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Metaphysical realism and antirealism: an analysis of the contemporary debate
The metaphysical realist asserts, while the metaphysical antirealist denies, that there are individuals that exist independently of the existence and workings of any mind or minds. I begin by distinguishing the thesis of metaphysical realism from other theses that are also called 'realism'. Of particular interest in this ...
I aim to construct a partial account of inferential epistemic justification, the process by which epistemic justification is "transferred" from an evidentiary belief (or a set of such beliefs) to some further belief via inferential connections. The account focuses on two necessary conditions, similar versions of which have ...
Aristotle's theory of perception: physiology and psychology
The topic of my dissertation is Aristotle's doctrine that the faculty of perception receives the forms of sensible things without the matter. Whether his doctrine is an account of a physiological process or an account of the soul's activity in perception has been a matter of dispute among contemporary scholars. These two ...