24 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Timm Triplett [24]Timm Ashford Triplett [1]
See also
Timm Triplett
University of New Hampshire, Durham
  1.  10
    Knowledge and Evidence.Timm Triplett - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):945-949.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   67 citations  
  2. Knowledge, Mind, and the Given: Reading Wilfrid Sellars's "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind," Including the Complete Text of Sellars's Essay.Willem A. deVries & Timm Triplett - 2000 - Cambridge MA, USA: Hackett.
    This is a careful explication of and commentary on Wilfrid Sellars's classic essay "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind" [EPM]. It is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and beyond. The full text of EPM is included in the volume.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   14 citations  
  3. Recent Work on Foundationalsim.Timm Triplett - 1990 - American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (2):93 - 116.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  4.  91
    Tye's Missing Shade of Blue.Timm Triplett - 2007 - Analysis 67 (2):166-170.
    A striking empirical finding about color perception is that normal perceivers disagree about which hues are pure. (Pure hues contain no perceived admixture of any other color.) This finding poses a prima facie problem for color objectivism and representationalist accounts of perceptual experience. Michael Tye attempts to resolve this problem by arguing that pure hues do exist as objective properties of ordinary objects, but that human color detection mechanisms did not evolve with sufficient refinement to allow us to determine which (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  5.  50
    Azande Logic Versus Western Logic?Timm Triplett - 1988 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (3):361-366.
    , David Bloor suggests that logical reasoning is radically relativistic in the sense that there are incompatible ways of reasoning logically, and no culturally transcendent rules of correct logical inference exist which could allow for adjudication of these different ways of reasoning. Bloor cites an example of reasoning used by the Azande as an illustration of such logical relativism. A close analysis of this reasoning reveals that the Azande's logic is in fact impeccably Aristotelian. I argue that the conclusions Bloor (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  6.  21
    The Philosophy of Roderick M. Chisholm. [REVIEW]Timm Triplett, Lewis Edwin Hahn & Roderick M. Chisholm - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (3):450.
    In the intellectual autobiography that opens this book, Chisholm divides philosophers into “drones” and “commentators,” placing himself in the first group. As a drone, Chisholm proposed solutions to philosophical problems and asked his students and colleagues to try to refute him. He reports that they often did, sending him back to the drawing board. Chisholm’s wry self-description says much about his manner as well as his method. A more pretentious philosopher might have spoken of his dogged search for philosophical truth (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  7. Sellars’s Misconstrual of the Defenders of the Given.Timm Triplett - 2014 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 31 (1):79-99.
    I argue that in “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind,” Wilfrid Sellars significantly misconstrued the early twentieth-century empiricists he was criticizing (empiricists such as Bertrand Russell, H.H. Price and C.I. Lewis). Because these philosophers and their theories were becoming passé (partly due to EPM itself but also due to broader trends), this misconstrual was not noted. As a result, Sellars’s most influential claim – that the given is a myth – did not receive the critical scrutiny that it should have (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  28
    Is There Anthropological Evidence That Logic is Culturally Relative?: Remarks on Bloor, Jennings, and Evans-Pritchard.Timm Triplett - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):749-760.
    Logical relativism is the view that a logical proposition is known just in case it is collectively endorsed in some culture. This striking and controversial view is defended by David Bloor and Richard C. Jennings. They cite in its support distinctive reasoning practices among the Azande as described by E. E. Evans-Pitchard. Jennings has challenged my critique of Bloor's logical relativism, claiming that my analysis is based on misunderstandings of Bloor and Evans-Pritchard. I argue that Jennings' clarifications of Bloor do (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  9.  34
    Relativism and the Sociology of Mathematics: Remarks on Bloor, Flew, and Frege.Timm Triplett - 1986 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 29 (1-4):439-450.
    Antony Flew's ?A Strong Programme for the Sociology of Belief (Inquiry 25 {1982], 365?78) critically assesses the strong programme in the sociology of knowledge defended in David Bloor's Knowledge and Social Imagery. I argue that Flew's rejection of the epistemological relativism evident in Bloor's work begs the question against the relativist and ignores Bloor's focus on the social relativity of mathematical knowledge. Bloor attempts to establish such relativity via a sociological analysis of Frege's theory of number. But this analysis only (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  10.  79
    Barnes on Heraclitus and the Unity of Opposites.Timm Triplett - 1986 - Ancient Philosophy 6:15-23.
    Jonathan barnes argues that heraclitus's unity of opposites doctrine is logically contradictory in that it requires the coinstantiation of contrary properties. but barnes relies on rather strained interpretations of the doxography. heraclitus's unity of opposites doctrine is better understood as consisting of two aspects: (1) a claim that opposing qualities, rather than being coinstantiated in one thing, are related to one another via a process of cyclic transformation; and (2) an attempt to illustrate the limited and incomplete perspectives through which (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11. Is Sellars's Rylean Hypothesis Plausible? A Dialogue.Timm Triplett & Willem A. DeVries - 2006 - In Michael P. Wolf & Mark Norris Lance (eds.), Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Rodopi. pp. 85-114.
    A dialogue between someone who finds Sellars's Rylean myth in "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind" quite implausible and another who defends it.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12.  14
    Rescher's Metaphilosophy.Timm Triplett - 1999 - Metaphilosophy 30 (3):209-230.
