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    The Declaration of Sydney on human death
    with C. Machado, J. Korein, Y. Ferrer, and L. Portela
    Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (12): 699-703. 2007.
    On 5 August 1968, publication of the Harvard Committee’s report on the subject of “irreversible coma” established a standard for diagnosing death on neurological grounds. On the same day, the 22nd World Medical Assembly met in Sydney, Australia, and announced the Declaration of Sydney, a pronouncement on death, which is less often quoted because it was overshadowed by the impact of the Harvard Report. To put those events into present-day perspective, the authors reviewed all papers published on …Read more
  •  6
    Aging Neuro-Behavior Ontology
    with Fernando Martínez-Santiago, John A. Williams, Luke T. Slater, and Georgios V. Gkoutos
    Applied Ontology 15 (2): 219-239. 2020.
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    The Role of Intuition in Metaphysics
    Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 34 (3): 79-99. 2015.
    In this paper I consider the possibility of a kind of a priori cognition that serves the purposes of metaphysics, given that metaphysics involves the search for modal knowledge. Necessary or, better, modal knowledge is a priori; so metaphysical knowledge is likewise a priori. Here I argue that intuition is the route to modal knowledge in metaphysics, and I insist that conceivability or knowledge of conceptual truths does not lead towards the modal realm of metaphysics.
  •  84
    The absence of a necessary connection in singular causation is a key step in the Humean argument against any form of necessity in causation. I argue that Hume's defence of this step is unsuccessful, and that the step could be skipped, accepting the possibility of necessary a posteriori truths. Still this does not suffice to guarantee a necessary connection in singular causation. Necessary a posteriori truths should be backed by necessary a priori truths. Thus, a main object of this paper is to a…Read more
  •  3
    Ex ante evaluation of interdisciplinary research projects: A literature review
    Social Science Information 55 (4): 568-588. 2016.
  • Sullivan on the Principle that Everything Has a Cause
    Dialogue 41 (3): 427-438. 2002.
    RÉSUMÉ: Cet article examine l'argumentation de Sullivan en faveur du principe que toute chose a une cause. On soutient que les critiques de Smith et d'Allen ne lui rendent pas justice et que Sullivan est justifié de maintenir que nous n'avons pas de bonnes raisons de nier la vérité de ce principe. Sa défense finale, cependant, qui semble basée sur une approche thomiste, échoue. Être contingent et être causé sont séparables. Il semble au bout du compte que nous n'ayons pas non plus de bonnes rais…Read more
  •  67
    The object of this paper is to offer a conception of singular causality that lies between two main views in the literature, which I take to be paradigmatically represented by David Armstrong (1997) and by Michael Tooley (1987, 1990) respectively. Armstrong maintains that there is singular causation wherever there are singular facts that instantiate causal laws; these facts are otherwise independent regularities. Tooley maintains that singular causation is independent of causal laws together with…Read more
  •  90
    On Categories and A Posteriori Necessity: A Phenomenological Echo
    Metaphilosophy 43 (1-2): 147-164. 2012.
    This article argues for two related theses. First, it defends a general thesis: any kind of necessity, including metaphysical necessity, can only be known a priori. Second, however, it also argues that the sort of a priori involved in modal metaphysical knowledge is not related to imagination or any sort of so-called epistemic possibility. Imagination is neither a proof of possibility nor a limit to necessity. Rather, modal metaphysical knowledge is built on intuition of philosophical categories…Read more
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    Indexicals as token-reflexives
    Mind 107 (427): 529-564. 1998.
    Reichenbachian approaches to indexicality contend that indexicals are "token-reflexives": semantic rules associated with any given indexical-type determine the truth-conditional import of properly produced tokens of that type relative to certain relational properties of those tokens. Such a view may be understood as sharing the main tenets of Kaplan's well-known theory regarding content, or truth-conditions, but differs from it regarding the nature of the linguistic meaning of indexicals and als…Read more
  • La Escuela de Barcelona
    Naturaleza y Gracia 2 257-262. 1983.
  • La Escuela de Barcelona
    Naturaleza y Gracia: Revista Cuatrimestral de Ciencias Eclesiásticas 2 257-262. 1983.