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    Kant's Argument that Existence is not a Determination
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 91 (1): 583-626. 2015.
    In this paper, I examine Kant's famous objection to the ontological argument: existence is not a determination. Previous commentators have not adequately explained what this claim means, how it undermines the ontological argument, or how Kant argues for it. I argue that the claim that existence is not a determination means that it is not possible for there to be non-existent objects; necessarily, there are only existent objects. I argue further that Kant's target is not merely ontological argume…Read more
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    Artworks Are Not Valuable for Their Own Sake
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (3): 271-280. 2012.