• Internalism and Externalism 

      Haukioja, Jussi (Chapter, 2017)
      This chapter understands internalism and externalism as supervenience theses, or rejections thereof. It focuses on different arguments for various kinds of externalist theses, rather than on arguments for internalism. It ...
    • Intuitions in Philosophical Semantics 

      Cohnitz, Daniel; Haukioja, Jussi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      We argue that the term “intuition”, as it is used in metaphilosophy, is ambiguous between at least four different senses. In philosophy of language, the relevant “intuitions” are either the outputs of our competence to ...
    • Meta-Externalism vs Meta-Internalism in The Study of Reference 

      Haukioja, Jussi; Cohnitz, Daniel (Journal article, 2013)
      We distinguish and discuss two different accounts of the subject matter of theories of reference, meta-externalism and meta-internalism. We argue that a form of the meta-internalist view, “moderate meta-internalism”, is ...
    • Modal rasjonalisme : tenkbarhet som en pålitelig kilde til modal kunnskap 

      Olsen, Ole Andreas (Master thesis, 2018)
      Modal rationalism is the view that conceivability is a reliable apriori guide to modal knowledge. This connection is trivial when we take it as a guide to epistemic modality, but con-ceivability is taken as a guide to ...
    • On Deriving Essentialism from the Theory of Reference 

      Haukioja, Jussi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-08)
      Causal theories of reference for natural kind terms are widely agreed to play a central role in arguments for the claim that theoretical identity statements such as “Water is H2O” are necessary, if true. However, there is ...
    • Panpsykisme, idealisme og Arthur Schopenhauer 

      Jønsson, Lina S. (Master thesis, 2019)
      In this thesis, I discuss consciousness oriented views on the mind body problem from the viewpoint of Arthur Schopenhauer's philosophy of the world as will and representation. I will show that his system indeed can be ...
    • Postscript: Recent Work on Putnam's Model-Theoretic Argument 

      Haukioja, Jussi (Chapter, 2017)
      During the last 15-20 years, Putnam's model-theoretic argument has no longer been a hot and fashionable topic in philosophy. It has, however, secured its place as one of three central arguments in analytic philosophy where ...
    • Reports from Twin Earth: Both Deep Structure and Appearance Determine the Reference of Natural Kind Terms 

      Haukioja, Jussi; Nyquist, Mons Andreas; Jylkka, Jussi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Following the influential thought experiments by Hilary Putnam and others, philosophers of language have for the most part adopted semantic externalism concerning natural kind terms. In this article, we present results ...
    • Rule-following, dispositiosn and Pettit 

      Nyquist, Mons Andreas (Master thesis, 2012)
      In the literature following Saul Kripke’s book on Wittgenstein’s rule-following discussions, much effort has been put into formulating a dispositional theory of meaning and content as a means of answering the meaning ...
    • Variation in Natural Kind Concepts 

      Cohnitz, Daniel; Haukioja, Jussi (Chapter, 2020)
      Since Kripke's and Putnam's work in the 1970's, most philosophers have assumed that our natural kind concepts are externally individuated. However, both psychologists and philosophers have questioned this assumption, partly ...
    • Virtuelle verdener og veseners virkelighet: Possibilisme, fiksjon og dataspill 

      Sandvik, Torbjørn Nordby (Master thesis, 2013)
      Oppgaven tar for seg forholdet mellom dataspill og skillet mellom fakta og fiksjon, og ser på muligheten for en possibilistisk løsning på hvorvidt dataspill er fiktive eller ikke. En generell innføring gir grunnlag for en ...