Recent Submissions

  • Two famous philistines of philosophy 

    Brown, Christopher Devlin (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2020)
  • What Gary couldn’t imagine 

    Kıymaz, Tufan (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2019)
    In this paper, I propose and defend an antiphysicalist argument, namely, the imagination argument, which draws inspiration from Frank Jackson’s knowledge argument, or rather its misinterpretation by Daniel Dennett and Paul ...
  • Phenomenal concepts and physical facts: a dialogue with Mary 

    Kıymaz, Tufan (Filozofický Ustav SAV, 2019)
    This is a dialogue between an opponent of the phenomenal concept strategy and Mary from Frank Jackson’s knowledge argument. In this dialogue, Mary, who has complete physical knowledge about what it is like to see red, but ...
  • Multicellular individuality: the case of bacteria 

    Ventura, Rafael (Springer, 2019)
    Recent attention to complex group-level behavior amongst bacteria has led some to conceive of multicellular clusters of bacteria as individuals. In this article, I assess these recent claims by first drawing a distinction ...
  • Olympe de Gouges versus Rousseau: happiness, primitive societies, and the theater 

    Berges, Sandrine (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
    In Le Bonheur Primitif (1789), Olympe de Gouges takes on Rousseau's account of the evolution of human society in his first two Discourses, and she argues that primitive human beings were not only happy, but also capable ...
  • The origins of mindreading: how interpretive socio-cognitive practices get off the ground 

    Fenici, Marco; Zawidzki, T. W. (Springer, 2020)
    Recent accounts of mindreading—i.e., the human capacity to attribute mental states to interpret, explain, and predict behavior—have suggested that it has evolved through cultural rather than biological evolution. Although ...
  • Preteriception: memory as past-perception 

    Aranyosi, Istvan (Springer, 2020)
    The paper explicates and defends a direct realist view of episodic memory as pastperception, on the model of the more prominent direct realism about perception. First, a number of extant allegedly direct realist accounts ...
  • Correction to: Fundamental mentality in a physical world 

    Brown, Christopher Devlin (Springer Science and Business Media B.V., 2020)
  • Fundamental mentality in a physical world 

    Brown, Christopher Devlin (Springer Science and Business Media B.V., 2020)
    Regardless of whatever else physicalism requires, nearly all philosophers agree that physicalism cannot be true in a world which contains fundamental mentality. I challenge this widely held attitude, and describe a world ...
  • Punishing noncitizens 

    Wringe, Bill (Wiley, 2020)
    In this article, I discuss a distinctively nonparadigmatic instance of punishment: the punishment of noncitizens. I shall argue that the punishment of noncitizens presents considerable difficulties for one currently popular ...
  • Kant’s coherent theory of the highest good 

    Vatansever, Saniye (Springer, 2021)
    In the second Critique, Kant argues that for the highest good to be possible we need to postulate the existence of God and the immortality of the soul in a future world. In his other writings, however, he suggests that the ...
  • Mental time travel and disjunctivism 

    Aranyosi, Istvan (Springer, 2020)
    The paper discusses radical constructivism about episodic memory as developed by Kourken Michaelian under the name of “simulationism”, a view that equates episodic memory with mental time travel. An alternative, direct ...
  • A priori physicalism and the knowledge argument 

    Kıymaz, Tufan (KRK Ediciones, 2020)
    I defend Frank Jackson’s knowledge argument against the a priori physicalist objection that for all we know, the deducibility thesis, the thesis that phenomenal knowledge is in principle deducible from physical/functional ...
  • Democracy and implementation of non-communicable disease policies 

    Wigley, Simon; Dieleman, J. L.; Templin, T.; Kiernan, S.; Bollyky, T. J. (Elsevier, 2020)
    In their Article in The Lancet Global Health, Luke Allen and colleagues1 found weak evidence for a positive association between democracy and the implementation of polices recommended by WHO to reduce the burden of premature ...
  • Autocratisation and universal health coverage: synthetic control study 

    Wigley, Simon; Dieleman, J. L.; Templin, T.; Mumford, J. E.; Bollyky, T. J. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2020)
    Objective: To assess the relation between autocratisation—substantial decreases in democratic traits (free and fair elections, freedom of civil and political association, and freedom of expression)—and countries’ population ...
  • Two conceptions of voluntary action in the Nicomachean Ethics 

    Wolt, Daniel (Wiley, 2020)
    It is nearly universally agreed among commentators that according to Aristotle's account of voluntary action in the Nicomachean Ethics (NE), only voluntary actions are blameworthy. I argue for a qualified rejection of this ...
  • Aristotle on the naturalness of death from old age 

    Kıymaz, Tufan (Akdeniz Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, 2018)
    In this work, I explore and critically evaluate Aristotle’s views on the naturalness of dying from old age. His views are not straightforward, because Aristotle regards old age as a kind of decay and he talks about decay ...
  • An Insurance-based model of compensatory wage determination 

    Akkoyunlu Wigley, A.; Wigley, Simon (Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dekanlığı, 2003)
    This paper aims to provide an account of the theory of compensating wage differentials that does not factor in the worker's marginal productivity or measure her loss in terms of net disutility. It is argued that the Worker's ...

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