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A Defence of Lucretian Presentism (2019)
Journal Article
Tallant, J., & Ingram, D. (in press). A Defence of Lucretian Presentism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy,

In this paper, we defend Lucretian Presentism from several important objections. Although the view faces many objections and has proven unpopular with presentists, we rehabilitate Lucretian Presentism and argue that none of the objections stick.

Might Teaching Be Judgement Dependent? (2019)
Journal Article
Tallant, J., & Fisher, A. (in press). Might Teaching Be Judgement Dependent?. Philosophia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-019-00130-3

Our thesis in this paper is that consideration of Wright’s account of what it is to be judgement-dependent leads us to the conclusion that teaching is judgement dependent. We begin with a consideration of Wright’s account of what it is to be judgemen... Read More

Affordability and Non-Perfectionism in Moral Action (2019)
Journal Article
Rumbold, B., Charlton, V., Rid, A., Mitchell, P., Wilson, J., Littlejohns, P., …Weale, A. (2019). Affordability and Non-Perfectionism in Moral Action. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-019-10028-4

One rationale policy-makers sometimes give for declining to fund a service or intervention is on the grounds that it would be ‘unaffordable’, which is to say, that the total cost of providing the service or intervention for all eligible recipients wo... Read More

Hume's emotivist theory of moral judgements (2019)
Journal Article
Chamberlain, J. (2019). Hume's emotivist theory of moral judgements. European Journal of Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1111/ejop.12482

Hume is believed by many to hold an emotivist thesis, according to which all expressions of moral judgements are expressions of moral sentiments. However, most specialist scholars of Hume either deny that this is Hume's position or believe that he ha... Read More

Skepticism: Impractical, therefore implausible (2019)
Journal Article
Hannon, M. (2019). Skepticism: Impractical, therefore implausible. Philosophical Issues, https://doi.org/10.1111/phis.12145

The truth of skepticism would be depressing and impractical. Our beliefs would be groundless, we would know nothing (or almost nothing) about the world around us, and epistemic success would likely be impossible. But do these negative consequences ha... Read More

Perception, Mind-Independence, and Berkeley (2019)
Journal Article
Mackie, P. (2019). Perception, Mind-Independence, and Berkeley. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, doi:10.1080/00048402.2019.1648532

I discuss a thesis that I call 'The Appearance of Mind-Independence', to the effect that, to the subject of an ordinary perceptual experience, it seems that the experience involves the awareness of a mind-independent world. Although this thesis appea... Read More

Empathetic Understanding and Deliberative Democracy (2019)
Journal Article
Hannon, M. (2019). Empathetic Understanding and Deliberative Democracy. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, doi:10.1111/phpr.12624

Epistemic democracy is standardly characterized in terms of “aiming at truth”. This presupposes a veritistic conception of epistemic value, according to which truth is the fundamental epistemic goal. I will raise an objection to the standard (veritis... Read More

Justice and the tendency towards good: the role of custom in Hume's theory of moral motivation (2019)
Journal Article
Chamberlain, J. (in press). Justice and the tendency towards good: the role of custom in Hume's theory of moral motivation. Hume Studies,

Given the importance of sympathetic pleasures within Hume's account of approval and moral motivation, why does Hume think we feel obliged to act justly on those occasions when we know that doing so will benefit nobody? I argue that Hume uses the case... Read More

Temporal Fiction for a Timeless World (2019)
Journal Article
Baron, S., Miller, K., & Tallant, J. (in press). Temporal Fiction for a Timeless World. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research,

Current debate in the metaphysics of time ordinarily assumes that we should be realists about time. Recently, however, a number of physicists and philosophers of physics have proposed that time will play no role in a completed theory of quantum gravi... Read More

Analysing Aseity (2019)
Journal Article
Adams, S., & Robson, J. (in press). Analysing Aseity. Canadian Journal of Philosophy,

The doctrine of divine aseity has played a significant role in the development of classical theism. However, very little attention has been paid in recent years to the question of how precisely aseity should be characterised. We argue that this negle... Read More

Four Dthats (2019)
Journal Article
Predelli, S. (2019). Four Dthats. Synthese, doi:10.1007/s11229-019-02257-y

The distinction between a merely ‘rigidifying’ dthat and a directly-referential take on dthat-terms is well known, and is explicitly highlighted by Kaplan in Afterthoughts, his 1989 commentary on Demonstratives. What is not equally widely recognized... Read More

Against Incapacitative Punishment (2019)
Book Chapter
Hoskins, Z. (2019). Against Incapacitative Punishment. In J. W. de Keijser, J. V. Roberts, & J. Ryberg (Eds.), Predictive Sentencing: Normative and Empirical PerspectivesBloomsbury Publishing

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

Beyond Punishment? A Normative Account of the Collateral Legal Consequences of Conviction (2019)
Book
Hoskins, Z. (2019). Beyond Punishment? A Normative Account of the Collateral Legal Consequences of Conviction. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199389230.001.0001

People convicted of crimes are subject to a criminal sentence, but they also face a host of other restrictive legal measures: Some are denied access to jobs, housing, welfare, the vote, or other goods. Some may be deported, may be subjected to contin... Read More

Race and the responsibility to abide by the norms of unchosen and unjust social roles (2019)
Journal Article
Kisolo-Ssonko, J. (2019). Race and the responsibility to abide by the norms of unchosen and unjust social roles. Monist, 102(2), 172–186. doi:10.1093/monist/onz004

Charles Mills claims that there are specific 'civic and political duties' which individuals have a responsibility to fulfil because of the racial social roles they occupy. However, even those generally sympathetic to Role Ethics resist the idea that... Read More

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

What's the point of knowledge?: a function-first epistemology (2019)
Book
Hannon, M. (2019). What's the point of knowledge?: a function-first epistemology. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780190914721.001.0001

This book is about knowledge and its value. At its heart is a straightforward idea: we can answer many interesting and difficult questions in epistemology by reflecting on the role of epistemic evaluation in human life. Michael Hannon calls this appr... Read More