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Swarthmore College

2009

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What Writers Do. The Value Of Literary Imagination, Richard Thomas Eldridge Dec 2009

What Writers Do. The Value Of Literary Imagination, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Entrevista: Hugh Lacey, Revista, Hugh Lacey Nov 2009

Entrevista: Hugh Lacey, Revista, Hugh Lacey

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Hugh Lacey is Scheuer Family Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Senior Research at the Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), where he taught for thirty years, and researcher collaborator in the thematic project: "Gênese e significado da tecnociência: relações entre ciência, tecnologia e sociedade", USP/FAPESP. Between 1969 and 1971 he was a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the University of São Paulo and ever since he has developed an intense interaction with Brazilian Universities and Research Institutes, with many others visits. Some of his main research interests are: the interplay between facts and values, the relevance of ...


O Lugar Da Ciência No Mundo Dos Valores E Da Experiência Humana, Hugh Lacey Oct 2009

O Lugar Da Ciência No Mundo Dos Valores E Da Experiência Humana, Hugh Lacey

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Was Moore A Moorean? On Moore And Scepticism, Peter Baumann Jun 2009

Was Moore A Moorean? On Moore And Scepticism, Peter Baumann

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Reliabilism: Modal, Probabilistic Or Contextualist, Peter Baumann Jan 2009

Reliabilism: Modal, Probabilistic Or Contextualist, Peter Baumann

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This paper discusses two versions of reliabilism: modal and probabilistic reliabilism. Modal reliabilism faces the problem of the missing closeness metric for possible worlds while probalistic reliabilism faces the problem of the relevant reference class. Despite the severity of these problems, reliabilism is still very plausible (also for independent reasons). I propose to stick with reliabilism, propose a contextualist (or, alternatively, harmlessly relativist) solution to the above problems and suggest that probabilistic reliabilism has the advantage over modal reliabilism.