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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


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


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


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


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