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  1.  8
    What is a Fourdimensionalist to Do About Temporally Extended Properties?Katarina Perovic - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 27:1-12.
    Some properties and relations take time to be instantiated. They are not instantiated at a time, but through a temporal interval. Cognitive properties and relations such as understanding and thinking are like this, but also many biological, chemical, and microphysical properties and relations such as absorbing, freezing, radiating, and decaying. In this paper, I make a case for taking seriously such temporally extended properties (TEPs). I argue that they are ubiquitous and that our current theories of persistence would do well (...)
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    Wittgenstein on the Grounds of Religious Faith: A Kantian Proposal.Hanne Appelqvist - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1026-1040.
    This paper argues that there is an important continuity between Wittgenstein's early remarks on religion and his later treatment of the theme as it appears in his lectures in the 1930s and in his personal diary notes at that time. This continuity pertains to 3 features. First, the early and later Wittgenstein share a critical stance on methodological naturalism, that is, the view that the method of philosophy is relevantly similar to that of the natural sciences. Importantly, religion figures as (...)
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    Real Predicates and Existential Judgements.Ralf M. Bader - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1153-1158.
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    Reticence.David Batho - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1012-1025.
    There is an obvious role for self-assertion within discourse. It is much less obvious what role self-withdrawal might play. Indeed, it is far from obvious what role it could play. For how can we enter into discourse at all if we pull ourselves from the fray? Heidegger, however, claims not only that self-withdrawal has a role to play but that reticence is the authentic mode of discourse. In this paper, I develop an account of reticence that explains its importance to (...)
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    Kant's Principles of Modality.Ian Blecher - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):932-944.
    Kant presents three principles of modality in the Critique of Pure Reason. Historically, commentators have mostly disregarded them; a few have rejected them outright. In recent years, however, a consensus has begun to develop around the idea that the role of these principles is to rule out certain metaphysical doctrines. I argue that this understates their importance. Rather, the principles of modality are essential conditions of the possibility of experience. I conclude by examining the question of their truth, which, I (...)
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    The Origins and “Possibility” of Concepts in Wolff and Kant: Comments on Nicholas Stang, Kant's Modal Metaphysics.Katherine Dunlop - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1134-1140.
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    Maria Montessori's Metaphysics of Life.Patrick Frierson - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):991-1011.
    This paper elucidates the core principles of Maria Montessori's metaphysics. Her attention to embryological, evolutionary, and educational development led to her teleological metaphysics of life. Individual organisms are governed by internally driven, perfectionist, discontinuous teleology. And this individual teleology is integrated into a holistic, ecological context whereby individuals' striving towards perfection works for the increased ordered complexity of the systems of which they are parts. Moreover, Montessori extends this metaphysics of life to include nonliving components of nature, such that atoms, (...)
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    Emergenza, by Maurizio Ferraris. Torino: Einaudi, 2016, 144 Pp. ISBN 9788806228026 €12.00. [REVIEW]Simone Furlani - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1176-1179.
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    Freedom and Poverty in the Kantian State.Rafeeq Hasan - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):911-931.
    The coercive authority of the Kantian state is rationally grounded in the ideal of equal external freedom, which is realized when each individual can choose and act without being constrained by another's will. This ideal does not seem like it can justify state-mandated economic redistribution. For if one is externally free just as long as one can choose and act without being constrained by another, then only direct slavery, serfdom, or other systems of overt control seem to threaten external freedom. (...)
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    Die Philosophie des Marktes/The Philosophy of the Market, by Hans‐Christoph Schmidt Am Busch. Hamburg: Meiner, 2016, 328 Pp. ISBN 10/13: 978‐3‐7873‐3012‐6 Pb €68. [REVIEW]Timo Jütten - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1187-1190.
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    Kant's Subjective Deduction: A Reappraisal.Ryan S. Kemp - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):945-957.
    In the A-preface of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant kindly warns his readers to pay special attention to the chapter on the “Deduction of the Pure Concepts of the Understanding.” Looking to mitigate the reader's effort, Kant goes on to explain the chapter's methodology, suggesting that the inquiry will have “two sides.” One side deals with the “objective validity” of the pure categories of the understanding; he calls this the “objective deduction.” The other deals with the powers of cognition (...)
