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  • John MacFarlane
  • Philosophy
  • 2007
  • The relativist's central objection to contextualism is that it fails to account for the disagreement we perceive in discourse about "subjective" matters, such as whether stewed prunes are delicious.Continue Reading
    A We consider a paradox involving indicative conditionals ('ifs') and deontic modals ('oughts'). After considering and rejecting several standard options for resolving the paradox—includingContinue Reading
  • John MacFarlane
  • Philosophy
  • 2011
  • By “epistemic modals,” I mean epistemic uses of modal words: adverbs like “necessarily,” “possibly,” and “probably,” adjectives like “necessary,” “possible,” and “probable,” and auxiliaries likeContinue Reading
  • John MacFarlane
  • Philosophy
  • 2007
  • “This network of times which approached one another, forked, broke off, or were unaware of one another for centuries, embraces all possibilities of time. . . . In the present one, which a favorableContinue Reading
  • John MacFarlane
  • Psychology
  • 2010 (First Published: 2 December 2010)
  • Relativism, in the sense at issue here, is a view about the meaning of knowledge attributions—statements of the form “S knows that p.” Like contextualism, it holds that the truth of knowledge claimsContinue Reading