Josiah Lopez-Wild

Josiah Lopez-Wild
University of California, Irvine | UCI · Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science

Master of Arts

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Education
September 2018 - May 2020
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Field of study
  • Philosophy
September 2014 - June 2018
Northwestern University
Field of study
  • Philosophy

Publications

Publications (3)
Preprint
We introduce a novel framework, the theory of Cartesian frames (CF), that gives powerful tools for manipulating sets of acts. The CF framework takes as its most fundamental building block that an agent can freely choose from a set of available actions. The framework uses the mathematics of Chu spaces to develop a calculus of those sets of actions,...
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A recently developed metaphysical account of vagueness, called the modal-precisificational view, exploits i) a structural similarity with supervaluationism, the most popular account of vagueness, and ii) a system 'precisified' worlds, similar to modal possible worlds. This essay is a reformulation of the modal-precisificational view's response to t...
Conference Paper
Hume's Conceivability Principle (CP) has been the source of much controversy since its appearance in the Treatise. CP is normally read as some variant of the claim that the conceivability of a proposition entails the possibility of its corresponding state of affairs. Many have found this reading unpalatable and powerful objections have been raised...

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