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Department of Philosophy - Faculty Publications

 

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  • Osborne G. (CHARLOTTESVILLEPO BOX 7147, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906-7147 USA, 2007)
    Kant has long been held in some quarters to undermine Hume's derivation of the concept of cause. At least part of what Kant aims to show in his second analogy, according to adherents of this view, is that our putative ...
  • Conolly O.; Haydar B. (LA SALLEPO BOX 600, LA SALLE, IL 61301 USA, 2005)
    [No abstract available]
  • Koons J.R. (OXFORD9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND, 2006)
    [No abstract available]
  • Conolly O.; Haydar B. (2005)
    Irreversible generalism, the view that reasons given for the evaluation of art are general and do not admit of exceptions, is defended from the criticisms levelled against it by George Dickie in 'Reading Sibley'. The ...
  • Khalidi M.A. (2005)
    Functional reductionism concerning mental properties has recently been advocated by Jaegwon Kim in order to solve the problem of the 'causal exclusion' of the mental. Adopting a reductionist strategy first proposed by David ...
  • Osborne G. (2005)
    Hume claims to prove in Treatise 1.3.3.3 that the causal maxim is neither intuitively nor demonstratively certain. The aim of this paper is to elucidate some puzzling features of his argument and thereby show that objections ...
  • Lewtas P. (Kluwer Academic Publishers; NEW YORK233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA, 2014)
    This paper argues, not that physicalism is wrong, but that it is irrational. The paper defines standards of rationality, both metaphysical and epistemological, that physicalism necessarily inherits from science. Then it ...
  • Haydar B.; Overland G. (HOBOKEN111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA, 2014)
    In this article we investigate whether non-culpably benefiting from wrongdoing or injustice generates a moral requirement to disgorge these benefits in order to compensate the victims. We argue that a strong requirement ...
  • Hartz G.A.; Lewtas P.K. (Editura Academiei Romane;, 2014)
    Descartes held the theological doctrine of voluntarism (that logic and value depend on God's power). We argue that when Descartes' demon steps into God's shoes in the First Meditation, that spirit inherits this same power ...
  • Jraissati Y. (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing;, 2014)
    What makes it the case that we draw the boundary between blue and green where we draw it? Do we draw this boundary where we draw it because our perceptual system is biologically determined in this way? Or is it culture and ...
  • Lewtas P. (ABINGDON4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 2014)
    We more or less understand how composition works in the case of objects. We cement bricks together to build a wall. We stir together red paint and yellow paint to get orange paint. In both cases, one way or another, A = B ...
  • Lewtas P. (Wilfrid Laurier University Press; NEW YORK32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10013-2473 USA, 2014)
    This paper presents a metaphysical argument against physicalism based on the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic properties. It argues that the physical, as physicalism must understand it, consists entirely of ...
  • Johns C. (ABINGDON4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND, 2014)
    Seventeenth century philosopher Gottfried Leibniz's contributions to metaphysics, mathematics, and logic are well known. Lesser known is his 'invention' of deontic logic, and that his invention derives from the alethic ...
  • Haydar B. (OXFORD9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DG, OXON, ENGLAND, 2005)
    This essay addresses the questions of whether and how much responsibility for extreme poverty should be assigned to global and domestic institutional orders. The main focus is on whether the global order brings about the ...
  • Bashour B. (HOBOKEN111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA, 2013)
    In this paper, I argue that there exists a class of immoral beliefs. These beliefs are immoral not for the usual reasons, i.e. because of their tendency to cause harm, their immoral acquisition, or the fact that they involve ...
  • Jraissati Y. (Routledge; ABINGDON4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 2014)
    For over a century, the question of the relation of language to thought has been extensively discussed in the case of color categorization, where two main views prevail. The relativist view claims that color categories are ...
  • Lewtas P.K. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd; HOBOKEN111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA, 2014)
    Most phenomenal concept strategists, or concept dualists, trace the explanatory gap to thin phenomenal concepts that fail to represent phenomenal properties as physical entities. New Wave Materialists, a subgroup of concept ...
  • Lewtas P. (NEW YORK32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10013-2473 USA, 2013)
    Most definitions of radical emergentism characterize it epistemologically. This leads to misunderstandings and makes it hard to assess the doctrine's metaphysical worth. This paper puts forward purely metaphysical ...
  • Johns C. (ABINGDON4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 2013)
    In his On the Duties of Man and Citizen, seventeenth century natural law theorist Samuel Pufendorf argues that the source of obligation lies in the command of a superior. This so-called voluntarist position was famously ...
  • Jraissati Y.; Wakui E.; Decock L.; Douven I. (ABINGDON4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 2012)
    This article addresses two questions related to colour categorization, to wit, the question what a colour category is, and the question how we identify colour categories. We reject both the relativist and universalist ...

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