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    Nevin Climenhaga (forthcoming). Infinite Value and the Best of All Possible Worlds. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    A common argument for atheism runs as follows: God would not create a world worse than other worlds he could have created instead. However, if God exists, he could have created a better world than this one. Therefore, God does not exist. In this paper I challenge the second premise of this argument. I argue that if God exists, our world will continue without end, with God continuing to create value-bearers, and sustaining and perfecting the value-bearers he has already created. (...)
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    John Cusbert & Kristie Miller (forthcoming). The Unique Groundability of Temporal Facts. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    The A-theory and the B-theory advance competing claims about how time is grounded. The A-theory says that A-facts are more fundamental in grounding time than are B-facts, and the B-theory says the reverse. We argue that whichever theory is true of the actual world is also true of all possible worlds containing time. We do this by arguing that time is uniquely groundable: however time is actually grounded, it is necessarily grounded in that way. It follows that if either the (...)
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    Ghislain Guigon (forthcoming). Truths Qua Grounds. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    A number of philosophers have recently found it congenial to talk in terms of grounding. Grounding discourse features grounding sentences that are answers to questions about what grounds what. The goal of this article is to explore and defend a counterpart-theoretic interpretation of grounding discourse. We are familiar with David Lewis’s applications of the method of counterpart theory to de re modal discourse. Counterpart-theoretic interpretations of de re modal idioms and grounding sentences share similar motivations, mechanisms, and applications. I shall (...)
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  4. Christoph Kelp (forthcoming). How to Be A Reliabilist. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
     
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    Jason Konek (forthcoming). Epistemic Conservativity and Imprecise Credence. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    Unspecific evidence calls for imprecise credence. My aim is to vindicate this thought. First, I will pin down what it is that makes one's imprecise credences more or less epistemically valuable. Then I will use this account of epistemic value to delineate a class of reasonable epistemic scoring rules for imprecise credences. Finally, I will show that if we plump for one of these scoring rules as our measure of epistemic value or utility, then a popular family of decision rules (...)
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    deRosset Louis (forthcoming). Grounding the Unreal. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    The scientific successes of the last 400 years strongly suggest a picture on which our scientific theories exhibit a layered structure of dependence and determination. Economics is dependent on and determined by psy- chology; psychology in its turn is, plausibly, dependent on and determined by biology; and so it goes. It is tempting to explain this layered struc- ture of dependence and determination among our theories by appeal to a corresponding layered structure of dependence and determination among the entities putatively (...)
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    Eric Mandelbaum (forthcoming). Seeing and Conceptualizing: Modularity and the Shallow Contents of Vision. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    After presenting evidence about categorization behavior, this paper argues for the following theses: 1) that there is a border between perception and cognition; 2) that the border is to be characterized by perception being modular (and cognition not being so); 3) that perception outputs conceptualized representations, so views that posit that the output of perception is solely non-conceptual are false; and 4) that perceptual content consists of basic-level categories and not richer contents.
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    Mohan Matthen (forthcoming). Realism, Relativism, Adverbialism: What's the Difference? Comments on Mazviita Chirimuuta's Outside Color. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    Mazviita Chirimuuta's Outside Color is an important book, the first philosophical monograph since Hardin’s Color for Philosophers (1988) to carve out deep new channels between cognitive science and the philosophy of visual color. In it, she argues that color vision is embedded in other visual functions and cannot therefore be said to detect color as in independent variable. In this commentary, I concentrate here on two provocative themes in her book. The first is that contemporary color realism descends from scholasticism, (...)
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  9. Douglas W. Portmore (forthcoming). Precis of Commonsense Consequentialism and Replies to Gert, Hurley, and Tenenbaum. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    For a symposium on Douglas W. Portmore's Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality.
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    Peter W. Ross (forthcoming). Phenomenal Externalism's Explanatory Power. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    I argue that phenomenal externalism is preferable to phenomenal internalism on the basis of externalism’s explanatory power with respect to qualitative character. I argue that external qualities, namely, external physical properties that are qualitative independent of consciousness, are necessary to explain qualitative character, and that phenomenal externalism is best understood as accepting external qualities while phenomenal internalism is best understood as rejecting them. I build support for the claim that external qualities are necessary to explain qualitative character on the basis (...)
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  11. Nicholas Silins (forthcoming). Experience and Defeat. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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    Kurt Sylvan (forthcoming). Knowledge as a Non-Normative Relation. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    According to a view I'll call Epistemic Normativism (EN), knowledge is normative in the same sense in which paradigmatically normative properties like justification are normative. This paper argues against EN in two stages and defends a positive non-normativist alternative. After clarifying the target in §1, I consider in §2 some arguments for EN from the premise that knowledge entails justification (the “Entailment Thesis”). I first raise some worries about inferring constitution from entailment. I then rehearse the reasons why some epistemologists (...)
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  13. John Gimbel (forthcoming). Mechanisms, Causes, and the Layered Model of the World. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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  14. J. Lackey (forthcoming). Knowing From Words. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
     
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  15. Francis Saparshott (forthcoming). Review of Evaluating Art. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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  16. Sydney Shoemaker (forthcoming). Commentary in Symposium on Chalmers= The Conscious Mind. Forthcoming In. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
     
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