Believing that p, assuming that p, and imagining that p involve regarding p as true—or, as we shall call it, accepting p. What distinguishes belief from the other modes of acceptance? We claim that conceiving of an attitude as a belief, rather than an assumption or an instance of imagining, entails conceiving of it as an acceptance that is regulated for… (More)
O (%"(./+ you are o0ered a large sum of money to intend on Tuesday to drink toxin on Wednesday. The toxin will make you ill if you drink it, but you only have to intend to drink it in order to receive the money. Obviously, it is desirable for you to intend to drink the toxin, yet this fact seems incapable of moving you to so intend. Why is this so? 1 Does… (More)
Normal human adults have beliefs and intentions upon which they act. But other creatures have functionally similar states. Think of a cat stalking a mouse. It is quite natural to describe the cat as believing that the mouse is around the corner, having the goal of catching it, and racing around the corner in order to pounce on it. Unlike cats and other… (More)
When we deliberate about what to believe, considerations relevant to what is true play a special role in motivating us to believe or not believe one thing or another. This special role should be understood, according to Nishi Shah, in terms of the phenomenon of transparency. Shah takes transparency as the base of an inference to the best explanation, whose… (More)
AIM To determine the association between cirrhosis and ischemic stroke in a large nationally representative sample. METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study of all hospitalized patients during 2012 and 2013 in the United States was performed using the National Inpatient Sample database. Hospitalizations with acute stroke, cirrhosis and other risk… (More)
Translocation to the nucleus of diacylglycerol kinase (DGK)- ζ is dependent on a sequence homologous to the effector domain of Myristoylated Alanine Rich C-Kinase Substrate (MARCKS). These data would suggest that MARCKS could also localize to the nucleus. A single report demonstrated immunofluorescence staining of MARCKS in the nucleus; however, further… (More)
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The Kantian strategy in ethics is to demonstrate that the acceptance of certain norms is inescapable for practical agents. I investigate whether there is an interpretation of this strategy that can answer or at least mollify the worry pressed by error theorists that our normative judgements are systematically false. The first section explores a tempting… (More)