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Exceptional Persons: On the Limits of Imaginary Cases

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

When should we trust our judgments about far‐fetched imaginary cases? This chapter argues that if the imaginary scenario is adduced to illuminate a concept structured around a set of necessary and ... More


Quantum Physics Takes Free Will into Account

Ignacio Cirac and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, the physicist Ignacio Cirac, director of the Theoretical Division of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, outlines why quantum physics has brought about a much greater ... More


General Motivations

Brian Hedden

in Reasons without Persons: Rationality, Identity, and Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198732594
eISBN:
9780191796746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732594.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Time-Slice Rationality is motivated by two general considerations. The first involves puzzle cases for personal identity over time. In these puzzle cases, an agent undergoes some experience, such as ... More


Personal Identity and Persisting as Many

Sara Weaver and John Turri

in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815259
eISBN:
9780191853012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815259.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many philosophers hypothesize that our concept of personal identity is partly constituted by the one-person-one-place rule, which states that a person can only be in one place at a time. This ... More


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