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    The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays by Richard Moran. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, Xvi + 326 Pp. ISBN: 9780190633776 £47.99. [REVIEW]Robbie Kubala - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1180-1183.
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    Ethical Pluralism and the Appeal to Human Nature.Irene Liu - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1103-1119.
    Ethical pluralists hold that moral values and systems are irreducibly diverse and incommensurable according to a common scale. One criticism of the view is that accepting such incommensurability renders them unable to criticize values, practices, institutions, and so forth that are genuinely bad. This paper considers two ways that pluralists have appealed to human nature to answer this criticism. One way appeals to nature to ground a positive conception of human flourishing, whereas the other appeals to nature as a source (...)
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    Sense and the Identity Conception of Truth.Steven J. Methven - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1041-1056.
    The identity conception of truth holds that a thinkable is true just in case it is a fact. As such, it sets itself against correspondence theories of truth, while respecting the substantive role played by truth in respect of enquiry. In this article, I motivate and develop that view, and, in so doing, promote a particular conception of sense. This allows me to defend the view from two substantial criticisms. First, that the identity conception of truth is incoherent in respect (...)
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    Nietzsche on Guilt: Dependency, Debt, and Imperfection.Iain Morrisson - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):974-990.
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    Modesty as an Excellence in Moral Perspective Taking.Emer O'Hagan - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1120-1133.
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    Arbitrary Reference, Numbers, and Propositions.Michele Palmira - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1069-1085.
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    Introspection, Mindreading, and the Transparency of Belief.Uwe Peters - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1086-1102.
    This paper explores the nature of self-knowledge of beliefs by investigating the relationship between self-knowledge of beliefs and one's knowledge of other people's beliefs. It introduces and defends a new account of self-knowledge of beliefs according to which this type of knowledge is developmentally interconnected with and dependent on resources already used for acquiring knowledge of other people's beliefs, which is inferential in nature. But when these resources are applied to oneself, one attains and subsequently frequently uses a method for (...)
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    The Rationality of Perception, by Susanna Siegel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, Xxv + 221 Pp. ISBN 978‐0‐19‐879708‐1 Hb £35.00. [REVIEW]Louise Richardson - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1191-1194.
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    Real Possibility and Relation to an Object. Remarks on Kant's Modal Metaphysics.Tobias Rosefeldt - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1148-1152.
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    Toward a Specification of Kant's Concept of Existence.Timothy Rosenkoetter - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1141-1147.
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    25 Years of EJP.Joseph K. Schear - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):909-910.
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    Kant's Modal Metaphysics: A Reply to My Critics.Nicholas F. Stang - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1159-1167.
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    Truth and Epistemic Value.Nick Treanor - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1057-1068.
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    Adorno and Existence by Peter E. Gordon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016, 272 Pp. ISBN 9780674734784 Hb £21.95. [REVIEW]Tom Whyman - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1184-1186.
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    Perception as a Rational CapacitySources of Knowledge: On the Concept of a Rational Capacity for Knowledge, by Andrea Kern, Translated by Daniel Smyth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017, 304 Pp. ISBN 13: 9780674416116 Hb £25.95. [REVIEW]Michael Williams - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):1168-1175.
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    Organic Imagination as Intuitive Intellect: Self‐Knowledge and Self‐Constitution in Hegel's Early Critique of Kant.Joshua Wretzel - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):958-973.
    This paper concerns Hegel's early treatment of the productive imagination in his 1803–1804 Faith and Knowledge. I show how he articulates that activity in terms of a pair of speculative unities, which solve lingering problems of self-knowledge and self-constitution from Kant's B-deduction. On the one hand, I argue that the familiar unity of spontaneity and receptivity makes possible knowledge of the moment of self-positing. On the other hand, I contend that Hegel's talk of imagination as both an “organic idea” and (...)
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    Activity, Actuality, and Analogy: Comments on Aryeh Kosman, The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology.Jonathan Beere - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):872-880.
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    L'art Et le Désir de Dieu: Une Enquête Philosophique, by Roger Pouivet, Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017, 219 Pp. ISBN 978‐2‐7535‐5386‐6; ISSN 1761‐8304pb €20. [REVIEW]Alessandro Bertinetto - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):901-905.
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    Philosophy and “the Method of Fictions”: Maimon's Proposal and its Critics.Daniel Breazeale - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):702-716.
