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Introduction

Ronald de Sousa

in Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189858
eISBN:
9780199868377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189858.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of rationality. It then discusses the difference between digital computers and analog computers, the origins and limits of ... More


The Tortoise and the Serpent: Sellars on the Structure of Empirical Knowledge

Michael Williams

in Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In ‘Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind’, (EPM) Sellars adumbrates an epistemological third way that avoids the pitfalls of the traditional alternatives — foundationalism and coherentism — while ... More


Indeterminism and Intelligibility

Helen Steward

in A Metaphysics for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter confronts the ‘Challenge from Chance’, which has always been the main difficulty faced by libertarianism. The problem is that it is difficult to see how the mere truth of indeterminism ... More


Responding to the Challenge from Chance: Some Objections

Helen Steward

in A Metaphysics for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with various objections to the solution to the Challenge from Chance that is offered in the previous chapter. The suggestion that a newly formulated version of the Challenge can ... More


Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Robert W. Lurz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016056
eISBN:
9780262298339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Animals live in a world of other minds, human and nonhuman, and their well-being and survival often depends on what is going on in the minds of these other creatures. But do animals know that other ... More


Our Own Minds: Sociocultural Grounds for Self-Consciousness

Radu J. Bogdan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026376
eISBN:
9780262289214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026376.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book takes a developmental perspective on consciousness—its functional design in particular—and proposes that children's functional capacity for consciousness is assembled during development out ... More


Decomposing the Will

Andy Clark, Julian Kiverstein, and Tillmann Vierkant (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746996
eISBN:
9780199332502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746996.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is growing evidence from the science of human behavior that our everyday, folk understanding of ourselves as conscious, rational, responsible agents may be radically mistaken. The science, some ... More


Phenomenal Dogmatism

Elijah Chudnoff

in Intuition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683000
eISBN:
9780191763113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683000.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The aim of this chapter is to set out a positive view of intuitive justification. It addresses two questions: (1) When, if ever, do our intuitions justify us in believing a proposition? (2) If our ... More


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