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An Explanation of the Veridical Uniformity Universal

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
2019 Journal of Semantics  
A semantic universal, which we here dub the Veridical Uniformity Universal, has recently been argued to hold of responsive verbs (those that take both declarative and interrogative complements).  ...  This paper offers a preliminary explanation of this universal: verbs satisfying it are easier to learn than those that do not.  ...  The author has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013)/ERC Grant Agreement n. STG 716230 CoSaQ.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jos/ffz019 fatcat:y3wpc6mum5alrayt76jsmynzcq

Searching for a universal constraint on the possible denotations of clause-embedding predicates

Floris Roelofsen, Wataru Uegaki
2021 Semantics and Linguistic Theory  
We propose a new universal constraint on the relationship between the meaning of a clause-embedding predicate when it takes an interrogative complement and its meaning when it takes a declarative complement  ...  We discuss empirical advantages of this proposal over existing proposals and explore potential counterexamples to P-to-Q Entailment.  ...  complements) are 'uniform w.r.t. veridicality'.  ... 
doi:10.3765/salt.v30i0.4834 fatcat:xdk5laiumvfadfykoidkdvzodu

A Uniform Analysis of 'Before' and 'After'

David Beaver, Cleo Condoravdi
2003 Semantics and Linguistic Theory  
Finally, we have shown that uniformity is not only consistent with the asymmetry in veridicality between the two connectives but it can also lead to a more principled explanation for it and a more adequate  ...  It is necessary to characterize veridical and non-veridical readings of before whether one aims for a uniform analysis of the connectives or not.  ... 
doi:10.3765/salt.v13i0.2899 fatcat:r7oe4ijcsbcc5ek7ukcofqvshu

A Uniform Analysis of 'Before' and 'After'

David Beaver, Cleo Condoravdi
2015 Semantics and Linguistic Theory  
Next, let us relativize earliest to a set of worlds as in (46) and specify the truth con ditions as in (47) , taking earliestalt(w,t) to be defined.  ...  Finally, we have shown that uniformity is not only consistent with the asym metry in veridicality between the two connectives but it can also lead to a more prin cipled explanation for it and a more adequate  ...  It is necessary to characterize veridical and non-veridical readings of befo re whether one aims for a uniform analysis of the connectives or not.  ... 
doi:10.3765/salt.v0i0.2899 fatcat:erni2zlt3zaffdztnqdqk423rq

Judgment accuracy in pair-distance estimation and map sketching

Stephen M. Kerst, James H. Howard, Leo J. Gugerty
1987 Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society  
For all 10 individuals, distances on the sketched map were more veridical than those estimated directly, ruling out an explanation based on practice artifact.  ...  Kerst, Department of Education, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064.  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03330323 fatcat:h5jigheqxzfmrn4p5uvubi2nxq

A Uniform Semantics for Declarative and Interrogative Complements

Nadine Theiler, Floris Roelofsen, Maria Aloni
2018 Journal of Semantics  
Following Groenendijk and Stokhof (1984) , we pursue a uniform account, in the sense that we take both kinds of complements to be of the same semantic type and we assume a single lexical entry for verbs  ...  This approach avoids a number of problems for non-uniform theories, such as the reductive theories of Karttunen (1977) ; Heim (1994); Lahiri (2002) ; Spector and Egré (2015) , among others, and the twin  ...  Ciardelli and Roelofsen, 2015, who give an analogous explanation for a simpler version of the lexical entry).  ... 
doi:10.1093/jos/ffy003 fatcat:rzg6y5tjrfhkli4qvywcvh6kxe

Chromatic layering and color relationalism

Jonathan Cohen
2016 Minds and Machines  
) a very weak and well-motivated conception of uniformity that we all have reason to accept ( §5).  ...  the availability of this alternative puts eScholarship provides open access, scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platform to scholars worldwide  ...  lies at the heart of the attraction of so-called unificationist theories of scientific explanation (see, e.g., Friedman 1974; Kitcher 1989) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11023-015-9388-4 fatcat:u25yyftkqbhrrfygro5wwurbrm

Theism, naturalism, and scientific realism

Jeffrey Koperski
2017 Epistemology & Philosophy of Science  
Some of these principles are metaphysical (e.g., the uniformity of nature) and some are methodological (e.g., the need for repeatable experiments).  ...  Today, of course, naturalists reject the influence of theism and prefer to do science on their terms.  ...  They are imperfect guides, no doubt, but the fact that they work well at all seems to require an explanation.  ... 
doi:10.5840/eps201753354 fatcat:ghtvimxbufc4papvkbuvpcjarm