    Salomon Maimon argued forcefully for the indispensability of what he called “the method of fictions” in mathematics and physics, but also in philosophy. This last claim provoked critical responses from G. E. Brastberger, G. E. Schultze, and K. L. Reinhold. This paper offers a brief exposition of Maimon's “method of fictions” and an analysis of his response to critics of his claims concerning the employment of this method within philosophy.
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    Comments on Aryeh Kosman's The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology.David Charles - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):860-871.
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    Critique of Aryeh Kosman, The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology.Mary Louise Gill - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):854-859.
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    Containment and ‘Rational Health’: Moran and Psychoanalysis.Edward Harcourt - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):798-813.
    The paper focuses on Richard Moran's account of the distinction between attitudes that meet, and alternatively fail to meet, his transparency criterion for what he calls rational health, and compare this with the psychoanalytic distinction between contained and uncontained states of mind. On the face of it, Moran's distinction appears to be a useful theoretical deepening of the psychoanalytic distinction. On closer examination, however, it appears that rational health is a more demanding standard than containment, so the rationally unhealthy contains (...)
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    Rousseau's Critique of Inequality: Reconstructing the Second Discourse, by Frederick Neuhouser, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, Xi +236 Pp. ISBN Paperback 978‐1‐107‐64466‐3. [REVIEW]Rafeeq Hasan - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):889-892.
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    Maurice Merleau‐Ponty's Concept of Motor Intentionality: Unifying Two Kinds of Bodily Agency.Gabrielle Benette Jackson - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):763-779.
    I develop an interpretation of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's concept of motor intentionality, one that emerges out of a reading of his presentation of a now classic case study in neuropathology—patient Johann Schneider—in Phenomenology of Perception. I begin with Merleau-Ponty's prescriptions for how we should use the pathological as a guide to the normal, a method I call triangulation. I then turn to his presentation of Schneider's unusual case. I argue that we should treat all of Schneider's behaviors as pathological, not only (...)
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    Fichte's Ethical Thought, by Allen Wood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 352 Pp. ISBN 9780198766889 Hb £30.00. [REVIEW]David James - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):893-896.
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    Fichte's Ethical Thought, by Allen Wood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 352 Pp. ISBN 9780198766889 Hb £30.00. [REVIEW]David James - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):893-896.
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    Genuine Belief and Genuine Doubt in Peirce.Jeff Kasser - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):840-853.
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    The Activity of Being : A Reply to My Critics, Mary Louise Gill, Jonathan Beere, and David Charles.Aryeh Kosman - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):881-888.
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    You Meta Believe It.Neil Levy - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):814-826.
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    Fichte's Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Free Will Problem.Wayne Martin - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):717-729.
    Fichte’s early review of C. A. L. Creuzer’s neglected and idiosyncratic skeptical book on free will posed a serious challenge to what at the time was emerging as a consensus Kantian position on the role of free choice in the generation of imputable action. Fichte’s review was directed as much against Reinhold’s important letter on freedom of the will as it was against Creuzer himself. In the course of his brief review, Fichte suggests an important recasting of the strategy of (...)
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    Merleau‐Ponty on Abstract Thought in Mathematics and Natural Science.Samantha Matherne - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):780-97.
    In this paper, I argue that in spite of suggestions to the contrary, Merleau-Ponty defends a positive account of the kind of abstract thought involved in mathematics and natural science. More specifically, drawing on both the Phenomenology of Perception and his later writings, I show that, for Merleau-Ponty, abstract thought and perception stand in the two-way relation of “foundation,” according to which abstract thought makes what we perceive explicit and determinate, and what we perceive is made to appear by abstract (...)
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    Nietzsche, Intention, Action.Alexander Nehamas - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):685-701.
    Nietzsche sometimes writes as if we are not in control—at least not in conscious control—of our actions. He seems to suggest that what we actually do is independent of our intentions. It turns out, though, that his understanding of both intention and action differs radically from most contemporary treatments of the issue. In particular, he denies that our actions are caused by their intentions, whose role is hermeneutical in a sense that this essay develops. How then is responsibility to be (...)
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    Practical Knowledge and the Subjectivity of Truth in Kant and Kierkegaard: The Cover of Skepticism.Karin Nisenbaum - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):730-745.
