• Moorean Facts and Belief Revision, or Can the Skeptic Win?
    Philosophical Perspectives 19 (1): 179-209. 2005.
    A Moorean fact, in the words of the late David Lewis, is ‘one of those things that we know better than we know the premises of any philosophical argument to the contrary’. Lewis opens his seminal paper ‘Elusive Knowledge’ with the following declaration.
  • Why Care About What There Is?
    In Javier Cumpa (ed.), The Question of Ontology: The Contemporary Debate, Oxford University Press. forthcoming.
    There’s the question of what there is, and then there’s the question of what ultimately exists. Many contend that, once we have this distinction clearly in mind, we can see that there is no sensible debate to be had about whether there are such things as properties or tables or numbers, and that the only ontological question worth debating is whether such things are ultimate (in one or another sense). I argue that this is a mistake. Taking debates about ordinary objects as a case study, I show t…Read more