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Wylie Breckenridge
Charles Sturt University
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    Colour Experiences and 'Look' Sentences.Wylie Breckenridge - manuscript
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    Existential Instantiation, Arbitrary Reference and Supposition.Wylie Breckenridge - manuscript
    Existential instantiation is a rule of inference that allows us infer, from the proposition that there are some p things, the proposition that a is a p thing. What role does 'a' play here? According to one account, recently defended by Breckenridge and Magidor, we use 'a' to refer to a p thing. I argue that this cannot be right. I propose an alternative account, according to which we use 'a' to refer to a supposedly p thing.
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    Has Smith Solved the Moral Problem?Wylie Breckenridge & Daniel Cohen - manuscript
    The 'moral problem', roughly, involves the inconsistency between the following three independently plausible claims: (1) that moral judgements express beliefs, (2) that rational agents who judge that an action is right have at least some desire to perform that action, and (3) that rational agents might combine their beliefs with any desires. Michael Smith seeks to solve the moral problem by arguing that (3) is false. He argues that rational agents who believe that an action is right must have some (...)
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    Epistemic Modality, Eavesdroppers and the Objectivity Problem.Wylie Breckenridge - manuscript
    There is an account of modal operators that is both elegant and powerful and that deserves to be called the standard account. There are, however, some epistemic uses of modal operators which seem to be counterexamples to the account – they pose what I call the objectivity problem. It is often thought that the objectivity problem can be fixed by a certain kind of modification to the standard account. I argue that this kind of modification cannot work. Then I argue (...)
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    The Meaning of "Look".Wylie Breckenridge - 2007 - Dissertation, New College, University of Oxford
    My main aim is to clarify what we mean by ‘look’ sentences such as (1) below – ones that we use to talk about visual experience: -/- (1) The ball looked red to Sue -/- This is to help better understand a part of natural language that has so far resisted treatment, and also to help better understand the nature of visual experience. -/- By appealing to general linguistic principles I argue for the following account. First, we use (1) to (...)
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    Theseus, Imparting and Exparting.Wylie Breckenridge - manuscript
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