    Kant developed a distinctive method of philosophical argumentation, the method of transcendental argumentation, which continues to have contemporary philosophical promise. Yet there is considerable disagreement among Kant's interpreters concerning the aim of transcendental arguments. On ambitious interpretations, transcendental arguments aim to establish certain necessary features of the world from the conditions of our thinking about or experiencing the world; they are world-directed. On modest interpretations, transcendental arguments aim to show that certain beliefs have a special status that renders them invulnerable (...)
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    “That is Just What They Want You to Believe”: A Modest Defence of Marxist Paranoia.Nicolas Olsson Yaouzis - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):827-839.
    This essay defends a rational reconstruction of a genealogical debunking argument that begins with the premise “that's just what the economic elite want you to believe” and ends in the conclusion “you should lower your confidence in your belief.” The argument is genealogical because it includes a causal explanation of your beliefs; it is debunking because it claims that the contingencies uncovered by the genealogy undermine your beliefs. The essay begins by defending a plausible causal explanation of your belief in (...)
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    The Epistemic Life of Groups, Michael Brady and Miranda Fricker , Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016, Vi + 255 Pp ISBN 978–0–19‐875964‐5, £45.00. [REVIEW]Alexander Prescott‐Couch - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):897-900.
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    Reading From the Middle: Heidegger and the Narrative Self.Ben Roth - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):746-762.
    Heidegger's Being and Time is an underappreciated venue for pursuing work on the role narrative plays in self-understanding and self-constitution, and existing work misses Heidegger's most interesting contribution. Implicit in his account of Dasein is a notion of the narrative self more compelling than those now on offer. Bringing together an adaptive interpretation of Heidegger's notion of “thrown projection”, Wolfgang Iser's account of “the wandering viewpoint”, and more recent Anglo-American work on the narrative self, I argue that we read our (...)
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    Putting Liberty in its Place: Rawlsian Liberalism Without the Liberalism.Samuel Arnold - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):213-237.
    To be a liberal is, among other things, to grant basic liberties some degree of priority over other aspects of justice. But why do basic liberties warrant this special treatment? For Rawls, the answer has to do with the allegedly special connection between these freedoms and the ‘two moral powers’ of reasonableness and rationality. Basic freedoms are said to be preconditions for the development and exercise of these powers and are held to warrant priority over other justice-relevant values for that (...)
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    Peirce on Truth as the Predestinate Opinion.Richard Kenneth Atkins - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):411-429.
    : In 1878's ‘How to Make Our Ideas Clear’, Peirce states that truth is the predestinate opinion, or that which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate. Later in his life, though, he would claim both that truth is what would be believed if we could figure out the right method of inquiry and that, instead of affirming that truth is the predestinate opinion in 1878, he ought to have affirmed that truth is what would be (...)
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    The Explanatory Challenge: Moral Realism Is No Better Than Theism.Dan Baras - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):368-389.
    Many of the arguments for and against robust moral realism parallel arguments for and against theism. In this article, I consider one of the shared challenges: the explanatory challenge. The article begins with a presentation of Harman's formulation of the explanatory challenge as applied to moral realism and theism. I then examine two responses offered by robust moral realists to the explanatory challenge, one by Russ Shafer-Landau and another by David Enoch. Shafer-Landau argues that the moral realist can plausibly respond (...)
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    The Ontology of Musical Works and the Role of Intuitions: An Experimental Study.Christopher Bartel - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):348-367.
    Philosophers of music often appeal to intuition to defend ontological theories of musical works. This practice is worrisome as it is rather unclear just how widely shared are the intuitions that philosophers appeal to. In this paper, I will first offer a brief overview of the debate over the ontology of musical works. I will argue that this debate is driven by a conflict between two seemingly plausible intuitions—the repeatability intuition and the creatability intuition—both of which may be defended on (...)
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    William James and the ‘Willfulness’ of Belief.Alexis Dianda - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):647-662.
    This paper explicates and defends some of William James' more controversial claims in ‘The Will to Believe’. After showing some of the weaknesses in standard interpretations of James' position, I turn to James' Principles of Psychology and The Varieties of Religious Experience to spell out in more detail James' account of the nature of the attitudes of belief, doubt, and disbelief and link them to an account of the subject. In so doing, the moral force of the argument comes to (...)
