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Introduction

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199733477
eISBN:
9780199949823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s main theme, namely the ways in which findings and theories in the cognitive sciences can contribute to, and sometimes reshape, traditional philosophical ... More


Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Stephen Stich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199733477
eISBN:
9780199949823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This volume collects the best and most influential work on knowledge, rationality, and morality that Stephen Stich has published in the last forty years. All of the chapters here are concerned, in ... More


A Framework for the Psychology of Norms

Chandra Sekhar Sripada and Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199733477
eISBN:
9780199949823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers an account of the psychological mechanisms and processes underlying norms that integrate what is known and can serve as a framework for future research. The chapter is organized ... More


Moral Philosophy and Mental Representation

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199733477
eISBN:
9780199949823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is organized as follows. Sections I and II sketch two of the projects frequently pursued by moral philosophers, and the methods typically invoked in those projects. It is argued that ... More


The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Peter Ludlow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This work explores some of the many interesting philosophical issues that arise in the conduct of generative linguistics. There are three basic themes that are woven throughout the work. The first ... More


Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In cognitive science, conceptual content is frequently understood as the “meaning” of a mental representation. This position raises largely empirical questions about what concepts are, what form they ... More


Working Assumptions

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers some of the working assumptions about mental representations in relation to language. It begins by assuming that behaviorism is false root and branch; in the paradigm cases, ... More


Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

David J. Bennett and Christopher S. Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027786
eISBN:
9780262319270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this volume, cognitive scientists and philosophers examine two closely related aspects of mind and mental functioning: the relationships among the various senses and the links that connect ... More


Adaptive Thinking: Rationality in the Real World

Gerd Gigerenzer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195153729
eISBN:
9780199849222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153729.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Where do new ideas come from? What is social intelligence? Why do social scientists perform mindless statistical rituals? This vital book is about rethinking rationality as adaptive thinking: to ... More


Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology: Methodological Reflections

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter provides a lucid organization and examination of the main themes in Wittgenstein’s philosophy of psychology (mostly post-Investigations). This chapter is a study in Wittgenstein’s ... More


Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences

John Protevi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681013
eISBN:
9781452948713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681013.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Life, War, Earth is excitingly speculative yet empirically responsible. Protevi shows that Deleuze’s ontology of the virtual, intensive, and actual [or just “Deleuze’s philosophy”] helps us ... More


Concepts Misconstrued

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the main theories of concepts that are currently on offer in the cognitive science literature. So much of the cognitive science literature is devoted to the nature of concepts, ... More


Action Theory Meets Embodied Cognition

Adams Fred

in Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0124
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is primarily concerned with embodied cognition, which is becoming a popular perspective in the field of cognitive science. This chapter examines the problem caused for the received view ... More


The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199836963
eISBN:
9780199362547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199836963.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Mind

Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality, the vehicle of self-expression, and the engine of progress in every human endeavor. It also raises a wealth of philosophical ... More


The Granularity Problem

John Protevi

in Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681013
eISBN:
9781452948713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681013.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6, on the “granularity problem,” looks at the way in which the production of large-scale patterns of individual consciousness can often be analyzed in terms of subjectification practices that ... More


Contrarian Semantics

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the main theories of concepts that are currently on offer in the cognitive science literature and argues that they are all irredeemably wrong-headed: they all presuppose a more ... More


Adding Deleuze to the Mix

John Protevi

in Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681013
eISBN:
9781452948713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681013.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 7, “Adding Deleuze to the Mix,” reworks an article for the specialist journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences; it makes the case that Deleuze’s ontology can help with questions about ... More


Introducing: The Philosophy of Creativity

Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman

in The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199836963
eISBN:
9780199362547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199836963.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Mind

This is the opening chapter to The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays. It argues that since creativity is such a significant aspect of the human experience, and since it raises a wealth of ... More


Cognitive Science and Moral Philosophy: Challenging Scientistic Overreach

William FitzPatrick

in Scientism: Prospects and Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190462758
eISBN:
9780190462772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462758.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Can empirical work in cognitive science and moral psychology impact issues of general theoretical relevance to moral philosophy? Some think it can. They take it to underwrite debunking arguments ... More


Deleuze and the Sciences

John Protevi

in Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681013
eISBN:
9781452948713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681013.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Introduction has two sections. The first section presents a crisp and clear treatment of Deleuze’s ontology. Careful definition of terms and numerous concrete examples help the reader grasp the ... More


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