    Direct download (4 more)  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  13.  34
    Chisholm's Foundationalism.Timm Triplett - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 38 (2):141 - 153.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  14.  57
    Does Observational Knowledge Require Metaknowledge? A Dialogue on Sellars.Timm Triplett & Willem deVries - 2007 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 15 (1):23 – 51.
    In the following dialogue between TT - a foundationalist - and WdeV - a Sellarsian, we offer our differing assessments of the principle for observational knowledge proposed in Wilfrid Sellars's 'Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind'. Sellars writes: 'For a Konstatierung "This is green" to "express observational knowledge", not only must it be a symptom or sign of the presence of a green object in standard conditions, but the perceiver must know that tokens of "This is green" are symptoms of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  57
    Shoemaker on Qualia, Phenomenal Properties and Spectrum Inversions.Timm Triplett - 2006 - Philosophia 34 (2):203-208.
    Sydney Shoemaker offers an account of color perception that attempts to do justice, within a functionalist framework, to the commonsense view that colors are properties of ordinary objects, to the existence of qualia, and to the possibility of spectrum inversions. Shoemaker posits phenomenal properties as dispositional properties of colored objects that explain how there can be intersubjective variation in the experience of a particular color. I argue that his account does not in fact allow for the description of a spectrum (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  4
    Teaching Common Morality.Timm Triplett - 2017 - Teaching Ethics 17 (2):227-248.
    Bernard Gert’s account of morality is straightforward, clear and, in its essentials, easily grasped. As such, it offers rich pedagogical resources for teaching morality, not just in undergraduate courses but also in pre-college philosophy classes or workshops, including those offered during the elementary school years. Gert’s account, properly calibrated to the age group in question, can provide a unified framework for students to think about morality, clarify their understanding of it, and engage in discussions with each other about it. After (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  8
    Teaching Common Morality in Advance.Timm Triplett - forthcoming - Teaching Ethics.
    Bernard Gert’s account of morality is straightforward, clear and, in its essentials, easily grasped. As such, it offers rich pedagogical resources for teaching morality, not just in undergraduate courses but also in pre-college philosophy classes or workshops, including those offered during the elementary school years. Gert’s account, properly calibrated to the age group in question, can provide a unified framework for students to think about morality, clarify their understanding of it, and engage in discussions with each other about it. After (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  41
    Rorty's Critique of Foundationalism.Timm Triplett - 1987 - Philosophical Studies 52 (1):115 - 129.
    Rorty's critique concentrates on one aspect of foundationalism: the claim that nonpropositional sensory awareness serves as the basis for propositional justification. This claim is an essential component of classical foundationalism, though not necessarily of the more moderate versions of foundationalism that have been proposed. Thus even if it were a successful critique it would tell against only one type of foundationalism. But nothing in Rorty's argument provides any reason to doubt the plausibility of a classical foundationalist explanation of why sensory (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19.  30
    Justifying Morality, Part I: Bernard Gert’s Justification.Timm Triplett - 2011 - Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (3):299-308.
    Bernard Gert claims that the project of justifying morality is “the primary task” of his major work, Morality: Its Nature and Justification. However, the arguments for and the point of his justification are not entirely clear. Unfortunately, critical work on Gert’s theory of morality has not included detailed attention to his attempt to justify morality. Part I of this two-part essay offers a systematic examination and assessment of Gert’s justification. It is argued that Gert’s justification is successful, but limited in (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  24
    Gert on Unresolvable Moral Debates.Timm Triplett - 2007 - Metaphilosophy 38 (4):370-379.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21.  19
    Justifying Morality, Part II: Beyond Justification as Clarification.Timm Triplett - 2011 - Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (4):403-417.
    Although Bernard Gert’s justification of morality is limited in what it accomplishes (as argued in Part I of this two-part essay), the deliberative structure he has set up in order to procure this justification is a quite fruitful one. With some modifications, this structure can be used to generate a significantly more powerful justification of morality than Gert’s. Part II of this essay shows how the moral system can be brought into direct engagement with common rejections of morality in a (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22.  18
    Knowledge and Evidence, by Paul K. Moser. [REVIEW]Timm Triplett - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):945-949.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23. Is Sellars's Rylean Hypothesis Plausible? A Dialogue.Timm Triplett & Willem de Vries - 2007 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 92:85-114.
    In order to provide an alternative to the Cartesian myth that knowledge of our thoughts and sensations is "given," Sellars posits a community of "Rylean ancestors" - humans at an early stage of conceptual development who possess a language containing sophisticated concepts about the physical world and about their own language and behavior, but who lack any concepts of thoughts or sensations. Sellars's presentation of this thought experiment leaves many important details sketchy. In the following dialogue, we offer our differing (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24. Morality's Critics and Defenders: A Philosophical Dialogue.Timm Triplett - 2014 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    In this engaging and accessible dialogue, four students offer contrasting arguments on the nature and scope of morality. While specific social policy issues, such as animal rights and racism, come into play, the discussions focus on more general--and fundamental--questions, including: Does morality limit personal freedom? Is morality relative to culture, or is it universal? What is the motivation to be moral? Is religion in tension with secular moral principles? Does science undermine morality? Can a common morality emerge out of the (...)
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark