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    Saving the Doxastic Account of Intuitions.Christian Nimtz - 2010 - Philosophical Psychology 23 (3):357-375.
    Many philosophers and psychologists hold that intuitions are, or reduce to, beliefs. The argument from intuition without beliefs threatens to undercut any such doxastic account: since there are clear cases of intuition without belief, intuitions cannot be beliefs. Advocates of the intellectual seeming account conclude that intuitions belong to the basic mental kind of intellectual seeming. I argue that rightly understood, apparent cases of intuition without belief are cases of someone having the inclination to believe that p whilst believing that (...)
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  2. Two-Dimensionalism and Natural Kind Terms.Christian Nimtz - 2004 - Synthese 138 (1):125-48.
    Kripke and Putnam have convinced most philosophers that we cannot do metaphysics of nature by analysing the senses of natural kind terms -- simply because natural kind terms do not have senses. Neo-descriptivists, especially Frank Jackson and David Chalmers, believe that this view is mistaken. Merging classical descriptivism with a Kaplan-inspired two-dimensional framework, neo-descriptivists devise a semantics for natural kind terms that assigns natural kind terms so-called 'primary intensions'. Since primary intensions are senses by other names, Jackson and Chalmers conclude (...)
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    Reassessing Referential Indeterminacy.Christian Nimtz - 2005 - Erkenntnis 62 (1):1-28.
    Quine and Davidson employ proxy functions to demonstrate that the use of language (behaviouristically conceived) is compatible with indefinitely many radically different reference relations. They also believe that the use of language (behaviouristically conceived) is all that determines reference. From this they infer that reference is indeterminate, i.e. that there are no facts of the matter as to what singular terms designate and what predicates apply to. Yet referential indeterminacy yields rather dire consequences. One thus does wonder whether one can (...)
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  4. Acknowledgments.Julia Langkau & Christian Nimtz - 2010 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 81 (1):v-v.
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  5. On Physicalism, Physical Properties, and Panpsychism.Christian Nimtz & M. Schutte - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (4):413-22.
     
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    Paradigm Terms: The Necessity of Kind Term Identifications Generalized.Christian Nimtz - 2017 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (1):124-140.
    Standard Kripke-Putnam semantics is widely taken to entail that theoretical identifications like ‘Brontosauruses are Apatosauruses’ or ‘Gold is 79Au’ are necessary, if true. I offer a new diagnosis as to why this modal consequence ensues. Central to my diagnosis is the concept of a paradigm term. I argue that modal and epistemic peculiarities that are commonly considered as distinctive of natural kind expressions are in fact traits that are shared by paradigm terms in general. Philosophical semantics should broaden its focus (...)
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    Philosophical Thought Experiments as Excercises in Conceptual Analysis.Christian Nimtz - 2010 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 81 (1):189-214.
    In this paper, I defend the viability and importance of conceptual analysis to philosophical inquiry. My argument proceeds in two steps. In a first step, I argue that we rely on the notions guiding how we do and would apply our terms in order to evaluate the counterfactual conditionals we find at the heart of philosophical thought experiments. In a second step, I argue that our notions determine what the relevant terms mean in our mouth. In order to defend the (...)
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    Conceptual Truths, Strong Possibilities and Our Knowledge of Metaphysical Necessities.Christian Nimtz - 2012 - Philosophia Scientiae 16 (2):39-58.
    Dans mon article, je soutiens qu'il existe une voie epistemique fiable qui mène de la connaissance des verités conceptuelles a celle des nécessites métaphysiques. Dans un premier temps, je montre que nous pouvons prétendre connaitre des vérites conceptuelles dans la mesure ou nous savons à quelles conditions nos termes s'appliquent. Je défends notamment cette idée face a un argument récent que Williamson adresse a la conception épistémique de l'analyticite. Dans un second temps, je montre que notre connaissance des vérités conceptuelles (...)
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    Analytic Truths—Still Harmless After All These Years?Christian Nimtz - 2003 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 66 (1):91-118.
    Hilary Putnam once proposed a semantic approach to, as well as a deflationist resolution of, the problem of analyticity. I take up and defend both ideas. First of all, I defend Putnam's semantic construal of the issue against Quine's reductive understanding. Secondly, I devise a semantics that successfully explains the genesis of the relevant analytic truths and that shows them to be harmless. Finally, I rebut the aspirations of the neo-descriptivist semantics, prominently propounded by David Chalmers and Frank Jackson, that (...)
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    Begriffsanalyse heute.Christian Nimtz - 2012 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 66 (2):218-247.
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  11. Axiologie, Motivation und Moral: Ein Kommentar zu Ronald de Sousa.Christian Nimtz - 2005 - E-Journal Philosophie der Psychologie 2.
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    Concepts in Philosophy: A Rough Geography.Julia Langkau & Christian Nimtz - 2010 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 81 (1):1-11.
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    Conceptual Truths, Strong Possibilities and Our Knowledge of Metaphysical Necessities.Christian Nimtz - 2012 - Philosophia Scientae 16:39-58.
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    Parfit und die Theorie C.Christian Nimtz - 1994 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 48 (3):435 - 447.
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    Notes and Discussions.Christian Nimtz & Michael Schütte - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (4):413-422.
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    Selected Papers Contributed to the Sections of GAP.5.Roland Bluhm & Christian Nimtz (eds.) - 2004 - Mentis.
    The volume contains a selection of papers read in the sections of GAP.5, the Fifth International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy, which took place 22–26 September 2003 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. The overall theme of the congress was “Philosophy – Science – Scientific Philosophy, but the papers address a wide variety of topics from various fields of philosophy.
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    W. V. O. Quine: From a Logical Point of View. Von einem logischen Standpunkt aus. Drei ausgewählte Aufsätze. Englisch/Deutsch.Roland Bluhm & Christian Nimtz (eds.) - 2011 - Reclam.
    Quine ist ein Klassiker der Gegenwartsphilosophie. Doch Quine erläutert nichts und erklärt wenig. Der von ihm angenommene Leser etwa seiner berühmten Aufsatz-Sammlung From a Logical Point of View ist der Fachkollege, der ebenso wie Quine die jeweilige aktuelle Debatte genau kennt. Die vorliegende zweisprachige und vor allem vollständig durchkommentierte Ausgabe legt drei seiner wichtigsten Aufsätze aus dieser Sammlung (On What There Is / Über was es gibt, Two Dogmas of Empiricism / Zwei Dogmen des Empirismus und Reference and Modality / (...)
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    New Perspectives on Concepts.Julia Langkau & Christian Nimtz (eds.) - 2010 - Rodopi.
    Much recent work on concepts has been inspired by and developed within the bounds of the representational theory of the mind often taken for granted by philosophers of mind, cognitive scientists, and psychologists alike. The contributions to this volume take a more encompassing perspective on the issue of concepts. Rather than modelling details of our representational architecture in line with the dominant paradigm, they explore three traditional issues concerning concepts. Is mastery of a language necessary for thought? Do concepts reduce (...)
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  19. Philosophy-Science -Scientific Philosophy, Main Lectures and Colloquia of GAP 5, Fifth International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy.Christian Nimtz & Ansgar Beckermann (eds.) - 2005 - Mentis.
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  20. Philosophie Und/Als Wissenschaft.Christian Nimtz & Ansgar Beckermann (eds.) - 2005 - Mentis.
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