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    What It's Like To Have a Cognitive Home.Matt Duncan - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):66-81.
    Many people believe that the mind is an epistemic refuge of sorts. The idea is that when it comes to certain core mental states, one’s being in such a state automatically puts one in a position to know that one is in that state. This idea has come under attack in recent years. One particularly influential attack comes from Timothy Williamson (2000), who argues that there is no central core of states or conditions—mental or otherwise—to which we are guaranteed epistemic (...)
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    Persons and Properties: A Sartrean Perspective on Love's Object.Gary Foster - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):82-94.
    It is often said that to love someone we must love her for her own sake. But what does this mean? Various answers have been offered up by philosophers. Alan Soble's ‘aggregate’ view of identity focuses on properties of the beloved as key to understanding love's basis and, in a less direct way, its object. This view does not give us a clear distinction between persons and properties. David Velleman's view makes this distinction more clearly but creates a gap between (...)
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    Propositional Attitudes and Embodied Skills in the Philosophy of Action.William Hasselberger - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):449-476.
    Propositionalism in the philosophy of action is the popular view that intentional actions are bodily movements caused and rationalized by certain ‘internal’ propositional attitude states that constitute the agent's perspective. I attack propositionalism's background claim that the genuinely mental/cognitive dimension of human action resides solely in some range of ‘internal’ agency-conferring representational states that causally trigger, and thus are always conceptually disentangle-able from, bodily activity itself. My opposing claim, following Ryle, Wittgenstein, and others, is that mentality and intentionality can be (...)
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    ‘The Extremely Difficult Realization That Something Other Than Oneself Is Real’: Iris Murdoch on Love and Moral Agency.Mark Hopwood - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):477-501.
    : In the last few years, there has been a revival of interest in the philosophy of Iris Murdoch. Despite this revival, however, certain aspects of Murdoch's views remain poorly understood, including her account of a concept that she famously described as ‘central’ to moral philosophy—i.e., love. In this paper, I argue that the concept of love is essential to any adequate understanding of Murdoch's work but that recent attempts by Kieran Setiya and David Velleman to assimilate Murdoch's account of (...)
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    Reading Rousseau's Second Discourse in the Light of the Question: What is the Source of Social Inequality?David James - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):238-260.
    Rousseau has been cast as someone who is primarily interested in developing a normative social and political philosophy based on the idea of a non-inflamed form of amour-propre, which consists in a desire for equal, as opposed to superior, social standing. On this basis it has been argued that inflamed amour-propre is the principal source of social inequality in his Second Discourse and that the normative aspects of this text can be largely isolated from its descriptive ones. I argue against (...)
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    Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science: Histories of Philosophy in England, C. 1640–1700. By Dmitri Levitin. Oxford University Press, 2015, Xii + 670 ISBN: 9781107513747. Pbk. £26.99. [REVIEW]Susan James - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):676-678.
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    Frege on Syntax, Ontology, and Truth's Pride of Place.Colin Johnston - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):569-588.
    Frege's strict alignment between his syntactic and ontological categories is not, as is commonly assumed, some kind of a philosophical thesis. There is no thesis that proper names refer only to objects, say, or that what refers to an object is a proper name. Rather, the alignment of categories is internal to Frege's conception of what syntax and ontology are. To understand this, we need to recognise the pride of place Frege assigns within his theorising to the notion of truth. (...)
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  60. Nietzsche and Murdoch on the Moral Significance of Perceptual Experience.Paul Katsafanas - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):525-545.
    : This paper examines a claim defended by an unlikely pair: Friedrich Nietzsche and Iris Murdoch. The claim is that perceptual experience itself—as distinct from perceptually based judgments and beliefs—can be morally significant. In particular, Nietzsche and Murdoch hold that two agents in the same circumstances attending to the same objects can have experiences with different contents, depending on the concepts that they possess and employ. Moreover, they maintain that this renders perception an object of moral concern. This paper explicates (...)
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    Recent Scholarship on Hume's Theory of Mental Representation.David Landy - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):333-347.
