April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language. 20208 words.
Variants of the slogan that a succession of experiences (in and of itself) does not amount to an experience of succession are commonplace in the philosophical literature on temporal...
in Thought, Reference, and Experience
July 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 15774 words.
This chapter argues that if intended coreference involves picking out the same referent, the same extension in the world of discourse, then it does not describe the class of coconstruals...
in The Metaphysics of Mind
September 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8227 words.
This chapter argues that discussing abilities, and indeed dispositions and attributes of all kinds, the philosopher must be constantly on his guard against the temptation to hypostatize...
in Pragmatism and Justice
May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 11055 words.
Inspired by Richard Rorty, this chapter suggests that most political theorists have tacitly conceived conflicts over justice on the model of “normal discourse.” Presupposing the absence of...
P ublished online May 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 36782 words.
Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...
in The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition
January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 10185 words.
Innate and cultural programming act to a large degree by creating predispositions, rather than fixed outcomes. Predispositions vary in different domains of life. There are both innate and...
January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .
Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 368 pages.
This volume addresses foundational issues concerning the nature of first-personal, or de se thought and how such thoughts are communicated. One of the question addressed is whether there is...
in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics
July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 1805 words.
It is desirable to expel absences from the ontology. Phil Dowe's account of preventions and omissions (which involve absences) indicates that they supervene on actual causal states of...