<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Haggqvist (Soren) - The Case Against (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6777.htm">The Case Against</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/H/Author_Haggqvist (Soren).htm">Haggqvist (Soren)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Haggqvist - Thought Experiments In Philosophy, 1996, Chapter 1</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6777.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Sections</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>An epistemological puzzle?</li><li>Scepticism about <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>1</SUP></li><li>Wilkes against philosophical <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>2</SUP><ul type="disc"><li>3.1 The underspecificity objection</li><li>3.2 The <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">natural kinds</A><SUP>3</SUP> objection</li><li>3.3 Theoretically impossible assumptions</li></ul></li><li>Criticism of Wilkes; <ul type="disc"><li>4.1 On inadequate background</li><li>4.2 On <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">natural kinds</A><SUP>4</SUP> and <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>5</SUP></li><li>4.3 On relevance and impossibility</li><li>4.4 On theoretical possibility</li></ul></li><li>Fodor: there is no saying what we would say</li><li>Quine: what we should say is indeterminate</li><li>Dancy: counterfactual cases can't decide actual cases <ul type="disc"><li>7.1 Moral reasons and properties</li><li>7.2 How Dancy's criticism covers actual cases too</li><li>7.3 On Dancy's notion of a holism of reasons</li><li>7.4 How holism is compatible with the relevance of new cases</li></ul></li><li>Summary </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Photocopy of complete book; Filed in <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5968.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 07 (H)</A>".<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:50" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:50:36</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>