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Presentism and the spans of time (2019)
Journal Article
Tallant, J., & Ingram, D. (2019). Presentism and the spans of time. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, doi:10.1111/phpr.12590

The challenge to nihilism (2019)
Journal Article
Noonan, H. (2019). The challenge to nihilism. Analytic Philosophy, doi:10.1111/phib.12142

Logic for exact entailment (2019)
Journal Article
Fine, K., & Jago, M. (2019). Logic for exact entailment. Review of Symbolic Logic, doi:10.1017/S1755020318000151

An exact truthmaker for A is a state which, as well as guaranteeing A's truth, is wholly relevant to it. States with parts irrelevant to whether A is true do not count as exact truthmakers for A. Giving semantics in this way produces a very unusual c... Read More

You can trust the ladder, but you shouldn’t (2019)
Journal Article
Tallant, J. (2019). You can trust the ladder, but you shouldn’t. Theoria, 85(2), 102-118. doi:10.1111/theo.12177

My claim in this paper is that, contra what I take to be the orthodoxy in the wider literature, we do trust inanimate objects—per the example in the title, there are cases where people really do trust a ladder (to hold their weight, for instance), an... Read More

It's one thing to rule them all and another thing to bind them (2018)
Journal Article
Tallant, J., & Baron, S. (2018). It's one thing to rule them all and another thing to bind them. Synthese, doi:10.1007/s11229-018-01983-z

In this paper we offer a response to one argument in favour of Priority Monism, what Jonathan Schaffer calls the nomic argument for monism. We proceed in three stages. We begin by introducing Jonathan Schaffer’s Priority Monism and the nomic argument... Read More

How naive realism can explain both the particularity and the generality of experience (2018)
Journal Article
French, C., & Gomes, A. (2019). How naive realism can explain both the particularity and the generality of experience. Philosophical Quarterly, 69(274), 41–63. doi:10.1093/pq/pqy047

Visual experiences seem to exhibit phenomenological particularity: when you look at some object, it–that particular object –looks some way to you. But experiences exhibit generality too: when you look at a distinct but qualitatively identical object,... Read More

An error in temporal error theory (2018)
Journal Article
Tallant, J. (2018). An error in temporal error theory. Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 4(1), (14-32). doi:10.1017/apa.2018.5. ISSN 2053-4477

Within the philosophy of time there has been a growing interest in positions that deny the reality of time. Those positions, whether motivated by arguments from physics or metaphysics, have a shared conclusion: time is not real. What has not been mad... Read More

Hybrid theories of well-being (2018)
Woodard, C. (in press). Hybrid theories of well-being. In H. LaFollette (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of EthicsChichester: Wiley

Hybrid theories of well-being combine elements of two or more kinds of theory. The most familiar kinds of hybrid combine a subjective requirement (e.g. that a constituent of well-being is enjoyed or desired) with an objective requirement (e.g. that i... Read More

Subjective theories of well-being (2018)
Woodard, C. (in press). Subjective theories of well-being. In H. LaFollette (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of EthicsChichester: Wiley

Subjective theories of well-being seek to explain what makes something good for a subject in terms of that subject's psychological states. Two ways of distinguishing subjective and non-subjective theories are explained. The main issue dividing subjec... Read More

Truthmaker account of propositions (2018)
Jago, M. (in press). Truthmaker account of propositions. In C. Tillman (Ed.), Routledge handbook of propositionsLondon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Every performance is a stage: musical stage theory as a novel account for the ontology of musical works (2018)
Journal Article
Moruzzi, C. (2018). Every performance is a stage: musical stage theory as a novel account for the ontology of musical works. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, doi:10.1111/jaac.12579. ISSN 0021-8529

This paper defends Musical Stage Theory as a novel account of the ontology of musical works. Its main claim is that a musical work is a performance. The significance of this argument is twofold. First, it demonstrates the availability of an alternati... Read More

Toward an account of gender identity (2018)
Journal Article
Jenkins, K. (2018). Toward an account of gender identity. ERGO, 5(27), 713-744. doi:10.3998/ergo.12405314.0005.027

Although the concept of gender identity plays a prominent role in campaigns for trans rights, it is not well understood, and common definitions suffer from a problematic circularity. This paper undertakes an ameliorative inquiry into the concept of g... Read More

Knowing how things might have been (2018)
Journal Article
Jago, M. (2018). Knowing how things might have been. Synthese, doi:10.1007/s11229-018-1869-6. ISSN 0039-7857

I know that I could have been where you are right now and that you could have been where I am right now, but that neither of us could have been turnips or natural numbers. This knowledge of metaphysical modality stands in need of explanation. I will... Read More

Compatibilism, indeterminism, and chance (2018)
Journal Article
Mackie, P. (2018). Compatibilism, indeterminism, and chance. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 82, doi:10.1017/S1358246118000140

Many contemporary compatibilists about free will and determinism are agnostic about whether determinism is true, yet do not doubt that we have free will. They are thus committed to the thesis that free will is compatible with both determinism and ind... Read More

Presentism and actualism (2018)
Journal Article
Noonan, H. (2019). Presentism and actualism. Philosophia, 47(2), 489–497. doi:10.1007/s11406-018-9993-6

Presentism, some say, is either the analytic triviality that the only things that exist now are ones that exist now or the obviously false claim that the only things that have ever existed or will are ones that exist now. I argue that the correct und... Read More

Object seeing and spatial perception (2018)
Book Chapter
French, C. (2018). Object seeing and spatial perception. In F. Dorsch, & F. Macpherson (Eds.), Phenomenal presenceOxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/oso/9780199666416.003.0006

This chapter considers the Spatiality Claim: if one sees an object then one sees some of that object’s spatial properties. The author considers an argument for this given by Cassam (2007), and challenges Cassam’s argument. His argument involves the i... Read More

Naïve realism and diaphaneity (2018)
Journal Article
French, C. (in press). Naïve realism and diaphaneity. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, doi:10.1093/arisoc/aoy006. ISSN 1467-9264

Naïve Realists think that the ordinary mind-independent objects that we perceive are constitutive of the character of experience. Some understand this in terms of the idea that experience is diaphanous: that the conscious character of a perceptual ex... Read More

From nature to grounding (2018)
Book Chapter
Jago, M. (2018). From nature to grounding. In G. Priest, & R. Bliss (Eds.), Reality and its structure: essays in fundamentalityOxford University Press

Grounding is a powerful metaphysical concept; yet there is widespread scepticism about the intelligibility of the notion. In this paper, I propose an account of an entity’s nature or essence, which I then use to provide grounding conditions for that... Read More

Essential bundle theory and modality (2018)
Journal Article
Jago, M. (in press). Essential bundle theory and modality. Synthese, doi:10.1007/s11229-018-1819-3

Bundle theories identify material objects with bundles of properties. On the traditional approach, these are the properties possessed by that material object. That view faces a deep problem: it seems to say that all of an object’s properties are esse... Read More