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Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The first part of this book critically assesses some of the bold claims that have been made about films' contributions to philosophy and defends a balanced perspective on the topic. It argues that in ... More


Who's Afraid of a Paraphrase?

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay focuses on the interpretation of metaphors. It argues that metaphors, however much their force or imagery outstrips their semantic content, in fact usually possess relatively definite ... More


Proper Function

Michael Bergmann

in Justification without Awareness: A Defense of Epistemic Externalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199275748
eISBN:
9780191603907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275742.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends an externalist analysis of justification, focusing on its proper function requirement. It identifies three ways a popular evidentialist view needs improvement, and argues that ... More


Understanding Human Agency

Erasmus Mayr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606214
eISBN:
9780191731631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606214.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Our self‐understanding as human agents includes commitment to three crucial claims about human agency: That agents must be active, that actions are part of the natural order, and that intentional ... More


INTENTION AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ART

Paisley Livingston

in Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278060
eISBN:
9780191602269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278067.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The successful recognition of intentions is integral to the success of many interpretative projects, including those aiming at the identification of a work’s meanings. As the influential thesis of ... More


Introduction

Erasmus Mayr

in Understanding Human Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606214
eISBN:
9780191731631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606214.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Introduction gives a brief overview over the structure of the book and its central topic, how to solve the so-called problem of human agency. This problems concerns the question how different ... More


Authors' Intentions, Literary Interpretation, and Literary Value

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers three prominent theories of literary interpretation: actual intentionalism (author's intentions constrain how their works are to be interpreted), hypothetical intentionalism ... More


The Strong Content View Revisited

Susanna Siegel

in The Contents of Visual Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195305296
eISBN:
9780199894277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305296.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Strong Content View is re-evaluated in this chapter in light of earlier conclusions. It is found that the previous conclusions defended in the book do not warrant endorsing it.


Indeterminacy and the Concept of Function

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses the problem of indeterminacy, tracing the problem of the indeterminacy of function to an intuitive and widely held view concerning the functions of artefacts: that they are ... More


Qualia and Sensory Content

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the correct internalist account of perceptual experience involves four key claims, that sensory contents are qualia, that experiences of qualia are constituted in a necessary ... More


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