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Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
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Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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British Journal of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Australian Journal of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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  • Unattainable duties

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      Abstract: Abstract Despite its somewhat marginal occurrence, unattainability has been acknowledged as a genuine problematic element for the semantic analysis of modal constructions, particularly for those expressing desires (Heim in J Semant 9(3):183–221, 1992; Portner in Nat Lang Semant 5(2):167–211, 1997). However, considerably less attention has been given to unattainable duties. In this article, I suggest that just as worlds that are deemed desirable are not necessarily linked to worlds considered candidates for actuality, some circumstantial arrangements allow for obligational expressions the semantics of which evoke worlds that are deemed obligatory yet unattainable. As I will show, a careful examination of unattainable duties constructions reveals some unexplored semantic aspects of obligational ascriptions that are particularly relevant for the development of both X-marking and modal-tense interaction theories. This article provides a philosophical and linguistic account of the meaning and use of such constructions.
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  • Demonstratives, context-sensitivity, and coherence

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      Abstract: Abstract Una Stojnić urges the radical view that the meaning of context-sensitive language is not “partially determined by non-linguistic features of utterance situation”, as traditionally thought, but rather “is determined entirely by grammar—by rules of language that have largely been missed”. The missed rules are ones of discourse coherence. The paper argues against this radical view as it applies to demonstrations, demonstratives, and the indexical ‘I’. Stojnić’s theories of demon-strations and demonstratives are found to be seriously incomplete, failing to meet the demands on any theory of reference. Furthermore, the paper argues that, so far as Stojnić’s theories of these terms go, they are false. This argument appeals to perception-based theories of demonstratives, a part of the tradition that Stojnić strangely overlooks. The paper ends by arguing briefly that though coherence has a place in a theory of understanding, it has no place in a theory of meaning.
      PubDate: 2024-01-02
       
  • Representing multiply de re epistemic modal statements

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      Abstract: Abstract I review Ninan’s Hundred Tickets case pertaining to quantification into epistemic modal contexts, and his counterpart theoretic way to address it (Ninan, Philos Rev, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-6973010). Ninan’s solution employs a ‘counterpart relation’ parameter intended to reflect how the domain of quantification is thought of in a context. This approach theoretically rules out the possibility of contexts where different ways of thinking about the domain can be deployed through different quantificational noun phrases. I bring out the case of the multiply de re modal statement Any ticket in photo #2 might be any ticket in photo #1 to challenge Ninan’s approach. I propose a different approach adapting a more complex ‘counterpart relation’ parameter due to Rabern (Inquiry, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2018.1470568). I attempt to flesh it out by relating it to a finer grained notion of epistemic possibility involving assignments to discourse referents. My approach can account for the aforementioned multiply de re statement, as well as address the Hundred Tickets case.
      PubDate: 2023-12-27
       
  • The Italian futuro as a non-biased epistemic necessity: a reply to
           Ippolito and Farkas

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      Abstract: Abstract In a recent paper, Ippolito and Farkas (Linguist Philos, 45(4):943–984, 2022b) (I &F) question the premise that Italian future is epistemic necessity; in this brief response we want to show that there is no empirical motivation for abandoning it once we employ a more flexible framework of modality such as the one advanced in Giannakidou and Mari (Linguist Philos 41(6): 623–664, 2018) (G &M) which posits a ranking meta-evaluation in the modal structure that explains the empirical objections raised by I &F. We show that the core of the account in I &F shares the main ingredients with G &M and that, unlike what I &F propose, Italian future is not pure credence.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09383-4
       
  • The complex lives of proper names

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      Abstract: Abstract I argue that predicativism, the view that proper names are predicates, is a viable theory of the semantics of proper names given a certain hypothesis about the grammar of definiteness. Extant versions of predicativism hold that a singular name in argument position constitutes the predicative component of a covert definite description. I show that these versions cannot accommodate semantic and typological data, specifically: syntactic and semantic disparities between bare and non-bare occurrences of such names in English, the distinctive modal rigidity displayed by names, as opposed to common noun definite descriptions, and cross-linguistic data that feature seemingly distinct determiners for names in argument position. I propose that predicativism needs to embrace a view of definite marking as complex, consisting of a definite article and a bindable, familiarity-tracking constituent, which I call index. I show that this view is empirically motivated and typologically attested. The resulting version of predicativism can accommodate elegantly the observed semantic data when coupled with language-specific morpho-phonological generalizations. I finally address criticisms of and alternatives to my version of predicativism.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09389-y
       
