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    The Nature of Hope.Ariel Meirav - 2009 - Ratio 22 (2):216-233.
    Both traditional accounts of hope and some of their recent critics analyze hope exclusively in terms of attitudes that a hoper bears towards a hoped-for prospect, such as desire and probability assignment. I argue that all of these accounts misidentify cases of despair as cases of hope, and so misconstrue the nature of hope. I show that a more satisfactory view is arrived at by noticing that in addition to the aforementioned attitudes, hope involves a characteristic attitude towards an external (...)
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    The Principle of Summation.Ariel Meirav - 2009 - Erkenntnis 71 (2):175-190.
    The principle of Summation, which is a technically sharpened version of the familiar claim that a whole is a sum of its parts, is presented by Peter van Inwagen as a trivial truth. I argue to the contrary, that it is incompatible with the natural assumption that a whole may gain or lose parts non-instantaneously. For, as I show, the latter assumption implies that something can be determinately a whole without being determinately a sum of parts, and this, in turn, (...)
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  3. Wholes, Sums, and Unities.Ariel Meirav - 2003
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    Properties That Four-Dimensional Objects Cannot Have.Ariel Meirav - 2009 - Metaphysica 10 (2):135-148.
    The paper argues that four-dimensionalism is incompatible with the existence of additively cumulative properties, including mass, volume, and electrical charge. These properties add up over disjoint objects: for example, the mass of a whole composed of two disjoint objects is a sum of the individual masses of the objects. The difficulty with such properties for four-dimensionalism stems from the way this theory makes persistence depend on the existence of disjoint objects at disjoint times. I consider various possible responses to this (...)
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    Moral Demands, Moral Pragmatics, and Being Good.Ariel Meirav, Meshi Ori, Avital Pilpel & Daniel Statman - 2010 - Utilitas 22 (3).
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    Tragic Conflict and Greatness of Character.Ariel Meirav - 2002 - Philosophy and Literature 26 (2):260-272.
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    A Mereological Criterion for Physicality.Ariel Meirav - 2000 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 38 (4):619-631.
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