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2008
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Persons, animals, and identity
The paper is concerned with how neo-Lockean accounts of personal identity should respond to the challenge of animalist accounts. Neo-Lockean accounts that hold that persons can cha...
Sydney Shoemaker
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2008
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The methodology of genuine modal realism
David Lewis's genuine modal realism is a controversial thesis in modal metaphysics. Charles Chihara and Ross Cameron have each argued that Lewis's defence of his thesis i...
Chris John Daly
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2008
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Could there be exactly two things?
Many philosophers think that, necessarily, any material objects have a fusion (let's call that doctrine "Universalism"). In this paper I point out a couple of strang...
Juan Comesaña
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2008
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Warrant without truth?
This paper advances the debate over the question whether false beliefs may nevertheless have warrant, the property that yields knowledge when conjoined with true belief. The paper&...
E. J. Coffman
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2008
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On what we can ensure
: The Conjunction Principle says, roughly, that if the truth of a conjunction can be brought about, then the truth of each conjunct can be brought about. The current essay argues t...
Benjamin Schnieder
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2008
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How experimental algorithmics can benefit from Mayo's extensions to Neyman-Pearson theory of testing
Although theoretical results for several algorithms in many application domains were presented during the last decades, not all algorithms can be analyzed fully theoretically. Exp...
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein
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2008
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A graphic measure for game-theoretic robustness
Patrick Grim, Randy Au, Nancy Louie, Robert Rosenb...
SYNTHESE
2008
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Harmonising natural deduction
: Prawitz proved a theorem, formalising `harmony' in Natural Deduction systems, which showed that, corresponding to any deduction there is one to the same effect but in which ...
Barry Hartley Slater
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2008
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Model structure adequacy analysis: selecting models on the basis of their ability to answer scientific questions
Models carry the meaning of science. This puts a tremendous burden on the process of model selection. In general practice, models are selected on the basis of their relative goodne...
Mark L. Taper, David F. Staples, Bradley B. Shepar...
SYNTHESE
2008
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A new formulation of the Principle of Indifference
This article goes to the foundations of Statistical Inference through a review of Carnap's logic theory of induction. From this point of view, it brings another solution to t...
Rodolfo de Cristofaro
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