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Anti-Externalism

Joseph Mendola

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Externalism about mental content is the view that things outside of the skin or in the past are constitutive parts of present mental states. Internalism is the denial of externalism. This book ... More


A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Gregg H. Rosenberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What place does consciousness have in the natural world? If we reject materialism, could there even be a credible alternative? In this book, the author addresses the causal role of consciousness in ... More


Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Jeffrey Poland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Physicalism is a programme for building a unified system of knowledge based on the view that everything is a manifestation of the physical aspects of existence. This book presents an exploration of ... More


Conclusion

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter revisits the sliding tile puzzle metaphor that the author presented in the first part of this book. Through the challenges and regressive moves he made, the author was able to defend a ... More


 Does Representationalism Undermine the Knowledge Argument?

Torin Alter

in Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171655
eISBN:
9780199871339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171655.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The knowledge argument aims to refute physicalism — the view that the world is entirely physical. The argument first establishes the existence of facts (or truths or information) about consciousness ... More


Individual Freedom: Actions

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Defending a non-value-based and therefore purely empirical conception of overall freedom must involve showing how available actions can, at least in theory, be individuated and counted. The problems ... More


Identification of the Physical Bases

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is devoted to the identification of the physical bases of the physicalist system. It critically reviews a number of past, failed, strategies for characterizing the bases, and suggests a ... More


The Metatheses of Physicalism

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter formulates a number of metatheses concerning the physicalist principles just developed. The importance of framing metatheses lies in the clarification they provide concerning the kind of ... More


Assessment of the Physicalist Programme

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter applies the criteria of assessment developed in Chapter 1 to the physicalist doctrine as developed in Chapters 3 to 5. It argues that the theses constitute adequate expressions of ... More


Significance of the Physicalist Programme

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter surveys aspects of the significance of the physicalist programme for philosophy, science, culture, and the individual. This is a less systematic and less comprehensive discussion than ... More


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