Recent Submissions

  • The Possibility of Modified Hedonism 

    Berkovski, S. (Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
    A popular objection to hedonist accounts of personal welfare has been the experience machine argument. Several modifications of traditional hedonism have been proposed in response. In this article I examine two such ...
  • Re-thinking twelfth-century virtue ethics: the contribution of Heloise 

    Berges, S. (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Twelfth-century ethics is commonly thought of as following a stoic influence rather than an Aristotelian one. It is also assumed that these two schools are widely different, in particular with regards to the social aspect ...
  • Gratitude, self-interest, and love 

    Berkovski, S. (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo * Instituto de Filosofia, 2014)
    Gratitude is usually conceived as a uniquely appropriate response to goodwill. A grateful person is bound to reward an act of goodwill in some appropriately proportionate way. I argue that goodwill, when interpreted as ...
  • Do Electoral Institutions Have an Impact on Population Health? 

    Wigley, S.; Akkoyunlu Wigley, A. (Springer New York LLC, 2011)
    There is an emerging political economics literature which purports to show that legislatures elected based on proportional electoral rules spend more and redistribute more than legislatures elected based on majoritarian ...
  • Is Motherhood Compatible with Political Participation? Sophie de Grouchy's Care-Based Republicanism 

    Berges, S. (Springer Netherlands, 2014)
    Motherhood, as it is practiced, constitutes an obstacle to gender equality in political participation. Several options are available as a potential solution to this problem. One is to advice women not to become mothers, ...
  • Is external memory memory? Biological memory and extended mind 

    Michaelian, K. H. (Elsevier, 2012-09)
    Clark and Chalmers (1998) claim that an external resource satisfying the following criteria counts as a memory: (1) the agent has constant access to the resource; (2) the information in the resource is directly available; ...
  • Lewis' Reduction of Modality 

    Berkovski, S. (Springer Netherlands, 2011)
    I start by reconsidering two familiar arguments against modal realism. The argument from epistemology relates to the issue whether we can infer the existence of concrete objects by a priori means. The argument from pragmatics ...
  • Must Punishment Be Intended to Cause Suffering? 

    Wringe, B. (Springer Netherlands, 2013)
    t It has recently been suggested that the fact that punishment involves an intention to cause suffering undermines expressive justifications of punishment. I argue that while punishment must involve harsh treatment, harsh ...
  • Dimensions of concerns: The case of Turkish adolescence 

    Sahin, Nesrin H. (Academic Press, 1995)
    The purpose of the present study is to explore the type and seriousness of concerns reported by Turkish adolescents and to investigate the association of these concerns with self-reported psychological distress. The subjects ...
  • How Expressivists Can and Should Explain Inconsistency 

    Baker, D.; Woods, J. (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
    We argue that several difficulties facing expressivist solutions to the Frege-Geach problem are paralleled by almost exactly analogous problems facing realist semantic theories. We show that by adopting a variation on a ...
  • Cognitive Individualism and the Child as Scientist Program 

    Wringe, B. (Elsevier, 2011-12)
    In this paper, I examine the charge that Gopnik and Meltzoff’s ‘Child as Scientist’ program, outlined and defended in their 1997 book Words, Thoughts and Theories is vitiated by a form of ‘cognitive individualism’ about ...
  • The Contents of Perception and the Contents of Emotion 

    Wringe, B. (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015)
    Several philosophers think there are important analogies between emotions and perceptual states. Furthermore, considerations about the rational assessibility of emotions have led philosophers—in some cases, the very same ...
  • Collective Agents and Communicative Theories of Punishment 

    Wringe, B. (Wiley, 2012)
    In this paper I argue that a communicative theory of punishment of the sort advocated by Anthony Duff – cannot be extended to cover corporate bodies, such as corporations and nations. The problem does not arise from the ...
  • Prichard's Heresy 

    Berkovski, S. (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    H. A. Prichard ascribed to Aristotle a form of closeted hedonism. Aristotle allegedly misunderstood his own task: while his avowed goal in Nicomachean Ethics is to give an account of the nature of happiness, his real goal ...
  • Possible worlds: a neo-Fregean proposal 

    Berkovski, S. (Springer Netherlands, 2011)
    I outline a neo-Fregean strategy in the debate on the existence of possible worlds. The criterion of identity and the criterion of application are formulated. Special attention is paid to the fact that speakers do not ...
  • Perp Walks as Punishment 

    Wringe, B. (Springer Netherlands, 2015)
    t When Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then head of the IMF, was arrested on charges of sexual assault arising from events that were alleged to have occurred during his stay in an upmarket hotel in New York, a sizeable portion ...
  • Why Women Hug Their Chains: Wollstonecraft and Adaptive Preferences 

    Berges, S. (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    In a recent article,1 Amartya Sen writes that one important influence on his theory of adaptive preferences is Wollstonecraft's account of how some women, though clearly oppressed, are apparently satisfied with their lot. ...
  • Sophie de Grouchy on the cost of domination in the Letters on Sympathy and two anonymous articles in Le Republicain 

    Berges, S. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
    Political writings of eighteenth-century France have been so far mostly overlooked as a source of republican thought. Philosophers such as Condorcet actively promoted the ideal of republicanism in ways that can shed light ...
  • The complexity of context: Guest editors' introduction 

    Akman, V.; Bazzanella, C. (, 2003)
    As with other widely used notions that are commonly referred to in everyday activities without much hesitation, context is difficult to analyze scientifically and grasp in all its different demeanors. In our routine ...
  • Teaching Christine de Pizan in Turkey 

    Berges, S. (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    An important part of making philosophy as a discipline gender equal is to ensure that female authors are not simply wiped out of the history of philosophy. This has implications for teaching as well as research. In this ...

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