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    Burge, Tyler
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2020.
    Tyler Burge Tyler Burge is an American philosopher who has done influential work in several areas of philosophy. These include philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of science, and history of philosophy. Burge has … Continue reading Burge, Tyler →
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    The epistemological argument for content externalism
    Philosophical Perspectives 19 (1): 257-280. 2005.
    The aim of this paper is to show that the truth of content externalism can be grounded in purely epistemological considerations in which no appeal is made to Twin‐Earth style cases. Content externalism is required to provide an adequate account of perceptual warrant.
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    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 56 (2): 438-438. 2002.
    Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented proliferation of introductory texts in the philosophy of mind, many of them written by eminent practitioners in the field. Never before have so many choices been available. Lowe’s book was written, we are told in the preface, in part in order to combat two trends: a tendency to treat the philosophy of mind as if it is exhausted by the mind/body problem, with its attendant catalogue of “isms”; and a growing propensity to carry on as if philosophers of …Read more
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    Moral discourse and descriptive properties
    Philosophical Quarterly 55 (220). 2005.
    I discuss a strategy for grounding ethical naturalism propounded by Frank Jackson and more recently by Allan Gibbard: that the undisputed supervenience of the moral upon the natural (or descriptive) entails that moral properties are natural (or descriptive) properties. I show that this strategy falls foul of certain indubitable constraints governing natural kinds; and I then rebut some objections. The upshot is that no viable strategy for supporting ethical naturalism is to be found along these …Read more
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    What Entitlement Is
    Acta Analytica 30 (4): 363-387. 2015.
    The paper is an examination of Tyler Burge’s notion of epistemic entitlement. It begins with consideration of a recent attempt to understand entitlement, including the ways in which it differs from the more traditional notion of justification. The paper argues that each of Casullo’s central contentions rests upon confusion. More generally, the paper shows that Casullo’s interpretation tries to force Burge’s work into a framework that is not suited for it; and that the interpretation also suffers…Read more
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    Moral Discourse and Descriptive Properties
    Philosophical Quarterly 55 (220). 2005.
    I discuss a strategy for grounding ethical naturalism propounded by Frank Jackson and more recently by Allan Gibbard: that the undisputed supervenience of the moral upon the natural (or descriptive) entails that moral properties are natural (or descriptive) properties. I show that this strategy falls foul of certain indubitable constraints governing natural kinds; and I then rebut some objections. The upshot is that no viable strategy for supporting ethical naturalism is to be found along these …Read more
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    Cognitivist Expressivism and the Nature of Belief
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3): 279-293. 2008.
    The paper is a critical examination of the metaethical position taken up recently by Terence Horgan and Mark Timmons, called ‘cognitivist expressivism’. The key component of the position is their insistence that some beliefs are nondescriptive. The paper argues against this thesis in two ways: First by sketching an independently plausible account of belief, on which belief is essentially a certain kind of descriptive representational state; and second by rebutting Horgan and Timmons’ positive ar…Read more
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    Moral explanation
    Philosophy Compass 2 (1). 2007.
    Discussion of moral explanation has reached an impasse, with proponents of contemporary ethical naturalism upholding the explanatory integrity of moral facts and properties, and opponents--including both antirealists and non-naturalistic realists--insisting that such robustly explanatory pretensions as moral theory has be explained away. I propose that the key to solving the problem lies in the question whether instances of moral properties are causally efficacious. It is argued that, given the …Read more
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    Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy By Avrum Stroll (review)
    Auslegung 25 (1). 2002.
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    Moral explanation and the special sciences
    Philosophical Studies 113 (2). 2003.
    Discussion of moral explanation has reached animpasse, with proponents of contemporaryethical naturalism upholding the explanatoryintegrity of moral facts and properties, andopponents – including both anti-realists andnon-naturalistic realists – insisting thatsuch robustly explanatory pretensions as moraltheory has be explained away. I propose thatthe key to solving the problem lies in thequestion whether instances of moral propertiesare causally efficacious. It is argued that,given the truth of…Read more
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    The New Rationalism
    Philosophical Papers 34 (2): 289-305. 2005.
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