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Terms of Envatment 1 (with Jon Altschul)

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter gives a brief coda in which the limitations of the Putnamian strategy are discussed. (Chapter 16, Section 2, provides another twist on the Putnam story.)


A Simpleminded Epistemological Disjunctivist Neo-Mooreanism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents the simpleminded form of epistemological disjunctivist neo-Mooreanism. In the good+ case our agent — this chapter calls him ‘John’ — perceptually knows the target empirical ... More


The Internal and the External

Katalin Farkas

in The Subject's Point of View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230327
eISBN:
9780191710629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230327.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the Twin Earth argument for externalism about content. A precise definition of the external/internal distinction is sought by focusing on the relation between the twin ... More


Davidson versus Descartes

Richard Rorty

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on one of Davidson’s central doctrines; he contends that most beliefs must be true. One must possess a lot of knowledge about a certain thing before one can have any false ... More


Phenomenal Character and the Brain

William Fish

in Perception, Hallucination, and Illusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195381344
eISBN:
9780199869183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381344.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers possible defenses of the claim that the conscious aspects of experience supervene on the experiencing subject's brain. Considerations discussed include the very occurrence of ... More


Realist Semantics and Content‐Ascription

Colin McGinn

in Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251582
eISBN:
9780191598012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251584.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

McGinn's target is again Dummettian anti‐realism; this time he argues that Dummett's criticism of realist semantics rests on a questionable theory of content‐ascription. McGinn develops four Twin ... More


Stroud's Proposal for Removing the Threat of Skepticism

Jonathan Ellis

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

Barry Stroud is well known as a critic of philosophers who purport to answer, or otherwise deflate, the threat of skepticism of the external world. In several recent papers, however, Stroud argues ... More


Brains on Screen and Paper

Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ortega

in Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276073
eISBN:
9780823277100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276073.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The chapter addresses forms of the neuro in popular culture. Film and literature have in many ways rehearsed the connection between personal identity, having a body and being a brain, and have been ... More


“Professor’s Head”: Isolated Organs

Nikolai Krementsov

in Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199992980
eISBN:
9780199370016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199992980.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on Alexander Beliaev’s 1925 novella “Professor Dowell’s Head” and Sergei Briukhonenko’s extensive research on extracorporeal blood circulation conducted on isolated dog heads, it compares ... More


Toward a Well-Innervated Philosophy of Mind

István Aranyosi

in The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989607
eISBN:
9780199346349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989607.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The “brain in a vat” thought experiment is presented and refuted by appeal to the intuitiveness of what the author informally calls “the eye for an eye principle”, namely: Conscious mental states ... More


The Intentionality of Perceptual Experiences

John R. Searle

in Seeing Things as They Are: A Theory of Perception

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199385157
eISBN:
9780199394197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385157.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter presents an intentionalistic theory of perception. It suggests that if we get clear about the intentionality of perceptual experiences, most of the philosophical problems have rather ... More


Idealism vindicated

Michael Pelczar

in Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732655
eISBN:
9780191796883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732655.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The most important challenges to idealism are: (1) the problem of unusual origins—no amount of phenomenological potential is sufficient for the existence of ordinary physical things, since we can ... More


Justification, Luminosity, and Credences

Susanna Schellenberg

in The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 8 discusses the repercussions of capacitism for the justification of beliefs, the credences we should assign to perceptual beliefs, and the luminosity of mental states. In light of this ... More


Phenomenal Intentionality as the Basis of Mental Content

Brian Loar

in Consciousness and Meaning: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199673353
eISBN:
9780191758935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673353.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, one of his last papers, Loar brings together all the major themes of his work on phenomenal intentionality. He mounts a grand defense for the idea that in addition to referential ... More


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