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On Communication-Based De Re Thought, Commitments De Dicto and Word Individuation
Preliminaries In the old days of descriptivism, reference was thought to be a function of ones epistemic connection to a referent, a connection fully established by ones beliefs about the referent,Expand
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Do I Need A Robot Or A Nonrobot Automated System?
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In manufacturing automation, the current focus is on integration at enterprise level. Expand
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Religious Belief and Self‐Deception
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Meaning and Necessity: Can Semantics Stop Same-Sex Marriage?
Think of this paper as an exercise in applied philosophy of language. It has both semantic and deontic concerns. More than about the meaning of ‘marriage,’ it is about how one goes about determiningExpand
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MARRIAGE, PROCREATION, AND SAME-SEX UNIONS Should the political community declare that (some) same-sex unions
Should the political community declare that (some) same-sex unions are marriages? Margaret A. Somerville has ably argued that it should not, that doing so harms children and families. Adèle MercierExpand
PHENOMENAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN CHALMERS
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Mercier's Reply to Lee
L'homme et la factrice : sur la logique du genre en français
I present several arguments which provide what I consider to be a definitive argument against certain forms of masculine language in their so-called sexually neutral usage. In the first part, IExpand
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Consumerism and language acquisition
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