst’s claim against various semantics for the indicative conditional in the setting of epistemic logic. Our conclusion is that, regardless (...)
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    On the Consistency and Reversibility of Certain Sequences of Counterfactual Assertions.Peter Klecha - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):1-33.
    This paper is about Sobel sequences, which are sequences of counterfactuals that supposedly display two interesting properties: first, they are consistent, as accounted for by the famous Lewis-Stalnaker analysis; but second, they are not consistent in the reverse order, which is not accounted for by Lewis-Stalnaker. I argue that there has been an empirical oversight in the literature on these sequences: there are consistent sequences, and there are irreversible sequences, but no sequence is both. The Lewis-Stalnaker theory neatly captures Sobel (...)
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    The Value of Humanity, by L. Nandi Theunissen.Richard Kraut - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):259-267.
    _ The Value of Humanity _, by Nandi TheunissenL.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Pp. xiii + 159.
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    Choice Points for a Theory of Normality.Annina J. Loets - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):159-191.
    A variety of recent work in epistemology employs a notion of normality to provide novel theories of knowledge or justification. While such theories are commonly advertised as affording particularly strong epistemic logics, they often make substantive assumptions about the background notion of normality and its logic. This article takes recent normality-based defences of the KK principle as a case study to submit such assumptions to scrutiny. After clarifying issues regarding the natural language use of normality claims, the article isolates a (...)
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    The Moral Nexus, by R. Jay Wallace.David Owens - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):277-284.
    _ The Moral Nexus _, by WallaceR. Jay. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019. Pp. xiii + 306.
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    The Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap, Volume 1: Early Writings, Edited by A. W. Carus, Michael Friedman, Wolfgang Kienzler, Alan Richardson & Sven Schlotter, General Editor Richard Creath, with Editorial Assistance From Steve Awodey, Dirk Schlimm & Richard Zach.Christopher Pincock - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):317-326.
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    Path Semantics for Indicative Conditionals.Paolo Santorio - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):59-98.
    The literature on indicative conditionals contains two appealing views. The first is the selectional view: on this view, conditionals operate by selecting a single possibility, which is used to evaluate the consequent. The second is the informational view: on this view, conditionals don’t express propositions, but rather impose constraints on information states of speakers. Both views are supported by strong arguments, but they are incompatible on their standard formulations. Hence it appears that we have to choose between mutually exclusive options. (...)
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    The Fragmentation of Being, by Kris McDaniel. [REVIEW]Joshua Spencer - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):284-292.
    _ The Fragmentation of Being _, by McDanielKris. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xii + 320.
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    In Search of the Soul, by John Cottingham.Richard Swinburne - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):267-270.
    In Search of the Soul, by CottinghamJohn. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. Pp. xii + 174.
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    Impossible Worlds, by Francesco Berto and Mark Jago. [REVIEW]Koji Tanaka - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):292-301.
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    The Unknowable: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Metaphysics, by W. J. Mander.Emily Thomas - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):357-361.
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  46. Intrinsicality and Entanglement.Isaac Wilhelm - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):35-58.
    I explore the relationship between a prominent analysis of intrinsic properties, due to Langton and Lewis, and the phenomenon of quantum entanglement. As I argue, the analysis faces a puzzle. The full analysis classifies certain properties of entangled particles as intrinsic. But when combined with an extremely plausible assumption about duplication, the main part of the analysis classifies those properties as non-intrinsic instead. I conclude that much of Lewis’s metaphysics is in trouble: Lewis based many of his metaphysical views—his thesis (...)
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    Review of Douglas Ehring, Tropes. [REVIEW]Jessica M. Wilson - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):369-379.
    Tropes is a systematic investigation into the metaphysics of properties, aiming to motivate and defend trope theory, and more specifically Natural Class Trope Nominalism (NCTN). Ehring’s book treats an impressive span of relevant positions, considerations, debates and objections with charity and clarity; it’s also a real page-turner, at least if one has (as I do) a taste for analytic twists and turns.
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    Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness, by Frédérique de Vignemont.Hong Yu Wong & Gregor Hochstetter - 2022 - Mind 131 (521):347-357.
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