Naïve realism, perceptual acquaintance, and perceptually based thought [chapter]

2016 Disjunctivism  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I owe thanks to colleagues and students at the Philosophy Department at Warwick University for helpful discussions of this work.  ...  To Hemdat Lerman and Guy Longworth I owe special thanks for providing me with extremely useful written comments on a draft of the book.  ...  In the case of a veridical perception you perceive an object in your environment as it really is -for example, you see a red object in your environment and you really do see its red colour.  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315636832-10 fatcat:usisl5y2inftle6vf3kdcv3j6u

Correlations and Conclusions

Dan Flores
2014 Philo: A Journal of Philosophy  
" of tem-  ...  IntroductIon ExpErImEnts In rElIgIous and mystIcal ExpErIEncEs In the decade between the mid-eighties and the mid-nineties, Michael Persinger put forth a general hypothesis claiming that RMEs are "artifacts  ...  If an AUB exists and created the universe and causes RMEs, then the universe and RMEs would undeniably be the effects of an AUB's power, intelligence, etc.  ... 
doi:10.5840/philo20141711 fatcat:33te7dvmdrfbbh36stogq6k7fe

Illuminant color perception of spectrally filtered spotlights

Byung-Geun Khang, Qasim Zaidi
2004 Journal of Vision  
Simulations show that a gray-world model cannot be rejected as an adequate explanation for illuminant color estimation and provides as good a fit as a model that gives greater weights to the brightest  ...  When the surround of the spotlight is illuminated by a dimmer second light, spotlight matching moves toward veridical in most conditions.  ...  Acknowledgments Portions of this work were presented at the conference of the Vision Sciences Society, 2002, in Sarasota, FL.  ... 
doi:10.1167/4.9.2 pmid:15493963 fatcat:dfmrt2uqercurhyf7wky4lih2e

Illuminant color perception of spectrally filtered spotlights

B.-G. Khang, Q. Zaidi
2010 Journal of Vision  
Simulations show that a gray-world model cannot be rejected as an adequate explanation for illuminant color estimation and provides as good a fit as a model that gives greater weights to the brightest  ...  When the surround of the spotlight is illuminated by a dimmer second light, spotlight matching moves toward veridical in most conditions.  ...  Acknowledgments Portions of this work were presented at the conference of the Vision Sciences Society, 2002, in Sarasota, FL.  ... 
doi:10.1167/2.7.147 fatcat:wlnnyohunffklm35qplqaro5ja

Space-Time Disarray and Visual Awareness

Jan Koenderink, Whitman Richards, Andrea J van Doorn
2012 i-Perception  
Apparently the visual field is a construction rather than a (veridical) perception.  ...  On masking these, visual awareness of the scene becomes cohesive, with dislocations discounted as amodally occluding foreground.  ...  Jan Koenderink was supported by the Methusalem program by the Flemish Government (METH/08/02), awarded to Johan Wagemans (KUL). We gratefully acknowledge the administrative support of Stephanie Poot.  ... 
doi:10.1068/i0490sas pmid:23145276 pmcid:PMC3485849 fatcat:u2qudp6c2zb7zocr3ad3gsogtm

INTENTIONALISM AND PERCEPTUAL PRESENCE

Adam Pautz
2007 Philosophical Perspectives  
The explanation is based on Johnston's explanation how veridical experience provides us with justified first-order belief concerning the character of particulars.  ...  This provides a uniform account of how we know what our veridical and hallucinatory experiences are like: in both cases we know this by attending to properties.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1520-8583.2007.00134.x fatcat:kavknghzhrdcdc3dicv7pjs65i

THE OPENNESS OF ILLUSIONS1

Louise Antony
2011 Philosophical Issues  
We perceive an interior wall to be a uniform color, despite there being great variation in the average wavelengths of light reflected onto our retinas by its various sub-regions.  ...  Palmer notes that there is an entire book chapters of which present competing explanations of the illusion: Hershenson 1989, and I have already mentioned the Simanek website.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1533-6077.2011.00196.x fatcat:xdwqrid2qnby5l66h7pb6o6ni4
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