Recent Submissions

  • Mothers and Independent citizens: making sense of Wollstonecraft's supposed essentialism 

    Berges, S. (UniSA Press, 2013)
    Mary Wollstonecraft argues that women must be independent citizens, but that they cannot be that unless they fulfill certain duties as mothers. This is problematic in a number of ways, as argued by Laura Brace in a 2000 ...
  • 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 ...
  • May I Treat A Collective As A Mere Means? 

    Wringe, B. (University of Illinois Press, 2014)
    According to Kant, it is impermissible to treat humanity as a mere means. If we accept Kant's equation of humanity with rational agency, and are literalists about ascriptions of agency to collectives it appears to follow ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A new argument for mind-brain identity 

    Aranyosi, I. (Oxford University Press, 2011)
    In this article, I undertake the tasks: (i) of reconsidering Feigl’s notion of a ‘nomological dangler’ in light of recent discussion about the viability of accommodating phenomenal properties, or qualia, within a physicalist ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • (Social) metacognition and (self-)trust 

    Michaelian, K. H. (Springer Verlag, 2012)
    What entitles you to rely on information received from others? What entitles you to rely on information retrieved from your own memory? Intuitively, you are entitled simply to trust yourself, while you should monitor others ...
  • Carl Schmitt and the Analogy Between Constitutional and International Law? Are Constitutional and International Law Inherently Political? 

    Vinx, L. (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
    According to Carl Schmitt, constitutional law and international law are analogous in that they are both forms of political law. Schmitt concludes that neither is open to legitimate judicial enforcement. This paper ...
  • The information effect: Constructive memory, testimony, and epistemic luck 

    Michaelian, K. H. (Springer Netherlands, 2013)
    The incorporation of post-event testimonial information into an agent’s memory representation of the event via constructive memory processes gives rise to the misinformation effect, in which the incorporation of inaccurate ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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