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71. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 10
Kit Fine Form
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We pose a puzzle for forms and show how it might be solved by appeal to the theory of arbitrary objects. We also discuss how the resulting account of forms relates to issues concerning structural universals and the nature of abstraction.
72. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 10
Rachael Wiseman What Am I and What Am I Doing?
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There is a deep connection between Anscombe’s argument that ‘I’ is not a referring expression and Intention’s account of practical knowledge and knowledge without observation. The assumption that the so-called “no-reference thesis” can be resisted while the account of action set out in her book INTENTION is embraced is based on a misunderstanding of the argument of “The First Person” and the status of its conclusion; removing that misunderstanding helps to illuminate the concept of practical knowledge and brings into view a novel account of the relation between self-consciousness, agency, and first-person thought.
73. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 10
Stephen Maitzen Substantial Change: Continuous, Consistent, Objective
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Since antiquity, philosophers have struggled to describe the instant of change in continuous time in a way that is both consistent with classical logic and also objective rather than arbitrary. A particularly important version of this problem arises, I argue, for substantial change, that is, any case in which a metaphysical substance comes into or goes out of existence. I then offer and defend an analysis of the instant of substantial change in continuous time that is consistent with classical logic and objective rather than arbitrary. My key assumption is that, necessarily, every substance ages at every instant at which it exists, from which I conclude that no substance has a first or a last instant of its existence if time is continuous. I also suggest that my solution offers some support for endurantism about substances.
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74. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 10
Ernest Sosa Duncan Pritchard: Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing
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75. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 10
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76. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 9
Jeffrey Sanford Russell Composition as Abstraction
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The existence of mereological sums can be derived from an abstraction principle in a way analogous to numbers. I draw lessons for the thesis that “composition is innocent” from neo-Fregeanism in the philosophy of mathematics.
77. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 9
Yannig Luthra Self-Trust and Knowledge of Action
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This paper argues that you have non-observational warrant for beliefs about the body in action. For example, if you mean to be drinking a cup of water, you can know independently of observation that you are moving your body in a way that is effective in enabling you to drink. The case I make centers on the claim that you have default warrant to trust your agency. You do well to trust your agency just in virtue of your status as an agent, and are not required to earn permission to trust your agency through making use of evidence about how well your agency works. You have non-observational warrant for beliefs about the functioning of your agency, including beliefs about your body in action, inasmuch as those beliefs reflect trust in your agency.
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78. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 9
Timothy Williamson Penelope Maddy: What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy
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79. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 9
Thomas Hofweber Amie L. Thomasson: Ontology Made Easy
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80. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 114 > Issue: 9
R. A. Briggs Richard Pettigrew: Accuracy and the Laws of Credence
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