101 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Alexander Miller [93]Alex Miller [8]Alexandra Miller [1]Alexa Miller [1]
Alexander B. Miller [1]
See also
Alexander Miller
New York University
Alexander B. Miller
The Catholic University of America
  1. An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics.Alex Miller - 2003 - Polity.
    This introduction provides a highly readable critical overview of the main arguments and themes in twentieth-century and contemporary metaethics. It traces the development of contemporary debates in metaethics from their beginnings in the work of G. E. Moore up to the most recent arguments between naturalism and non-naturalism, cognitivism and non-cognitivism. A highly readable critical overview of the main arguments and themes in twentieth century and contemporary metaethics. Asks: Are there moral facts? Is there such a thing as moral truth? (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   91 citations  
  2. Contemporary Metaethics: An Introduction.Alexander Miller - 2013 - Polity.
    This new edition of Alexander Miller’s highly readable introduction to contemporary metaethics provides a critical overview of the main arguments and themes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century contemporary metaethics. Miller traces the development of contemporary debates in metaethics from their beginnings in the work of G. E. Moore up to the most recent arguments between naturalism and non-naturalism, cognitivism and non-cognitivism. From Moore’s attack on ethical naturalism, A. J. Ayer’s emotivism and Simon Blackburn’s quasi-realism to anti-realist and best opinion accounts of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   13 citations  
  3.  93
    Realism.Alexander Miller - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  4. Rule-Following and Meaning.Alexander Miller & Crispin Wright (eds.) - 2002 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    The rule-following debate, in its concern with the metaphysics and epistemology of linguistic meaning and mental content, goes to the heart of the most fundamental questions of contemporary philosophy of mind and language. This volume gathers together the most important contributions to the topic, including papers by Simon Blackburn, Paul Boghossian, Graeme Forbes, Warren Goldfarb, Paul Horwich, John McDowell, Colin McGinn, Ruth Millikan, Philip Pettit, George Wilson, and José Zalabardo. This debate has centred on Saul Kripke's reading of the rule-following (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   28 citations  
  5. Kripke's Wittgenstein, Factualism and Meaning.Alexander Miller - 2010 - In Daniel Whiting (ed.), The Later Wittgenstein on Language. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   20 citations  
  6. Philosophy of Language.Alex Miller - 1998 - Routledge.
    This engaging and accessible introduction to the philosophy of language provides an important guide to one of the liveliest and most challenging areas of study in philosophy. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with a thematic overview of the different approaches to meaning, the book provides students with the tools necessary to understand contemporary analytical philosophy. The second edition includes new material on: Chomsky, Wittgenstein and Davidson as well as new chapters on the causal theory of reference, possible worlds (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   24 citations  
  7. A Companion to the Philosophy of Language.Bob Hale, Crispin Wright & Alexander Miller (eds.) - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  8.  14
    What is the Sceptical Solution?Alexander Miller - 2020 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 8 (2).
    In chapter 3 of Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language, Kripke’s Wittgenstein offers a “sceptical solution" to the sceptical paradox about meaning developed in chapter 2 (according to which there are no facts in virtue of which ascriptions of meaning such as “Jones means addition by ‘+’” can be true). Although many commentators have taken the sceptical solution to be broadly analogous to non-factualist theories in other domains, such as non-cognitivism or expressivism in metaethics, the nature of the sceptical solution (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  53
    Tacit Knowledge.Alexander Miller - 2014 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 22 (4):630-635.
  10. Philosophy of Language.Alex Miller - 1998 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    Starting with Gottlob Frege's foundational theories of sense and reference, Miller provides a useful introduction to the formal logic used in all subsequent philosophy of language. He communicates a sense of active philosophical debate by confronting the views of the early theorists concerned with building systematic theories - such as Frege, Bertrand Russell, and the logical positivists - with the attacks mounted by sceptics - such as W.O. Quine, Saul Kripke, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. This leads to important excursions into related (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   17 citations  
  11. An Identity Theory of Truth.Alexander Miller - 2003 - Mind 112 (445):112-119.
  12. The Significance of Semantic Realism.Alexander Miller - 2003 - Synthese 136 (2):191-217.
    This paper is concerned with the relationship between the metaphysical doctrine of realism about the external world and semantic realism, as characterised by Michael Dummett. I argue that Dummett's conception of the relationship is flawed, and that Crispin Wright's account of the relationship, although designed to avoid the problems which beset Dummett's, nevertheless fails for similar reasons. I then aim to show that despite the fact that Dummett and Wright both fail to give a plausible account of the relationship between (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  13. Why Expressivists About Value Should Not Love Minimalism About Truth.John Divers & Alexander Miller - 1994 - Analysis 54 (1):12 - 19.
  14.  21
    Ecumenical Expressivism and the Frege-Geach Problem.Alexander Miller & Kirk Surgener - 2019 - Belgrade Philosophical Annual 32:7-25.
    A background assumption of much of 20th century and recent metaethics and moral psychology is that moral judgements either express beliefs rather than desire-like attitudes or express desire-like attitudes rather than beliefs. In a recent series of papers and а monograph, Michael Ridge seeks to reject this assumption, and thereby to steer the focus of metaethical debate away from the Frege-Geach problem. In particular, Ridge claims that we can formulate “ecumenical” views on which moral judgements express both beliefs and desire-like (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15. Philosophy of Language.Alex Miller - 1998 - Routledge.
    This engaging and accessible introduction to the philosophy of language provides an important guide to one of the liveliest and most challenging areas of study in philosophy. Interweaving the historical development of the subject with a thematic overview of the different approaches to meaning, the book provides students with the tools necessary to understand contemporary analytical philosophy.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  16.  39
    Meaning Scepticism.Alexander Miller - 2006 - In Michael Devitt & Richard Hanley (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell. pp. 19--91.
  17.  77
    Thoughts, Oughts and the Conceptual Primacy of Belief.Alexander Miller - 2008 - Analysis 68 (3):234-238.
  18.  84
    Rule-Following, Meaning, and Primitive Normativity.Alexander Miller - 2019 - Mind 128 (511):735-760.
    This paper explores the prospects for using the notion of a primitive normative attitude in responding to the sceptical argument about meaning developed in chapter 2 of Saul Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language. It takes as its stalking-horse the response to Kripke’s Wittgenstein developed in a recent series of important works by Hannah Ginsborg. The paper concludes that Ginsborg’s attempted solution fails for a number of reasons: it depends on an inadequate response to Kripke’s Wittgenstein’s ‘finitude’ objection to (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  19.  61
    Blind Rule-Following and the ‘Antinomy of Pure Reason’.Alexander Miller - 2015 - Philosophical Quarterly 65 (260):396-416.
  20.  53
    Rule Following, Error Theory and Eliminativism.Alexander Miller - 2015 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 23 (3):323-336.
    In this paper, I argue for three main claims. First, that there are two broad sorts of error theory about a particular region of thought and talk, eliminativist error theories and non-eliminativist error theories. Second, that an error theory about rule following can only be an eliminativist view of rule following, and therefore an eliminativist view of meaning and content on a par with Paul Churchland’s prima facie implausible eliminativism about the propositional attitudes. Third, that despite some superficial appearances to (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  21.  32
    Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. [REVIEW]Alexander Miller - 2019 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (3):666-668.
    Volume 27, Issue 3, May 2019, Page 666-668.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  22.  55
    Arithmaetical Platonism: Reliability and Judgement-Dependence.John Divers & Alexander Miller - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 95 (3):277-310.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   13 citations  
  23.  93
    What is the Manifestation Argument?Alexander Miller - 2002 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83 (4):352–383.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  24.  58
    Horwich, Meaning and Kripke's Wittgenstein.Alexander Miller - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (199):161-174.
    Paul Horwich has argued that Kripke's Wittgenstein's 'sceptical challenge' to the notion of meaning and rule-following only gets going if an 'inflationary' conception of truth is presupposed, and he develops a 'use-theoretic' conception of meaning which he claims is immune to Kripke's Wittgenstein's sceptical attack. I argue that even if we grant Horwich his 'deflationary' conception of truth, that is not enough to undermine Kripke's Wittgenstein's sceptical argument. Moreover, Horwich's own 'use-theoretic' account of meaning actually falls prey to that sceptical (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  25. Horwich, Meaning and Kripke's Wittgenstein.Alexander Miller - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (199):161-174.
    Paul Horwich has argued that Kripke's Wittgenstein's 'sceptical challenge' to the notion of meaning and rule-following only gets going if an 'inflationary' conception of truth is presupposed, and he develops a 'use-theoretic' conception of meaning which he claims is immune to Kripke's Wittgenstein's sceptical attack. I argue that even if we grant Horwich his 'deflationary' conception of truth, that is not enough to undermine Kripke's Wittgenstein's sceptical argument. Moreover, Horwich's own 'use-theoretic' account of meaning actually falls prey to that sceptical (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  26. The Argument From Queerness and the Normativity of Meaning.Alexander Miller - unknown
    In his book Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language, Saul Kripke develops a famous argument that purports to show that there are no facts about what we mean by the expressions of our language: ascriptions of meaning, such as “Jones means addition by ‘+’” or “ Smith means green by ‘green’”, are according to Kripke’s Wittgenstein neither true nor false. Kripke’s Wittgenstein thus argues for a form of non- factualism about ascriptions of meaning: ascriptions of meaning do not purport to (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  27.  67
    Realism and Antirealism.Alexander Miller - 2006 - In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 983.
