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The Phenomenology and Ontology of Bodily Sensation

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines the respects in which the phenomenology of bodily sensation is distinctive and puzzling. It elaborates an account of the ontology of bodily sensation that can accommodate and ... More


Proprioception and the Body Image

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Proprioception is true perceiving. It and touch form a closely linked mutually dependent yet diverse pair. The puzzle whereby the demands upon the Attention of proprioception are no distraction in ... More


PAIN AS A SENSORY QUALITY

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book starts by examining sensations of pain and pleasure because of their importance for hedonism. The main claim of this chapter is that the painfulness of a bodily sensation consists in its ... More


The Impact of Weight

Jennifer Vonk, Angela Finsterwald, Will Dorton, James E. Reaux, Carley Faughn, Derek C. Penn, and Daniel J. Povinelli

in World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter describes a series of studies on chimpanzees' understanding of the role that weight plays in collision dynamics. The results offer considerable support for the idea that chimpanzees do ... More


The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Matthew Soteriou

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers working on the ontology of mind have highlighted various distinctions that can be drawn between the ways in which different aspects of our minds fill time. For example, they note that ... More


Descartes on the Mind–Body Union: A Different Kind of Dualism

Minna Koivuniemi and Edwin Curley

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198748717
eISBN:
9780191814112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748717.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

What does the mind–body union consist in for Descartes? At a minimum, causal interaction between mind and body. But also in a certain experience of the body with which we’re united, which inclines us ... More


Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia: Intersubjective or Intermodal Fusion?

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199688289
eISBN:
9780191767609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688289.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Individuals with mirror-touch synaesthesia report consciously feeling tactile sensations on their own body when they see another person being touched. They have what may be called vicarious tactile ... More


Knowing It Hurts

Fred Dretske

in Knowledge and Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is an attempt to navigate through the epistemology of pain and of sensations in general. This issue is a challenging one and leads to a host of some of the most confounding problems of ... More


Two Conceptions of Subjective Experience

Justin Sytsma and Edouard Machery

in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199927418
eISBN:
9780190267698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter compares ordinary people's (people with no experience in philosophical studies) and philosophers' notions of subjective experience. It reveals that the understanding of ordinary people ... More


How Many Phenomenal Relations?

Jeff Speaks

in The Phenomenal and the Representational

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198732556
eISBN:
9780191796784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732556.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

So far the argument of the book has aimed to establish the claim that phenomenal properties supervene on certain relational representational properties. This raises a question which is crucial to ... More


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