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  1.  13
    Skilled Action.Wayne Christensen - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (11).
  2. Explanation in Mathematics: Proofs and Practice.William D'Alessandro - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (11).
    Mathematicians distinguish between proofs that explain their results and those that merely prove. This paper explores the nature of explanatory proofs, their role in mathematical practice, and some of the reasons why philosophers should care about them. Among the questions addressed are the following: what kinds of proofs are generally explanatory (or not)? What makes a proof explanatory? Do all mathematical explanations involve proof in an essential way? Are there really such things as explanatory proofs, and if so, how do (...)
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    The Problems of Life After Death.Thomas Charles Atkinson - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Philosophy and Animal Welfare Science.Donald W. Bruckner - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Deep Learning: A Philosophical Introduction.Cameron Buckner - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    A Typology of Empathy and its Many Moral Forms.Hannah Read - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Operationalism and Realism in Psychometrics.Elina Vessonen - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Why the Confucians Had No Concept of Race : Cultural Difference, Environment, and Achievement.Shuchen Xiang - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Why the Confucians Had No Concept of Race : The Antiessentialist Cultural Understanding of Self.Shuchen Xiang - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (10).
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    Radical Alterity in the Zhuangzi : On the Political and Philosophical Function of Monsters.Albert Galvany - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (9).
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    The Human Right to Subsistence.Alejandra Mancilla - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (9).
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    Gender and Technology in Frantz Fanon: Confrontations of the Clinical and Political.William Michael Paris - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (9).
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    Recent Experimental Work on “Ought” Implies “Can”.Jen Semler & Paul Henne - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (9).
    While philosophers generally accept some version of the principle ‘ought’ implies ‘can’, recent work in experimental philosophy and cognitive science provides evidence against a presupposition or a conceptual entailment from ‘ought’ to ‘can’. Here, we review some of this evidence, its effect on particular formulations of the principle, and future directions for cognitive scientists and philosophers.
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    The Changing Landscape of the Philosophy of Medicine.Megan Delehanty - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (8).
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    Part 2: Moral Motivation and Moral Cultivation in Mencius—When One Burst of Anger Brings Peace to the World.Jing Iris Hu - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (8).
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    Contrastivism and Non‐Contrastivism in Scientific Explanation.Yafeng Shan - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (8).
    The nature of scientific explanation is controversial. Some maintain that all scientific explanations have to be contrastive in nature (contrastivism). However, others argue that no scientific explanation is genuinely contrastive (non-contrastivism). In addition, a compatibilist view has been recently devloped. It is argued that the debate between contrastivism and non-contrastivism is merely a linguistic dispute rather than a genuine disagreement on the nature of scientific explanation. Scientific explanations are both contrastive and non-contrastive in some sense (compatibilism). This paper examines the (...)
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    The Folk Concept of Lying.Alex Wiegmann & Jörg Meibauer - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (8).
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    Realism About the Wave Function.Eddy Keming Chen - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (7).
    A century after the discovery of quantum mechanics, the meaning of quantum mechanics still remains elusive. This is largely due to the puzzling nature of the wave function, the central object in quantum mechanics. If we are realists about quantum mechanics, how should we understand the wave function? What does it represent? What is its physical meaning? Answering these questions would improve our understanding of what it means to be a realist about quantum mechanics. In this survey article, I review (...)
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    The Metaphysics of Emergent Spacetime Theories.Niels C. M. Martens - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (7).
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    Quantitative Methods in Philosophy of Language.Rafael Ventura - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (7).
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    Metaphysics and Social Justice.Aaron M. Griffith - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (6).
    Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that aims to give a theoretical account of what there is and what it is like. Social justice movements seek to bring about justice in a society by changing policy, law, practice, and culture. Evidently, these activities are very different from one another. The goal of this article is to identify some positive connections between recent work in metaphysics and social justice movements. I outline three ways in which metaphysical work on social reality can (...)
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    New Directions for the Philosophy of Poetry.Karen Simecek - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (6).
    This article will introduce readers to current debates in the philosophy of poetry. This includes discussion of the need for a philosophy of poetry as distinct from a philosophy of literature, the (in)compatibility of poetry and philosophy, poetic meaning and interpretation, and poetry in relation to affect, emotion and expressiveness, which opens up discussion of wider forms of poetry from spoken word to signlanguage poetry. The article ends with suggestions for future directions of research in the philosophy of poetry. I (...)
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    Nontraditional Arguments for Theism.Chad A. McIntosh - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (5):1-14.
    I propose a taxonomy of arguments for the existence of God and survey those categories of arguments I identify as nontraditional. I conclude with two general observations about theistic arguments, followed by suggestions for going forward.