    This article questions whether, once the conception of metaphysics as grounded in the philosophy of language has been jettisoned, Dummett's arguments against semantic realism can retain any relevance to the realist/antirealist debate. By focussing on realism about the external world as an example, it reaches the conclusion that even without Dummett's conception of philosophy as grounded in the theory of meaning, his arguments against semantic realism do retain a limited but nevertheless genuine significance for the metaphysical debate. It emerges, though, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  28.  28
    From the Galleries to the Clinic: Applying Art Museum Lessons to Patient Care. [REVIEW]Alexa Miller, Michelle Grohe, Shahram Khoshbin & Joel T. Katz - 2013 - Journal of Medical Humanities 34 (4):433-438.
    Increasingly, medical educators integrate art-viewing into curricular interventions that teach clinical observation—often with local art museum educators. How can cross-disciplinary collaborators explicitly connect the skills learned in the art museum with those used at the bedside? One approach is for educators to align their pedagogical approach using similar teaching methods in the separate contexts of the galleries and the clinic. We describe two linked pedagogical exercises—Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in the museum galleries and observation at the bedside—from “Training the Eye: (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  29.  61
    Platitudes and Attitudes: A Minimalist Conception of Belief.John Divers & Alexander Miller - 1995 - Analysis 55 (1):37 - 44.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  30.  29
    Does "Belief Holism" Show That Reductive Dispositionalism About Content Could Not Be True?Alexander Miller - 2003 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 77 (1):73-90.
    Paul Boghossian has argued, on grounds concerning the holistic nature of belief fixation, that there are principled reasons for thinking that 'optimal conditions' versions of reductive dispositionalism about content cannot hope to satisfy a condition of extensional accuracy. I discern three separable strands of argument in Boghossian's work—the circularity objection, the open-endedness objection, and the certification objection—and argue that each of these objections fails. My conclusion is that for all that Boghossian has shown, 'optimal conditions' versions of reductive dispositionalism have (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  31. Semantic Realism and the Argument From Motivational Internalism.Alexander Miller - unknown
    In his 1982 book Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language, Saul Kripke develops a famous argument that purports to show that there are no facts about what we mean by the expressions of our language: ascriptions of meaning, such as “Jones means addition by ‘+’” or Smith means green by ‘green’”, are according to Kripke’s Wittgenstein neither true nor false. Kripke’s Wittgenstein thus argues for a form of non-factualism about ascriptions of meaning: ascriptions of meaning do not purport to state (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  32.  86
    Minimalism and the Unbearable Lightness of Being.John Divers & Alexander Miller - 1995 - Philosophical Papers 24 (2):127-139.
  33.  57
    Objective Content.Miller Alexander - 2003 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 77 (1):73–90.
    [Alan Weir] This paper addresses the problem of how to account for objective content-for the distinction between how we actually apply terms and the conditions in which we ought to apply them-from within a naturalistic framework. Though behaviourist or dispositionalist approaches are generally held to be unsuccessful in naturalising objective content or 'normativity', I attempt to restore the credibility of such approaches by sketching a behaviouristic programme for explicating objective content. /// [Alexander Miller] Paul Boghossian (1989, 1990) has argued, on (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  34.  59
    Boghossian on Reductive Dispositionalism About Content: The Case Strengthened.Alexander Miller - 1997 - Mind and Language 12 (1):1-10.
  35.  48
    Objectivity Disfigured: Mark Johnston’s Missing-Explanation Argument.Alexander Miller - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (4):857-868.
    Mark Johnston has recently attacked various versions of subjectivism and anti-realism, using what he calls the “missing-explanation argument”. In this paper I shall outline the MEA, and show how Johnston takes it to demolish some anti-realist views, both historical and contemporary. In particular, I shall outline how the argument would apply to the view about the origin of piety espoused by Euthyphro in Plato’s dialogue of that name, to the judgement-dependent conception of intentional states recently sketched by Crispin Wright, to (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  36.  11
    Objective Content.Alexander Miller - 2003 - Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 77 (1):73-90.
