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Two Jokes Explained

C. B. Martin

in The Mind in Nature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234103
eISBN:
9780191715570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of the private world problem, and argues that with or without sensations, the spectre of the ‘private world’ arises equally, so sensations are not the problem if ... More


In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Bernard J. Baars

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195102659
eISBN:
9780199864126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The study of conscious experience has seen remarkable strides in the last ten years, reflecting important technological breakthroughs and the enormous efforts of researchers. Although still embroiled ... More


Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Raffaella De Rosa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

While much has been written on Descartes' theory of mind and ideas, no systematic study of his theory of sensory representation and misrepresentation is currently available in the literature. This ... More


A Theory of Sentience

Austen Clark

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238515
eISBN:
9780191679650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238515.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a general account of the forms of mental representation that we call ‘sensory’. To sense something, one must have some capacity to discriminate among sensory qualities; but there are ... More


Miletus Preserved I: Hobbes

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Although participants in the scientific enterprise comply at least tacitly with the Milesian requirements of monism, naturalism, and rationalism, not all philosophers have followed suit. Many ... More


Something about which nothing can be said

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter dismisses the idea that there are events which would be reported by E-reports, if there were such reports, but which, in the absence of these, cannot be reported at all. It states that ... More


A Child is Crying (§§244–5)

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes how words refer to sensations through Wittgenstein's tale of the hurt child. The child, who hurts himself, cries; it is not he, but the adults around him, who make the ... More


Wittgenstein's Cloud: Of Unknowing (§246)

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines §246 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, which begins to question the conception of sensations as ‘private’. Wittgenstein seems essentially uninterested in the ... More


Privacy, Patience, and Pictures: First Methodological Interlude (§§248, 251–2)

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the internal structure of the (interrupted) reflection on the status of the conclusions established in §246. Wittgenstein offers two pairs of propositions that he explicitly ... More


Wittgenstein's Diarist: Three Readings (§258)

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter analyzes §258. It considers the question: can the diarist establish a meaning for his term ‘S’? If so, it must be possible to define that meaning, for the grammar of meaning is such that ... More


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