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Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Susan Schreiner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In present-day America, the topic of certitude is much debated. On one side, commentators like Charles Krauthammer urge us to achieve “moral clarity”. On the other, those like George Will contend ... More


Children's Understanding of Perceptual Appearances

Matthew Nudds

in Perception, Causation, and Objectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199692040
eISBN:
9780191729713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692040.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The development of children's understanding of perception has been tested with a number of experimental paradigms which involve asking children about the way things look. The results of these ... More


Nietzsche's Emerging Internal Realism

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628070
eISBN:
9780748652594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's early writings. It argues that his later views regarding the perspectival yet objective character of our knowledge were present in an embryonic form in his ... More


Reading One's Own Mind

Shaun Nichols and Stephen P. Stich

in Mindreading: An Integrated Account of Pretence, Self-Awareness, and Understanding Other Minds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198236108
eISBN:
9780191600920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236107.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The most widely held account of self-awareness is the “theory theory”, according to which self-awareness is a theory-mediated process which depends on the same “theory of mind” that underlies the ... More


God, Nature, Agency, and Causation in Perception

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

God holds central stage in Berkeley's metaphysics. The expository parts of this chapter expound his passivity argument for God's existence, the views of nature and of the laws of nature that flow ... More


Solving the Logical Problem for Perceptual State Attribution

Robert W. Lurz

in Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016056
eISBN:
9780262298339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016056.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the pessimists’ argument that there is no point in solving the logical problem due to the existence of sufficiently strong empirical and theoretical grounds against mindreading ... More


Visual Awareness and Visual Qualia*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There seems to be an unbridgeable gulf between the physical realm and the qualitative realm, but this intuition can be explained away, and all of the philosophical arguments for property dualism can ... More


Bradley’s Appearance and Reality

Michael Della Rocca

in Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199928903
eISBN:
9780190268923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928903.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This paper explains and defends F.H. Bradley’s central argument in Appearance and Reality, i.e. his infinite regress argument concerning relations. Relata depend on other relata which depend on other ... More


OW! The Paradox of Pain*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to folk psychology, there is no difference between the appearance of pain and the reality of pain: one has an experience as of pain just in case one is actually in pain. But considerations ... More


The Aesthetic Shrug

Peter Kivy

in De Gustibus: Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746782
eISBN:
9780191809064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746782.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the previous five chapters, it has been assumed that we do indeed dispute over matters of taste, and the question has been raised as to why, with no satisfactory answer having yet emerged. In ... More


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