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Concepts of Mental States

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A concept in the psychological sense is the mental representation of a category, and a mental concept is the mental representation of a mental category or type, such as belief, desire, fear, or ... More


Property Dualism, Phenomenal Concepts, and the Semantic Premise

Stephen L. White

in Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171655
eISBN:
9780199871339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171655.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends the property dualism argument. The term “semantic premise” mentioned is used to refers to an assumption identified by Brian Loar that antiphysicalist arguments, such as the ... More


The Puzzles

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter lays out seven puzzles of thought: Hesperus and Phosphorus, twins, cats and chats, Paderewski, pure demonstratives, empty thought and thought about the self.


The Puzzles Solved

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows how the originalist theory solves the seven puzzles.


The Tarski–Quine Thesis

Gary Ebbs

in Truth and Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We cannot actually write out all of the sentences of any given logical form, and so we cannot express logical generalizations by writing out and affirming conjunctions of all of their instances. We ... More


The Purest Functionalism

William Lyons

in Approaches to Intentionality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The first part of the chapter presents an outline of the functional role theory of intentionality using the works of Gilbert Harman, Thought, Meaning and Semantics and Language, Thought and ... More


Narrow Content

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237075
eISBN:
9780191598456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237073.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The two‐dimensional modal framework deployed in Chs. and 6 is used to describe some puzzles about belief discussed in two papers by Brian Loar, and some theoretical ideas that he develops in response ... More


Consciousness and Meaning: Selected Essays

Brian Loar

Katalin Balog and Stephanie Beardman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199673353
eISBN:
9780191758935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673353.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One of the most important problems of modern philosophy concerns the place of the mind—and, in particular, of consciousness, meaning, and intentionality—in a physical universe. Brian Loar was a major ... More


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