    Paul Boghossian has argued, on grounds concerning the holistic nature of belief fixation, that there are principled reasons for thinking that 'optimal conditions' versions of reductive dispositionalism about content cannot hope to satisfy a condition of extensional accuracy. I discern three separable strands of argument in Boghossian's work—the circularity objection, the open-endedness objection, and the certification objection—and argue that each of these objections fails. My conclusion is that for all that Boghossian has shown, 'optimal conditions' versions of reductive dispositionalism have (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  37.  63
    Moral Realism and Program Explanation: A Very Short Symposium 1: Reply to Nelson.Alexander Miller - 2009 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):337-341.
    In chapter 8 of Miller 2003, I argued against the idea that Jackson and Pettit's notion of program explanation might help Sturgeon's non-reductive naturalist version of moral realism respond to the explanatory challenge posed by Harman. In a recent paper in the AJP[Nelson 2006, Mark Nelson has attempted to defend the idea that program explanation might prove useful to Sturgeon in replying to Harman. In this note, I suggest that Nelson's argument fails.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  38. Emotivism and the Verification Principle.Alexander Miller - 1998 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 98 (2):103–124.
    In chapter VI of Language, Truth, and Logic, A.J. Ayer argues that ethical statements are not literally significant. Unlike metaphysical statements, however, ethical statements are not nonsensical: even though they are not literally significant, Ayer thinks that they possess some other sort of significance. This raises the question: by what principle or criterion can we distinguish, among the class of statements that are not literally significant, between those which are genuinely meaningless and those which possess some other, non-literal form of (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  39.  33
    More Responses to the Missing-Explanation Argument.Alexander Miller - 1997 - Philosophia 25 (1-4):331-349.
  40.  57
    Russell, Multiple Relations, and the Correspondence Theory of Truth.Alexander Miller - 2006 - The Monist 89 (1):85-101.
  41. Rule-Following and Externalism.Alexander Miller - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (1):127-140.
    John McDowell has suggested recently that there is a route from his favoured solution to Kripke's Wittgenstein's "sceptical paradox" about rule-following to a particular form of cognitive externalism. In this paper, I argue that this is not the case: even granting McDowell his solution to the rule-following paradox, his preferred version of cognitive externalism does not follow.
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  42.  13
    What is the Acquisition Argument?Alexander Miller - 2003 - In Alex Barber (ed.), Epistemology of Language. Oxford University Press.
    Semantic realism, as I shall understand it it in this paper, is the combination of the views that sentential understanding is constituted by grasp of truth conditions and that the notion of truth which figures therein is essentially epistemically unconstrained. In a single slogan, understanding a sentence consists in some cases in grasp of potentially recognition-transcendent truth conditions. For example, a semantic realist about the past holds that our understanding of 'Caesar sneezed fifteen times on his 19th birthday' consists in (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  43.  33
    On Wright's Argument Against Deflationism.Alexander Miller - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (205):527-531.
  44.  15
    Binocular Summation and Suppression of Contrast Sensitivity in Strabismus, Fusion and Amblyopia.Michael Dorr, MiYoung Kwon, Luis Andres Lesmes, Alexandra Miller, Melanie Kazlas, Kimberley Chan, David G. Hunter, Zhong-Lin Lu & Peter J. Bex - 2019 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13.
  45.  66
    Believing In Twin Earth: New Evidence for the Normativity of Belief.Seyed Ali Kalantari & Alexander Miller - 2017 - European Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):1327-1339.
    According to many philosophers, the notion of belief is constitutively normative ; Shah ; Shah and Velleman (); Gibbard (); Wedgwood ). In a series of widely discussed papers, Terence Horgan and Mark Timmons have developed an ingenious ‘Moral Twin Earth’ argument against ‘Cornell Realist’ metaethical views which hold that moral terms have synthetic natural definitions in the manner of natural kind terms. In this paper we shall suggest that an adaptation of the Moral Twin Earth argument to the doxastic (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46.  81
    Mind Doesn't Matter Yet.Brian Leiter & Alexander Miller - 1994 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (2):220-28.
  47.  13
    Differences with Wright.Alexander Miller - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (217):595-603.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  48.  59
    Primary Qualities, Secondary Qualities and the Truth About Intention.Alexander Miller - 2008 - Synthese 171 (3):433 - 442.
    In this paper I will argue that Crispin Wright’s defence of the claim that the truth about intention is judgement-dependent is unstable because it can serve also to establish that the truth about shape is judgement-dependent, thereby violating his constraint that in developing the distinction between judgement-independent and judgement-dependent subject matters we have to be driven by the assumption that colour and shape will fall on different sides of the divide.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  49.  44
    Response-Dependence Without Reduction?Duncan McFarland & Alexander Miller - 1998 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (3):407 – 425.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  50.  63
    Another Objection to Wright's Treatment of Intention.Alexander Miller - 2007 - Analysis 67 (3):257–263.
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
1 — 50 / 101