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  • The empirical relevance of metaphysics ?

    Builes, David(David Alan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    Are metaphysical debates relevant to ordinary empirical inquiry? This dissertation collects a series of papers which answers in the affirmative. The first part of the dissertation is concerned with inductive inference. I ...
  • Modest epistemology ?

    Dorst, Kevin(Kevin Matthew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Thinking properly is hard. Sometimes I mess it up. I definitely messed it up yesterday. I'll likely mess it up tomorrow. Maybe I'm messing it up right now. I'm guessing you're like me. If so, then we're both modest: we're ...
  • Scope theory revisited : lessons from pied-piping in wh-questions ?

    Demirok, Ömer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    It is widely assumed that both the movement-based theory of scope and the scope-based theory of intensionality fall short in the face of empirical challenges like 'exceptional' scope out of extraction islands and the ...

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