  • No tense: temporality in the grammar of Paraguayan Guarani

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      Abstract: Abstract Paraguayan Guarani does not overtly mark tense in its inflectional system. Prior accounts of languages without obligatory morphological tense have posited a phonologically covert lexical tense, or have introduced tense semantics via a rule, in the post-syntactic interpretative component. We offer a more radical approach: Paraguayan Guarani does not have tense at the level of lexical or logical semantics. We propose that evaluation time shift, a mechanism independently attested in the narrative present in languages with tense, is more widely used in Paraguayan Guarani for encoding temporal meaning. The broader consequence of our proposal is that tense is not a linguistic universal.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09387-0
       
  • “Won’t you'” reverse-polarity question tags in American English as a
           window into the semantics-pragmatics interface

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      Abstract: Abstract We model the conventional meaning of utterances that combine two distinct clause types: a (positive) declarative or imperative (in rare cases, interrogative) anchor and a (negative) interrogative tag, such as won’t you'. We argue that such utterances express a single speech act, and in fact, a single conventional update of the conversational scoreboard. The proposed model of this effect is a straightforward extension of prior proposals for the semantics of declaratives, imperatives, and preposed-negation interrogatives. Ours is the first unified account of these phenomena that addresses the sentential force of these utterances and outlines how the speech act effects arise from the scoreboard update and contextual factors. We enrich the conversational scoreboard, interpreted as a model of sentential force, to include graded commitments and non-at-issue meanings. A consequence of our model is that modified utterances can create “blended” speech acts which share some, but not all, properties with the unmodified utterances. The proposal has implications for models of other utterance modifiers, as well as for negative interrogatives and negation in general, and for imperative/jussive constructions.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09385-2
       
  • On the difference between the ‘In’ and ‘According
           to’ operators

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      Abstract: Abstract Semanticists and philosophers of fiction that formulate analyses of reports on the content of media—or ‘contensive statements’—of the form ‘In/According to s, \(\phi \) ’, usually treat the ‘In s’-operator (In) and the ‘According to s’-operator (Acc) on a par. I argue that In and Acc require separate semantic analyses based on three clusters of linguistic observations: (1) preferences for In or Acc in contensive statements about fictional or non-fictional media, (2) preferences for In or Acc in contensive statements about implicit or explicit content and (3) tense preferences in contensive statements with In and Acc. To account for these three observations I propose to adopt Lewis’s possible world analysis for contensive statements with In and to analyse contensive statements with Acc as indirect speech reports.
      PubDate: 2023-10-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09395-0
       
  • Keeping context in mind: a non-semantic explanation of apparent
           context-sensitivity

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      Abstract: Abstract Arguments for context-sensitivity are often based on judgments about the truth values of sentences: a sentence seems true in one context and false in another, so it is argued that the truth conditions of the sentence shift between these contexts. Such arguments rely on the assumption that our judgments reflect the actual truth values of sentences in context. Here, I present a non-semantic explanation of these judgments. In short, our judgments about the truth values of sentences are driven by heuristics that are only fallible reflections of actual truth values. These heuristics can lead to different truth-value judgments in different contexts, even when the sentence at issue is not semantically context-sensitive. As a case study, I consider Sterken’s (Philos. Imprint, 15, 2015a) argument for the context-sensitivity of generic generalisations. I provide a non-semantic explanation of Sterken’s truth-value judgments, which builds on Leslie’s (Philos Perspect 21(1):375–403, 2007; Philos Rev 117(1):1–47, 2008) theory of default generalisation.
      PubDate: 2023-10-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09396-z
       
  • Not every pronoun is always a pronoun

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      Abstract: Abstract A homonymy analysis is proposed to explain the so-called “demonstrative use” of personal pronouns. This analysis explains why some pronouns (it) do not allow a demonstrative use, as demonstrated in Nunberg (1993). The absence of a demonstrative feature in it can also account for the fact that it does not allow deferred reference. It is argued on the basis of the structure of the nominal demonstrative paradigm that the homonymy analysis is more parsimonious than a single-item analysis.
      PubDate: 2023-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-022-09378-7
       