    In a recent paper, Karl Schafer argues that Hume's theory of mental representation has two distinct components, unified by their shared feature of having accuracy conditions. As Schafer sees it, simple and complex ideas represent the intrinsic imagistic features of their objects whereas abstract ideas represent the relations or structures in which multiple objects stand. This distinction, however, is untenable for at least two related reasons. Firstly, complex ideas represent the relations or structures in which the impressions that are the (...)
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    Moral Luck and the Possibility of Agential Disjunctivism.Jennifer Ryan Lockhart & Thomas Lockhart - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):308-332.
    Most presentations of the problem of moral luck invoke the notion of control, but little has been said about what control amounts to. We propose a necessary condition on an agent's having been in control of performing an action: that the agent's effort to perform the action ensured that the agent performed the action. The difficulty of satisfying this condition leads many on both sides of the moral luck debate to conclude that much of what we do is not within (...)
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    In Defense of Trait‐Based Love.Roger G. López - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):169-194.
    It is widely believed that a person's traits can function as reasons for loving her. Notable contemporary work in the philosophy of love has taken the rejection of this premise as its point of departure. As far as I can tell, none of that work has engaged with a careful philosophical exposition of the view under discussion. In the following pages, I will defend the idea of trait-based love against three of its critics and one of its advocates. I will (...)
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    Relationships as Indirect Intensifiers: Solving the Puzzle of Partiality.Jörg Löschke - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):390-410.
    Two intuitions are important to commonsense morality: the claim that all persons have equal moral worth and the claim that persons have associative duties. These intuitions seem to contradict each other, and there has been extensive discussion concerning their reconciliation. The most widely held view claims that associative duties arise because relationships generate moral reasons to benefit our loved ones. However, such a view cannot account for the phenomenon that some acts are supererogatory when performed on behalf of a stranger (...)
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    ‘As One Does’: Understanding Heidegger's Account of Das Man.Tucker McKinney - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):430-448.
    : Heidegger describes Dasein as subject to a constant pressure to bring its intentional performances into agreement with those of its peers and thence with a generic description of ‘what one [das Man] does’, called Dasein's conformism. I argue that extant accounts of this pressure, which appeal to the essential social embeddedness of intentional performance, fail to account for both the scope and modal force of the demand to act as one does. I propose that we can better understand the (...)
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    Looking for Laws in All the Wrong Spaces: Kant on Laws, the Understanding, and Space.James Anthony Messina - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):589-613.
    Prolegomena §38 is intended to elucidate the claim that the understanding legislates a priori laws to nature. Kant cites various laws of geometry as examples and discusses a derivation of the inverse-square law from such laws. I address 4 key interpretive questions about this cryptic text that have not yet received satisfying answers: How exactly are Kant's examples of laws supposed to elucidate the Legislation Thesis? What is Kant's view of the epistemic status of the inverse-square law and, relatedly, of (...)
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    The Afterlife of Idealism: The Impact of New Idealism on British Historical and Political Thought, 1945–1980, by Admir Skodo. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, Vi + 301 Pp. ISBN‐10: 3319293842 Hb £74.50. [REVIEW]Julia Moses - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):663-667.
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    Action as the Conclusion of Practical Reasoning; The Critique of a Rödlian Account.Evgenia Mylonaki - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):30-45.
    In this paper I take up the question of whether and in what sense action might be the conclusion of practical reasoning and argue against the answer provided by Sebastian Rödl's account of practical reasoning. Rödl's account aspires to steer a middle ground between the attitudinal and the neo-Aristotelian accounts of practical reasoning, by proposing that its conclusion is at once a thought and a movement. This account is worth considering for it promises to explain both practical reasoning's practicality and (...)
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    Justice Without Solidarity? Collective Identity and the Fate of the ‘Ethical’ in Habermas' Recent Political Theory.Andrew J. Pierce - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):546-568.
    In past work, Habermas has claimed that justice and solidarity stand in a complementary relationship—that ‘ethical’ relations of solidarity are the ‘reverse side’ of justice. Yet in a recent address to the World Congress of Philosophy, he rejects this idea. This paper argues against this rejection. After explaining the idea, arguing for its centrality to Habermas' thought, and evaluating Habermas' scant reflections on this major transformation, I argue that his rejection of the idea is a result of a newfound skepticism (...)
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    Realism, Utopianism, and Radical Values.Paul Raekstad - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):145-168.
