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Perception and its Objects

Bill Brewer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents, motivates, and defends a new solution to a fundamental problem in the philosophy of perception. What is the correct theoretical conception of perceptual experience, and how should ... More


Metaphysics: Preliminaries

Galen Strawson

in Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198250067
eISBN:
9780191712593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250067.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores unmixed metaphysics. It raises some general metaphysical questions that need comment before addressing the particular question of the self: questions about the nature of objects ... More


A Proposed Semantical Solution to the So‐called ‘Problem of Mass Nouns’

Henry Laycock

in Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281718
eISBN:
9780191603594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281718.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter takes issue with the common assumption that referential expressions and definite descriptions involving ‘mass nouns’ are semantically singular, thereby designating so-called parcels of ... More


Movements of the Mental Eye in Pictorial Space

Jan J. Koenderink

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

When an observer is faced with a straight photograph, the observer can either look at the image or look into the photograph. This manner of observing photographs presents a difference that is ... More


‘Seeing’ the Risen Jesus

Stephen T. Davis

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

If you grant that Jesus was genuinely raised from the dead and that the witnesses to the Resurrection saw him, the question still remains what sort of ‘seeing’ this is. Some say that it was ... More


The Inconsistent Triad

Bill Brewer

in Perception and its Objects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The dialectical framework for the whole discussion is set out as an inconsistent triad. (I) Physical objects are mind-independent. (II) Physical objects are the direct objects of perception. (III) ... More


The Elusive Distinction Between Mathematics and Natural Science

Michael D. Resnik

in Mathematics as a Science of Patterns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250142
eISBN:
9780191598296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250142.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

It is commonly believed that the epistemology of mathematics must be different from the epistemology of science because their objects are different in kind, i.e. metaphysically different. In this ... More


Weak Realism

Maurizio Ferraris

in Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the theory of weak realism, which was set against postmodernists by John Searle and argues that social objects are constructed upon physical objects. It first considers what ... More


Empirical Knowledge

in Silencing the Demon's Advocate: The Strategy of Descartes' Meditations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758161
eISBN:
9780804779661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758161.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Rene Descartes' “proof” of the existence of physical objects in Meditation VI. It analyzes why Descartes would propose to affirm particular empirical propositions when he is not ... More


Concrete Entities

Michael Jubien

in Possibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199232789
eISBN:
9780191809798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When asked the question ‘what is there?’ the instinctive response would be that there are physical things or substances dispersed all throughout the universe, which might not be a very precise answer ... More


Possibility

Michael Jubien

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199232789
eISBN:
9780191809798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a new analysis of the metaphysical concepts of possibility and necessity, one that does not rely on any sort of ‘possible worlds’. The analysis proceeds from an account of the notion ... More


Strong Realism

Maurizio Ferraris

in Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the theory of strong realism, which posits that social objects are as solid as physical objects and is supported by Adolf Reinach. It considers Reinach's arguments about strong ... More


Materiality of Digital Brains

Morana Alač

in Handling Digital Brains: A Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015684
eISBN:
9780262295475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015684.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter, which explores the coordination and collaborative work between manual work and the interaction of apprentices in the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) laboratory, states that ... More


A Straightforward Solution to Berkeley’s Puzzle

John Campbell and Quassim Cassam

in Berkeley's Puzzle: What Does Experience Teach Us?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198716259
eISBN:
9780191784989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716259.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Our understanding of sensory experience is by way of imagination. This chapter introduces a conception of de re imagining, on which knowledge of a shared environment is the platform for imaginative ... More


4.2 Identifying Digital Objects

Michael A. Fraser

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

One of the major challenges facing the research and library communities today is how to establish the policies, infrastructure, and tools needed to create long-term persistent, accessible, and ... More


Strong Textualism

Maurizio Ferraris

in Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the theory of strong textualism, which posits that physical objects are socially constructed and counts Michel Foucault as its forerunner. It first discusses Foucault's claim ... More


Physical-Object Ontology, Verbal Disputes, and Common Sense

Eli Hirsch

in Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199732111
eISBN:
9780190267506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732111.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers a defense of common-sense ontology, by proposing that the usual disputes regarding the ontology of physical objects are verbal. Physical-object ontology has seen a number of ... More


First Sale or Exhaustion Doctrine

Pascale Chapdelaine

in Copyright User Rights: Contracts and the Erosion of Property

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198754794
eISBN:
9780191817557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754794.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter describes how courts and lawmakers struggle with concepts of tangibility and intangibility as they apply the first sale or exhaustion doctrine to new technological environments. The ... More


Language and the Structure of Berkeley's World

Kenneth L. Pearce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790334
eISBN:
9780191839627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790334.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

According to George Berkeley, there is fundamentally nothing in the world but minds and their ideas. Ideas are understood as pure phenomenal ‘feels’ which are momentarily had by a single perceiver, ... More


Mediating Money: Materiality and Spiritual Warfare in Tanzanian Charismatic Christianity

Martin Lindhardt

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how Pentecostal and charismatic beliefs and practices regarding spiritual warfare entail a specific stance toward materiality. Most of the scholarship to date has centered on ... More


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