  • Scalar implicatures with discourse referents: a case study on plurality
           inferences

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper explores the idea that scalar implicatures are computed with respect to discourse referents. Given the general consensus that a proper account of pronominal anaphora in natural language requires discourse referents separately from the truth-conditional meaning, it is naturally expected that the anaphoric information that discourse referents carry play a role in the computation of scalar implicatures, but the literature has so far mostly exclusively focused on the truth-conditional dimension of meaning. This paper offers a formal theory of scalar implicatures with discourse referents couched in dynamic semantics, and demonstrates its usefulness through a case study on the plurality inferences of plural nouns in English.
      PubDate: 2023-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09381-6
       
  • The indexical character of epistemic modality

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      Abstract: Abstract We assume a central thesis about modal auxiliaries due to Angelika Kratzer, the modal base presupposition: natural language expressions that contain a modal component in their meaning, including all English modal auxiliaries and epistemic modal auxiliaries (EMA)s in particular, presuppose a modal base, a function that draws from context a relevant set of propositions which contribute to a premise-semantics for the modal. Accepting this thesis for EMAs leaves open (at least) the following two questions about the meaning of English EMAs like must and might: (i) What constraints, if any, are there on the character of the premise set for an EMA' And (ii) what is the nature of the relationship between premises and conclusion that is required for truth of the EMA statement' I argue for at least a partial answer to (i), with a hypothesis about constraints on the modal base for an EMA: EMAs, unlike some other types of modals, are indexical: They are anchored to an agent-in-a-situation whose doxastic state is currently under discussion in the context of utterance. Realized in a Kratzerian semantics, indexicality sheds new light on a number of outstanding puzzles, including the widely observed variability of anchoring of EMAs, the ways in which EMAs differ from so-called root modals, Yalcin’s (Mind 116:983–1026, 2007) puzzle (a version of Moore’s paradox for epistemic modals embedded under attitudes), how to explain the apparent weakness of necessity EMAs, and problems with second order belief and disagreement.
      PubDate: 2023-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09384-3
       
  • On the optimality of vagueness: “around”,
           “between” and the Gricean maxims

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      Abstract: Abstract Why is ordinary language vague' We argue that in contexts in which a cooperative speaker is not perfectly informed about the world, the use of vague expressions can offer an optimal tradeoff between truthfulness (Gricean Quality) and informativeness (Gricean Quantity). Focusing on expressions of approximation such as “around”, which are semantically vague, we show that they allow the speaker to convey indirect probabilistic information, in a way that can give the listener a more accurate representation of the information available to the speaker than any more precise expression would (intervals of the form “between”). That is, vague sentences can be more informative than their precise counterparts. We give a probabilistic treatment of the interpretation of “around”, and offer a model for the interpretation and use of “around”-statements within the Rational Speech Act (RSA) framework. In our account the shape of the speaker’s distribution matters in ways not predicted by the Lexical Uncertainty model standardly used in the RSA framework for vague predicates. We use our approach to draw further lessons concerning the semantic flexibility of vague expressions and their irreducibility to more precise meanings.
      PubDate: 2023-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-022-09379-6
       
  • Underspecifying desires

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      Abstract: Abstract According to a simple theory of the relationship between ‘want’ ascriptions and the desires they ascribe, when I learn that \(\ulcorner \textit{A}\) wants \(\textit{p} \urcorner \) is true, I learn that the truth of \(\textit{p}\) is necessary and sufficient for satisfying one of \(\textit{A}\) ’s desires. I argue that this simple theory is false: \(\ulcorner \textit{A}\) wants \(\textit{p} \urcorner \) can be true and underspecific: \(\textit{p}\) may be necessary but not sufficient for the satisfaction of one of \(\textit{A}\) ’s desires. I show that existing semantics for ‘want’ cannot account for this kind of underspecificity, and I propose a desire-based semantics for ‘want’ that can. I go on to argue that my semantics has empirical and methodological advantages over existing theories of ‘want’ that give truth conditions in terms of an agent’s preferential and doxastic state rather than their desires.
      PubDate: 2023-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09382-5
       
