Latest Results for Erkenntnis Category

Varieties of Metaphysical Coherentism

Abstract According to metaphysical coherentism, grounding relations form an interconnected system in which things ground each other and nothing is…

Higher-Order Evidence and the Dynamics of Self-Location: An Accuracy-Based Argument for Calibrationism

Abstract The thesis that agents should calibrate their beliefs in the face of higher-order evidence—i.e., should adjust their first-order beliefs…

Quine’s Underdetermination Thesis

Abstract In On Empirically Equivalent Systems of the World from 1975, Quine formulated a thesis of underdetermination roughly to the…

The Object-Activity Theory of Events

Abstract Events are things like explosions, floods, weddings or births. Both in common-sense and scientific usage, events are spatially and…

Models as Fundamental Entities in Set Theory: A Naturalistic and Practice-based Approach

Abstract This article addresses the question of fundamental entities in set theory. It takes up J. Hamkins’ claim that models…

Structured Meanings and the Dynamic Role of Variables: A Dilemma for Pickel and Rabern

Abstract In a recent paper, Pickel and Rabern (2016) argue that a dynamic Tarskian semantics resolves Fine’s antinomy of the…

Save (a Small Proportion of) the Children

Abstract Faced with endlessly repeated opportunities to save drowning children, most people think morality intuitively permits us to indulge in…

Cats are not necessarily animals

Abstract Some plausibly necessary a posteriori theoretical claims include ‘water is H2O’, ‘gold is the element with atomic number 79’,…

Bald-Faced Lies, Blushing, and Noses that Grow: An Experimental Analysis

Abstract We conducted two experiments to determine whether common folk think that so-called tell-tale sign bald-faced lies are intended to…

Future and Negation

Abstract In this article, we take into consideration two semantics of the future tense: linearism, according to which future-tense sentences…