Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Contributor "Ebbs, Gary"
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(2005)This difference in requirements for the two groups hinges upon a distinction between belief and attributed belief, or what one actually believes versus what one is thought to believe. I argue that expertise involves playing ...
(2013-02-03)With his 1951 publication of “Two Dogmas of Empiricism”, W.V.O. Quine launched a series of arguments against the idea that analyticity – “truth in virtue of meaning alone” – could be a philosophically explanatory notion. ...
(2011-05-25)Starting from the fact that people sometimes use the “same” words to talk about a given topic, I want to clarify what word-sameness comes to in those uses. I will adopt an epistemic framework, in which words are primarily ...
(2001)Value and reasons for action are often cited by rationalists and moral realists as providing a desire-independent foundation for normativity. Those maintaining instead that normativity is dependent upon motivation often ...