    One of the more debated topics in the recent realist literature concerns the compatibility of realism and utopianism. Perhaps the greatest challenge to utopian political thought comes from Bernard Williams' realism, which argues, among other things, that political values should be subject to what he calls the ‘realism constraint’, which rules out utopian arguments based on values which cannot be offered by the state as unrealistic and therefore inadmissible. This article challenges that conclusion in two ways. First, it argues that (...)
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    Self‐Knowledge and Knowledge of Mankind in Hobbes' Leviathan.Ursula Renz - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):4-29.
    In the introduction to the Leviathan, Hobbes famously defends the anthropological point of departure of his theory of the state by invoking the Delphic injunction ‘Know thyself!’ of which he presents a peculiar reading thereafter. In this paper, I present a reading of the anthropology of the Leviathan that takes this move seriously. In appealing to Delphic injunction, Hobbes wanted to prompt a particular way of reading his anthropology for which it is crucial that the reader relate the presented anthropological (...)
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    Does History Make Sense? Hegel on the Historical Shapes of Justice, by Terry Pinkard. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017, 272 Pp. ISBN 13: 978‐0‐674‐97177‐6. Hb. £39.95. [REVIEW]Christoph Schuringa - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):679-682.
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    Two Puzzles Concerning Spinoza's Conception of Belief.Justin Steinberg - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):261-282.
    Spinoza's account of belief entails that if A has two ideas, p and q, with incompatible content, A believes that p if the idea of p is stronger than the idea of q. This seems to leave little space for dominant non-beliefs, or cases in which there is discord between one's beliefs and one's affective-behavioral responses. And yet Spinoza does allow for two classes of dominant non-beliefs: efficacious fictions [fictiones] and ideas that conduce to akrasia. I show how Spinoza can (...)
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    On What Matters, Volume III, by Derek Parfit. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, Xiv + 468 Pp. ISBN 9780198778608. Hb. £25.00. [REVIEW]Folke Tersman - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):668-672.
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    Kant on Space, Time, and Respect for the Moral Law as Analogous Formal Elements of Sensibility.Jessica Tizzard - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):630-646.
    To advance a successful reading of Kant's theory of motivation, his interpreter must have a carefully developed position on the relation between our rational and sensible capacities of mind. Unfortunately, many of Kant's commentators hold an untenably dualistic conception, understanding reason and sensibility to be necessarily conflicting aspects of human nature that saddle Kant with a rigoristic and fundamentally divided moral psychology. Against these interpreters, I argue for a reading that maintains a unified conception, claiming that we must think of (...)
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    The Metaphysics of Degrees.René van Woudenberg & Rik Peels - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):46-65.
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    Hegel on Kant's Analytic–Synthetic Distinction.Andrew Werner - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):502-524.
    In this paper, I argue, first, that Hegel defended a version of the analytic/synthetic distinction—that, indeed, his version of the distinction deserves to be called Kantian. For both Kant and Hegel, the analytic/synthetic distinction can be explained in terms of the discursive character of cognition: insofar as our cognition is discursive, its most basic form can be articulated in terms of a genus/species tree. The structure of that tree elucidates the distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments. Second, I argue that (...)
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    Recognition, Ideology, and the Case of “Invisible Suffering”.Rosie Worsdale - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):614-629.
    The purpose of this paper is to expose, and provide a possible solution to, an internal inconsistency in Axel Honneth's critical theory of recognition. Honneth requires a way of making his claim that misrecognition causes subjective suffering, with the potential to cognitively disclose injustice, consistent with his account of ideological recognition as a form of misrecognition that engenders compliance with an oppressive social order. Only by reconciling these claims—that is, by showing how ideological recognition can engender an acceptance of domination (...)
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    The Metaphysics of Degrees.René Woudenberg & Rik Peels - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):46-65.
    Degree-sentences, i.e. sentences that seem to refer to things that allow of degrees, are widely used both inside and outside of philosophy, even though the metaphysics of degrees is much of an untrodden field. This paper aims to fill this lacuna by addressing the following four questions: [A] Is there some one thing, such that it is degree sensitive? [B] Are there things x, y, and z that stand in a certain relation to each other, viz. the relation that x (...)
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    Consciousness and Hegel's Solution to the Problem of the Criterion.Peter Yong - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):283-307.
