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  • Philosophy and Translatability 

    Enos, Casey (2021)
    Can anything that can be said in one language be translated, without loss of meaning, into any other? Katz, inspired by Frege and others, argued for an affirmative answer to this question and proposed a Principle of ...
  • Semantics and pragmatics in a modular mind 

    McCourt, Michael Sullivan (2021)
    This dissertation asks how we should understand the distinction between semantic and pragmatic aspects of linguistic understanding within the framework of mentalism, on which the study of language is a branch of psychology. ...

    Kalewold, Kalewold Hailu (2021)
    This dissertation advances the new mechanistic philosophy of science by developing novel accounts of activities and good parts. In the first chapter, I develop a Hybrid Account of activities that integrates production and ...
  • A New Theory of Individualized Evidence 

    Barclay, Charles Arthur (2021)
    Theories of individualized evidence have been offered to show why, inter alia, we are not justified in finding a defendant legally responsible on the basis of mere statistical evidence even if the probability of his guilt ...
  • A Groundwork for Perspectival Quantum Mechanics 

    Dascal, Michael (2020)
    There has recently been a renewed focus on ‘perspectival’ quantum theories. which simultaneously maintain the existence of single measurement outcomes and the universality of unitary evolution. At the same time, these ...

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