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Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

Berit Brogaard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796908
eISBN:
9780199933235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

What are the things that we assert, believe, and desire? The orthodox view among philosophers is eternalism: these are contents that have their truth-values eternally. Transient Truths provides the ... More


Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory

Uriah Kriegel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570355
eISBN:
9780191721625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Some mental events are conscious, some are unconscious. What is the difference between the two? This book offers an answer. It attempts to develop a comprehensive theory of the feature that all and ... More


Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness

Joseph Levine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132359
eISBN:
9780199833375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132351.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness presents a problem. There are excellent reasons for believing that materialism, or physicalism, is the correct metaphysical view of our world, yet it is extremely difficult to see how ... More


Problems from Locke

J. L. Mackie

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198750369
eISBN:
9780191597947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198750366.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this book, Mackie critically examines various philosophical problems raised in John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Mackie carefully considers Locke's treatment of these problems, ... More


Philosophy and Post-structuralist Theory: From Kant to Deleuze

Claire Colebrook

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622276
eISBN:
9780748671663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, a critique and overview of contemporary post-structuralist theory, explores the Kantian and phenomenological background of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault and Irigaray, and raises some key ... More


A Representational Account of Qualitative Character

Uriah Kriegel

in Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570355
eISBN:
9780191721625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570355.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter develops and defends an account of qualitative character, according to which a mental state has its qualitative character in virtue of representing the response‐dependent properties it ... More


A Self‐Representational Account of Subjective Character

Uriah Kriegel

in Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570355
eISBN:
9780191721625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570355.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter develops and defends an account of subjective character, according to which a mental state has its subjective character in virtue of representing itself in the appropriate way. First ... More


Natural Theories of Consciousness

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Works its way through a variety of different accounts of phenomenal consciousness, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each. At the heart of the chapter is an extended critical examination of ... More


Blind Men before a Fire: Empiricism and the Idea of God

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Hume's theory of ideas has deep roots in Hobbes's account of the nature and origin of our ideas, as presented in both Human Nature and Leviathan. Although Hume modifies ... More


Consciousness

John Heil

in The Universe As We Find It

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596201
eISBN:
9780191741876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The chapter focuses on qualities of conscious experiences. Dualists take these to be manifestly non-physical, but the previous chapter included an attempt to undermine the ontological significance of ... More


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