    Traditional epistemological interpretations have portrayed Hegel as offering a coherentist solution to the problem of the criterion in the introduction to The Phenomenology of Spirit. In this paper, I criticize the coherentist interpretation and present an alternative reading that emphasizes the central role of conscious experience in Hegel's argument. In the first part of the paper, I show how the passages commonly used to support the coherentist interpretation ultimately fail to do so and argue that coherence by itself cannot be (...)
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    Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge, by Herlinde Pauer‐Studer and J. David Velleman, Basingstoke, UK/New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2015, XXIV + 190 Pp. ISBN 978‐1‐137‐49694‐2. Hb. $32.00. [REVIEW]Rolf Zimmermann - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):673-675.
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    Synthetic Evidence and Objective Identity: The Contemporary Significance of Early Husserl's Conception of Truth.Lambert Zuidervaart - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):122-144.
    This essay explores Edmund Husserl's significance for contemporary truth theory. Focusing on his Logical Investigations, it argues that early Husserl's conception of truth unsettles a common polarity between epistemic and nonepistemic approaches. Unlike contemporary epistemic conceptions of truth, he gives full weight to “truth makers” that have their own being: objective identity, perceptible objects, and states of affairs. Yet, unlike contemporary nonepistemic conceptions, he also insists on the intentional givenness of such truth makers and on the complexity of the experiences (...)
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    On Behalf of Controversial View Agnosticism.J. Adam Carter - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy.
    Controversial view agnosticism (CVA) is the thesis that we are rationally obligated to withhold judgment about a large portion of our beliefs in controversial subject areas, such as philosophy, re- ligion, morality and politics. Given that one’s social identity is in no small part a function of one’s positive commitments in controversial areas, CVA has unsurprisingly been regarded as objection- ably ‘spineless.’ at said, CVA seems like an unavoidable consequence of a prominent view in the epistemology of disagreement—conformism—according to which (...)
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    Moral Responsibility for Concepts.Rachel Fredericks - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy.
    I argue that we are sometimes morally responsible for having and using (or not using) our concepts, despite the fact that we generally do not choose to have them or have full or direct voluntary control over how we use them. I do so by extending an argument of Angela Smith's; the same features that she says make us morally responsible for some of our attitudes also make us morally responsible for some of our concepts. Specifically, like attitudes, concepts can (...)
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    When is an Alternative Possibility Robust?Simon Kittle - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy:1-12.
    According to some, free will requires alternative possibilities. But not any old alternative possibility will do. Sometimes, being able to bring about an alternative does not bestow any control on an agent. In order to bestow control, and so be directly relevant qua alternative to grounding the agent's moral responsibility, alternatives need to be robust. Here, I investigate the nature of robust alternatives. I argue that Derk Pereboom's latest robustness criterion is too strong, and I suggest a different criterion based (...)
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    In Defense of Trait‐Based Love.Roger G. López - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy:169-194.
    It is widely believed that a person's traits can function as reasons for loving her. Notable contemporary work in the philosophy of love has taken the rejection of this premise as its point of departure. As far as I can tell, none of that work has engaged with a careful philosophical exposition of the view under discussion. In the following pages, I will defend the idea of trait-based love against three of its critics and one of its advocates. I will (...)
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    Kant's Account of Moral Weakness.Marijana Vujošević - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy.
    On the one hand, Kant seems to suggest that moral weakness is merely expressed at the level of following maxims. On the other hand, he addresses moral weakness as the first grade of our propensity to evil, which implies that moral weakness is also expressed at the level of adopting maxims. There is still a lack of clarity in the literature concerning how the relationship between these two aspects is to be understood, and a proper account of the nature of (...)
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    Synthetic Evidence and Objective Identity: The Contemporary Significance of Early Husserl's Conception of Truth.Lambert Zuidervaart - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy:122-144.
    This essay explores Edmund Husserl's significance for contemporary truth theory. Focusing on his Logical Investigations, it argues that early Husserl's conception of truth unsettles a common polarity between epistemic and nonepistemic approaches. Unlike contemporary epistemic conceptions of truth, he gives full weight to “truth makers” that have their own being: objective identity, perceptible objects, and states of affairs. Yet, unlike contemporary nonepistemic conceptions, he also insists on the intentional givenness of such truth makers and on the complexity of the experiences (...)
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