Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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; ...
  • 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 ...
  • (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Justicized Consequentialism: Prioritizing the Right or the Good? 

    Wigley, S. (Springer Verlag, 2012)
    A standard criticism of act-utilitarianism is that it is only indirectly concerned with the distribution of welfare between individuals and, therefore, does not take adequate account of the separateness between individuals. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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