A partially Truth Functional Approach to Indicative ConditionalsA partially Truth Functional Approach to Indicative Conditionals
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Truth, language, and reality: an essay on Donald Davidson’s philosophy of truthTruth, language, and reality: an essay on Donald Davidson’s philosophy of truth
It does not conceive the diversity of philosophical systems as the progressive evolution of truth; rather, it sees only contradiction in that variety. The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through
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Fallibilism and verificationismFallibilism and verificationism
It is easy to obtain confirmations, or verifications, for nearly every theory — if we look for confirmations
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Metaphor and Sentence MeaningMetaphor and Sentence Meaning
Would we then be warranted in concluding that the quoted sentence is true, that we really are survival machinesCrobot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes?
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Propositions, Synonymy, and Compositional SemanticsPropositions, Synonymy, and Compositional Semantics
Quine 1970, 3, and such a synonymy relation makes no objective sense. Davidson agrees with Quine about this, of course, but adds his own reasons for rejecting propositions. In “Truth and Meaning” he famously remarked that
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First draft: not for quotationFirst draft: not for quotation
And third, philosophical questions are typically about conceptual issues; they are often questions about our concepts and the relation between our concepts and the world they represent
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Fiction and LanguageFiction and Language
We begin with background on reference and ‘empty’ (non-referring) names (Part II), then move to consider various accounts designed to address fictional names
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Reassessing Kant’s ‘Copernican Revolution’ Yaron SenderowiczReassessing Kant’s ‘Copernican Revolution’ Yaron Senderowicz
Kant's critical philosophy is addressed mainly at answering two questions: 1 What is the nature of metaphysical knowledge and how is it possible to settle metaphysical controversies?
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Slmamming wamming: dErose’s dismissal of warranted Assertibilty maneuvers abstractSlmamming wamming: dErose’s dismissal of warranted Assertibilty maneuvers abstract
DeRose’s specific objection to Unger’s skeptical invariantism, and identify a problematic feature of his recurrent appeals to linguistic intuition
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