Third Year Review Archive

This is a collection of third year review papers (and comments on the papers) made available by NYU Philosophy Department graduate students. Access to these files is restricted to department members. Authenticate using your NYU NetID and password, and please quit the browser when you leave.

 

Epistemology

"Putting logic back in its place"
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"Against an argument for epistmological evaluatavism"
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"The role of context in knowledge attributions"
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"Internalism not yet explained: a reply to Wedgwood"
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"Revising reason"
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"When to refrain from belief: a new Phyrrhonian principle"
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"The justification of belief-forming methods"
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"Is there a priori knowledge by testimony?"
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"Explanation and meaning-constitution: Horwich and Boghossian on the epistemology of logic"
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"A Bayesian account of transmission"
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Ethics

"Coerced promises and promissory obligations"
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"A defense of the repugnant conclusion"
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"Don't know, don't kill"
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History

"Grounding Pure Apperception"
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"Hume’s sceptical definitions of ‘cause’"
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"Kant's theory of self-intuition"
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"The mind and the body as 'one and the same thing' in Spinoza"
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"How Plato's return to the cave should be understood"
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Philosophy of Language

"Communication, acquaintance, and reference"
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Metaethics

"The Truth about Constructivism"
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"Expressivism proper"
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"Field's deflationist nonfactualism about normative discourse"
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"The method of ethics"
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"Answering the normative question"
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"Believing how to live: a vindication of normative belief in Gibbard's strong sense"
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"Can Gibbard's expressivism explain moral disagreement?"
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Metaphysics

"A puzzle for factual futurism"
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"Singular propositions and de re necessity"
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"A semantics for quantified modal logic"
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"Spinning spheres and the laws of nature"
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"The collective confirmability criterion in arguments for physicalism"
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"Personal identity and the 'too many minds' argument"
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"Hard inconceivabilities and junk possibilities in the zombie argument"
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"The plausibility of hermeneutic fictionalism"
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"Causal over-inclusion and the subset view of realization"
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Philosophy of Mind

"Recognition and experience"
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"Madmen, martians, and mixed theories"
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"The experience of left and right"
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"Memory, representation and imagination"
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Political Philosophy

"Responsibility and luck-egalitarianism"
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Philosophy of Science

"Statistical explanation or fitness explanation?"
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"Space-time and de re necessity"
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"Gould on mass extinctions"
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"Three theses of evolutionary psychology"
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"Explanation, Bayes, and grue"
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"Dragging and confirming"
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