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The Dianoia Institute of Philosophy aspires to excellence in the central areas of philosophical inquiry, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and metaethics, logic, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, history of philosophy, and the philosophy of mind, language, religion and science.

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Submissions from 2020

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Deflating deflationary truthmaking, Jamin Asay and Sam Baron

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Counterfactual scheming, Sam Baron

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Demonstratives, definite descriptions and non-redundancy, Kyle Hammet Blumberg

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Propositional quantification in Bimodal S5, Peter Fritz

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Epistemic modal credence, Simon Goldstein

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Utilitarianism about animals and the moral significance of use, David Killoren and Robert Streiffer

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Logic isn't normative, Gillian Russell

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The necessity of mathematics, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

Submissions from 2019

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Pragmatic Encroachment and Closure, Charity Anderson and John Hawthorne

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Faith, belief, and will: Toward a volitional stance theory of faith, Robert Audi

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How to endure presentism, Sam Baron

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Infinite lies and explanatory ties: Idealization in phase transitions, Sam Baron

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Embedded attitudes, Kyle Blumberg and Ben Holguín

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Collective Responsibility Gaps, Stephanie Collins

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A “good” explanation of Five Puzzles about Reasons, Stephen Finlay

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Defining normativity, Stephen Finlay

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Operator arguments revisited, Peter Fritz, John Hawthorne, and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri

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Diachronic Dutch books and evidential import, J. Dmitri Gallow

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Learning and value change, J. Dmitri Gallow

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Triviality results for probabilistic modals, Simon Goldstein

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Profiting from poverty, Ole Koksvik and Gerhard Øverland

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Of providence and puppet shows: Divine hiddenness as Kantian Theodicy, Tyler Paytas

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Breaking the spell: Waismann's papers on the analytic/synthetic distinction, Gillian Russell

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Deviance and vice: Strength as a theoretical virtue in the epistemology of logic, Gillian Russell

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Subordinating speech and speaking up, Gillian Russell

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Animal confinement and use, Robert Streiffer and David Killoren

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Knowledge of objective modality, Margot Strohminger and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri

Submissions from 2018

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Extended knowledge, the recognition heuristic, and epistemic injustice, Mark Alfano and Joshua August Skorburg

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Do not revise Ockham's Razor without necessity, Sam Baron and Jonathan Tallant

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Do not revise Ockham's Razor without necessity [accepted manuscript], Sam Baron and Jonathan Tallant

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Believing epistemic contradictions, Bob Beddor and Simon Goldstein

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Logical pluralism without the normativity, Christopher Blake-Turner and Gillian Russell

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Counterfactual attitudes and the relational analysis, Kyle Hammett Blumberg

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Ultra-liberal attitude reports, Kyle Hammett Blumberg and Ben Holguín

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A stronger doctrine of double effect, Ben Bronner and Simon Goldstein

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Infinite value and the best of all possible worlds, Nevin Climenhaga

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Intuitions are used as evidence in philosophy, Nevin Climenhaga

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‘The Government should be ashamed’: On the possibility of organisations’ emotional duties, Stephanie Collins

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When does ‘Can’ imply ‘Ought’?, Stephanie Collins

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Moral rationalism and demandingness in Kant: A response to van Ackeren and Sticker, Roger Crisp

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Prudential and moral reasons, Roger Crisp

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Reasons and factive emotions, Christina Dietz

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Quasi-expressivism about statements of law: A Hartian theory, Stephen Finlay and David Plunkett

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Higher-Order contingentism, Part 2: Patterns of indistinguishability, Peter Fritz

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Higher-Order contingentism, Part 3: Expressive limitations, Peter Fritz

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Can modalities save naive set theory?, Peter Fritz, Harvey Lederman, Tiankai Liu, and Dana Scott

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No one can serve two epistemic masters, J. Dmitri Gallow

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Fine-tuning Fine-tuning, John Hawthorne and Yoaav Isaacs

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Reflections on the Ideology of Reasons, John Hawthorne and Ofra Magidor

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Logical nihilism: Could there be no logic, Gillian K. Russell

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Possible Patterns, Jeffrey Sanford Russell and John Hawthorne

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Moderate modal skepticism, Margot Strohminger and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri

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Semantic externalism without thought experiments, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri

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Narrow content, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

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Narrow content and ur-content, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

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Quasi-internalism, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

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Rationality and narrow content, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

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Truth-conditionality, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

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What is narrow content?, Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

Submissions from 2017

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Role modeling and reasons: Developmental and normative grounds of moral virtues, Robert Audi

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Back to the unchanging past, Sam Baron

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Feel the flow, Sam Baron

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How mathematics can make a difference, Sam Baron, Mark Colyvan, and David Ripley

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Ignorance implicatures and non-doxastic attitude verbs, Kyle H. Blumberg

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Revisiting the right to do wrong, Renee Jorgensen Bolinger

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How explanation guides confirmation, Nevin Climenhaga

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Inference to the best explanation made incoherent, Nevin Climenhaga

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Filling collective duty gaps, Stephanie Collins

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Disagreement lost and found, Stephen Finlay

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A purely recombinatorial puzzle, Peter Fritz

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Logics for propositional contingentism, Peter Fritz

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Counterfactuals and propositional contingentism, Peter Fritz and Jeremy Goodman

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Counting incompossibles, Peter Fritz and Jeremy Goodman

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Misapprehensions about the fine-tuning argument, John Hawthorne and Yoaav Isaacs

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The phenomenology of intuition, Ole Koksvik

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Conceptual analysis in metaethics, Nicholas Laskowski and Stephen Finlay

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Responsibility for states' actions: Normative issues at the intersection of collective agency and state responsibility, Holly Lawford-Smith and Stephanie Collins

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God's awful majesty before our eyes: Kant's moral justification for divine hiddenness, Tyler Paytas

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Indexicals and Sider’s Neo-linguistic Account of Necessity, Gillian Russell

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The epistemology of modality, Margot Strohminger and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri

Submissions from 2016

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Higher-order free logic and the prior-Kaplan paradox, Andrew Bacon, John Hawthorne, and Gabriel Uzquiano

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Higher-order free logic and the Prior-Kaplan paradox, Andrew Bacon, John Hawthorne, and Gabriel Uzquiano

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Explaining mathematical explanation, Sam Baron

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Mathematical explanation and epistemology: Please mind the gap, Sam Baron

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Metaphysics as fairness, Sam Baron

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The explanatory dispensability of idealizations, Sam Baron

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Distributing states' duties, Stephanie Collins

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The claims and duties of socioeconomic human rights, Stephanie Collins

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Collectives' and individuals' obligations: A parity argument, Stephanie Collins and Holly Lawford-Smith

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The transfer of duties: From individuals to states and back again, Stephanie Collins and Holly Lawford-Smith

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Are all reasons causes?, Christina Dietz

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Ought of order, Stephen Finlay

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First-order modal logic in the necessary framework of objects, Peter Fritz

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Propositional contingentism, Peter Fritz

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Higher-Order contingentism, Part 1: Closure and generation, Peter Fritz and Jeremy Goodman

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A theory of structural determination, J. Dmitri Gallow

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Some remarks on imagination and convention, John Hawthorne

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Belief is weak, John Hawthorne, Daniel Rothschild, and Levi Spectre

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Vagueness and modality - An ecumenical approach, Jon Erling Litland and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri

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General dynamic trivality theorems, Jeffrey Sanford Russell and John Hawthorne