  • Splitting situations

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      Abstract: Abstract Szabó (Philos Rev 120(2):247–283, 2011) and Santorio (Philos Stud 164(1):41–59, 2013) have revived the case for Fodor’s (The linguistic description of opaque contexts, Ph.D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970) specific yet opaque readings of determiner phrases in intensional constructions. Szabó claims that the existence of such readings gives reason to abandon standard theories of movement. Santorio claims that such readings imply that a quantification analysis of indefinites is false. I’m not so sure. To make my case, I supply a situation semantics for these readings that both respects standard theories of movement and a quantificational analysis of indefinites.
      PubDate: 2023-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09380-7
       
  • Language games and their types

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      Abstract: Abstract One of the success stories of formal semantics is explicating responsive moves like answers to questions. There is, however, a significant lacune concerning the characterization of initiating utterances, which are strongly tied to the conversational activity [language game (Wittgenstein), speech genre (Bakhtin)], or—our terminology—conversational type, one is engaged in. To date there has been no systematic proposal trying to account for the range of possible language games/speech genres/conversational types and their global structure. In particular, concerning the range of subject matter that can and needs to be discussed and by whom—ultimately a semantic analogue of Laplace’s demon. We suggest that the subject matter problem for conversational types is a central task for any semantic theory for conversation. This paper develops a theory of conversational types, which embedded in the theory of conversational interaction KoS, enables this problem to be tackled for a wide range of conversational types drawn from the British National Corpus classification of conversational domains. The theory we develop treats conversational types as first class, not metatheoretical entities, in contrast to explications of corresponding notions in game theoretic approaches. We demonstrate that this allows us to explicate the possibilities interlocutors have to refer to and seek clarification about the types of conversations they are engaged in.
      PubDate: 2023-09-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09393-2
       
  • Iconic Syntax: sign language classifier predicates and gesture sequences

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      Abstract: Abstract We argue that the pictorial nature of certain constructions in signs and in gestures explains surprising properties of their syntax. In several sign languages, the standard word order (e.g. SVO) gets turned into SOV (with preverbal arguments) when the predicate is a classifier, a distinguished construction with highly iconic properties (e.g. Pavlič, 2016). In silent gestures, participants also prefer an SOV order in extensional constructions, irrespective of the word order of the language they speak (Goldin-Meadow et al., 2008). But in silent gestures and in Brazilian Sign Language (Libras), intensional constructions can override these SOV preferences, yielding SVO instead (Schouwstra & de Swart, 2014; Napoli et al., 2017). This distinction was argued to be due to iconicity: arguments are expressed before the verb if they correspond to entities that are present before the action, otherwise they follow the verb. While agreeing with this intuition, we propose that the extensional/intensional distinction is neither empirically nor theoretically appropriate. In new data from American Sign Language, we replicate the distinction among extensional classifier predicates: for x ate up the ball, the ball is typically seen before the eating and a preposed object is preferred; but for x spit out the ball, the ball is typically seen after the spitting and a postposed object is preferred, although both eat up and spit out are used extensionally. We extend this finding to data involving pro-speech (= speech-replacing) gestures embedded in French sentences. We argue for a Visibility Generalization according to which arguments appear before the verb if their denotations are typically visible before the action, and we develop a new formal account within a pictorial semantics for visual animations (inspired by Greenberg and Abusch). It derives the observed word order preferences, it explains how the semantics of classifier predicates combines iconic and conventional properties, and it makes a more general point: sign language semantics combines logical semantics with pictorial semantics.
      PubDate: 2023-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09388-z
       
  • Strengthened, and weakened, by belief

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper discusses a set of observations, many of which are novel, concerning differences between the adjectival modals certain and possible and their adverbial counterparts certainly and possibly. It argues that the observations can be derived from a standard interpretation of certain/certainly as universal and possible/possibly as existential quantifiers over possible worlds, in conjunction with the hypothesis that the adjectives quantify over knowledge and the adverbs quantify over belief. The claims on which the argument relies include the following: (i) knowledge implies belief, (ii) agents have epistemic access to their belief, (iii) relevance is closed under speakers’ belief, and (iv) commitment is pragmatically inconsistent with explicit denial of belief.
      PubDate: 2023-08-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09391-4
       
