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2008
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The modular structure of physical theories
Anyadvancedtheoryofphysicscontainsmodulesdefinedasessentialcomponents that are themselves theories with different domains of application. Different kinds of modules can be distingu...
Olivier Darrigol
SYNTHESE
2008
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Epistemic comparative conditionals
The interest of epistemic comparative conditionals comes from the fact that they represent genuine `comparative epistemic relations' between propositions, situations, evidence...
Linton Wang
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2008
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Structural realism and Davidson
Structural realism is an attempt to balance the competing demands of the No Miracles Argument and the Pessimistic Meta-Induction. In this paper I trace the development of the struc...
Jack Ritchie
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2008
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Categories for the working mathematician: making the impossible possible
This paper discusses the notion of necessity in the light of results from contemporary mathematical practice. Two descriptions of necessity are considered. According to the first, ...
Jessica Carter
SYNTHESE
2008
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Room for a view: on the metaphysical subject of personal identity
Sydney Shoemaker leads today's "neo-Lockean" liberation of persons from the conservative animalist charge of "neo-Aristotelians" such as Eric Olson, accord...
Daniel Kolak
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