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The Folk Theory of Colours and the Causes of Colour Experience

Peter Menzies

in Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The subject of colour has long fascinated Frank Jackson. Perhaps one reason that colours have fascinated Jackson is that they represent a striking instance of what he has called a ‘location problem’. ... More


The Role of Conceptual Analysis

Frank Jackson

in From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250616
eISBN:
9780191597787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250614.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter gives an account of what conceptual analysis is in terms of how it makes folk theory explicit by drawing on intuitions about possible cases and how, so understood, it solves the location ... More


The Location Problem for Ethics: Moral Properties and Moral Content

Frank Jackson

in From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250616
eISBN:
9780191597787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250614.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter gives an account of what cognitivism in ethics is and argues that the a priori global nature of the supervenience of the ethical on the descriptive requires cognitivists in ethics to ... More


Analytical Descriptivism

Frank Jackson

in From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250616
eISBN:
9780191597787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250614.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter gives more detail on how to identify ethical properties with descriptive ones using the roles the former play in folk morality. The construction uses the Lewis–Carnap–Ramsey way of ... More


Knowing Cognitive Selves

Christine McKinnon

in Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the standard epistemological requirements of impartiality on the part of the knower, and passivity on the part of the thing under investigation, exclude from the purview of ... More


Belief and Practice

Trenton Merricks

in Objects and Persons

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245369
eISBN:
9780191598036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245363.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that—because eliminativism is true—folk beliefs about statues and chairs are indeed false. But I make the case that, insofar as practical matters and justification are concerned, such beliefs ... More


Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation

Alison Gopnik and Laura Schulz (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195176803
eISBN:
9780199958511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176803.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book outlines the recent revolutionary work in cognitive science formulating a “probabilistic model” theory of learning and development. It provides an accessible and clear introduction to the ... More


Explaining the Past, Predicting the Future

Bertram F. Malle and Chuck Tate

in Judgments Over Time: The Interplay of Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195177664
eISBN:
9780199848218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177664.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses a unique perspective on the processes of explanation and prediction. The major features of the folk-conceptual theory of ... More


Education in the 21st century

Rosamund Sutherland

in Education and social justice in a digital age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305255
eISBN:
9781447311799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305255.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter starts by considering the ways in which humans construct theories as part of their everyday lives. With this as a starting point, the chapter then discusses a range of folk theories ... More


Introduction

Alison Gopni and Laura Schulz

in Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195176803
eISBN:
9780199958511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176803.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a simple, clear, and (hopefully) amusing introduction to causal model and Bayes nets theories in computer science, the interventionist account of causation in philosophy, and ... More


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