  • Prolegomena to a theory of X-marking

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      Abstract: Abstract The morphological marking that distinguishes conditionals that are called “counterfactual” from those that are not, can also be found in other modal constructions, such as in the expression of wishes and oughts. We propose to call it “X-marking”. In this article, we lay out desiderata for a successful theory of X-marking and make some initial informal observations. Much remains to be done.
      PubDate: 2023-08-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09390-5
       
  • Truth and directness in pictorial assertion

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper develops an account of accuracy and truth in pictorial assertion. It argues that there are two ways in which pictorial assertions can be indirect: with respect to their content and with respect to their target. This twofold indirectness explains how accurate, unedited pictures can be used to make false pictorial assertions. It captures the fishiness of true pictorial assertions involving target-indirectness, such as true pictorial assertions involving outdated pictures. And it raises the question whether target-indirectness may also arise in linguistic assertion.
      PubDate: 2023-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10988-023-09392-3
       
 
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Philosophical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 79)
Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75)
Journal of Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
European Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Mind     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Philosophy & Public Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Australasian Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Nous     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Journal of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Philosophical Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
British Journal for the History of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Journal of Applied Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
American Journal of Theology & Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Moral Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Philosophy of Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Erkenntnis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Medical Ethics     Partially Free   (Followers: 32)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Continental Philosophy Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 29)
Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
British Journal of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Canadian Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Linguistics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Philosophical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
The Heythrop Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Philosophy Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Philosophy and Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Biology and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Studies in the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Episteme     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Philosophers' Imprint     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Assuming Gender     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Pragmatics & Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of the Philosophy of History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Phronesis : A journal for Ancient Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Midwest Studies In Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Review of Philosophy and Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Reformed Theological Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ethical Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Chinese Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Indian Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Pragmatics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Dao : A Journal of Comparative Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Utilitas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Open Journal of Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Film-Philosophy Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Polis : The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
HTS Theological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Philosophy of Photography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Philosophical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Research in Phenomenology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Philosophical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Philosophia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Philosophical Books     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Philosophical Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Myth & Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Contributions to the History of Concepts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Metaphilosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Philosophical Investigations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Philosophical Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Speculative Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
SubStance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dialogue Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Nordic Journal of Aesthetics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Axiomathes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Chinese Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
History and Philosophy of Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Think     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Philosophical Explorations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Philosophical Magazine Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
The Southern Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nietzsche Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aisthesis     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Australasian Catholic Record, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of the Platonic Tradition     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Endeavour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Review of Contemporary Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Philosophical Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hume Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Critical Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Estudos Bíblicos     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Philosophical Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
South African Journal of Philosophy = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wysbegeerte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Philosophy in Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bijdragen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Studia Logica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Topoi     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Grazer Philosophische Studien     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Utopian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
The Pluralist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Erasmus Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Russell : the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Kantian Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Husserl Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue Philosophique de Louvain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sartre Studies International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Scottish Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quaestio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Poiesis & Praxis : International Journal of Technology Assessment and Ethics of Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetic Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philosophy & Theory in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cultura : International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Horizonte : Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da Religião     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Žižek Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for the Study of Skepticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ethische Perspectieven     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Noesis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Temporalités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios de Filosofía Práctica e Historia de las Ideas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Veritas : Revista de Filosofí­a y Teología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Laval théologique et philosophique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’études benthamiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hobbes Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eleutheria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanistic Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nóema     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Philosophia Scientiæ     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Grotiana     Hybrid Journal  
Signos Filosóficos     Open Access  
Eidos     Open Access  
Cinta de Moebio     Open Access  
Cuyo Anuario de Filosofía Argentina y Americana     Open Access  
Tópicos. Revista de Filosofía de Santa Fe     Open Access  
Rhuthmos     Open Access  
Philosophiques     Open Access  
Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics     Open Access  
Studia Philosophica Estonica     Open Access  
Synthesis (La Plata)     Open Access  
Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Doctor virtualis     Open Access  
Humanidades Médicas     Open Access  
Methodos     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Trans/Form/Ação - Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Russian Studies in Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription  

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