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    Empirical Research on Folk Moral Objectivism.Thomas Pölzler & Jennifer Cole Wright - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (5).
    Lay persons may have intuitions about morality's objectivity. What do these intuitions look like? And what are their causes and consequences? In recent years, an increasing number of scholars have begun to investigate these questions empirically. This article presents and assesses the resulting area of research as well as its potential philosophical implications. First, we introduce the methods of empirical research on folk moral objectivism. Second, we provide an overview of the findings that have so far been made. Third, we (...)
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    Part 2: Theoretical Equivalence in Physics.James Owen Weatherall - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (5).
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    What is Quantum Information?Armond Duwell - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (4):e12572.
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    Workplace Democracy—The Recent Debate.Roberto Frega, Lisa Herzog & Christian Neuhäuser - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (4):e12574.
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    Teaching and Learning Guide for Anton Wilhelm Amo's Philosophy of Mind.Chris Meyns - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (4):e12588.
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    Collective Harm and the Inefficacy Problem.Julia Nefsky - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (4):e12587.
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    Play and Games: An Opinionated Introduction.Michael Ridge - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (4):e12573.
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    Teaching & Learning Guide For: Balancing the Physics of Radiation: Challenges to the System of Quantities and Units in Radiological Protection.Mariano Gazineu David, Mônica Ferreira Corrêa & Antônio Augusto Passos Videira - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (3):e12570.
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    Balancing the Physics of Radiation: Challenges to the System of Quantities and Units in Radiological Protection.Mariano Gazineu David, Mônica Ferreira Corrêa & Antonio Augusto Passos Videira - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (3):e12568.
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    Anton Wilhelm Amo's Philosophy of Mind.Chris Meyns - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (3):e12571.
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    The Happy Slave Isn't Free: Relational Autonomy and Freedom in the Zhuangzi.Mercedes Valmisa - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (3):e12569.
    This paper challenges the view that contentment leads to personal freedom and autonomy and argues for a relational and exercise concept of de facto freedom in the Zhuangzi 莊子. I first review influential interpretations of freedom in the Zhuangzi that equate freedom with contentment and nonfrustration, starting with Guo Xiang's 郭象 (d. 312 CE). By putting these interpretations in dialog with contemporary social philosophy (Christman, Meyers, Pettit, Elster, and Khader), I reflect on the two seminal problems of the psychologizing causal (...)
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    Injustice and the Right to Punish.Göran Duus-Otterström & Erin I. Kelly - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (2):e12565.
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    What is Phenomenology of Religion? : The Phenomenology of Religious Experience.Christina M. Gschwandtner - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (2):e12567.
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    What is Phenomenology of Religion? : The Study of Religious Phenomena.Christina M. Gschwandtner - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (2):e12566.
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    International Law and Political Philosophy: Uncovering New Linkages.Steven Ratner - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (2):e12564.
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    The Ethics of Autism.Kristien Hens, Ingrid Robeyns & Katrien Schaubroeck - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12559.
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    New Atheism and its Critics.Whitley Kaufman - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12560.
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  41. Logical Realism and the Metaphysics of Logic.Michaela Markham McSweeney - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12563.
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    Dual Character Concepts.Kevin Reuter - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12557.
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    Phenomenologies of the Trinity: Trends in Recent Philosophy of Religion.Joseph Rivera - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12561.
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    Art and Painful Emotion.Matthew Strohl - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12558.
    This essay updates Aaron Smuts', 2009 Philosophy Compass piece, “Art and Negative Affect” in light of recent work on the topic. The “paradox of painful art” is the general problem of how it is possible to enjoy or value experiences of art that involve painful emotions. It encompasses both the paradox of tragedy and the paradox of horror. Section 2 lays out a taxonomy of solutions to the paradox of painful art and argues that we should opt for a pluralistic (...)
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    Recent Empirical Work on the Relationship Between Causal Judgements and Norms.Pascale Willemsen & Lara Kirfel - 2019 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12562.
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    Ethnoontology: Ways of World‐Building Across Cultures.David Ludwig & Daniel A. Weiskopf - 2019 - Philosophy Compass (9):1-11.
    This article outlines a program of ethnoontology that brings together empirical research in the ethnosciences with ontological debates in philosophy. First, we survey empirical evidence from heterogeneous cultural contexts and disciplines. Second, we propose a model of cross‐cultural relations between ontologies beyond a simple divide between universalist and relativist models. Third, we argue for an integrative model of ontology building that synthesizes insights from different fields such as biological taxonomy, cognitive science, cultural anthropology, and political ecology. We conclude by arguing (...)
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