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Direct Perceptual Realism II: Non‐Conceptual Content

Robert Hanna

in Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285549
eISBN:
9780191713965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the ‘direct’ aspect of direct perceptual realism, and in particular, Kant's theory of non-conceptual perceptual content. A cognition is direct in the Kantian sense if and only ... More


Meaning and Intentional Content

Alan Millar

in Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops the idea that there is a normative dimension to all propositional attitudes in virtue of the fact that these attitudes have conceptual content. The starting point is Kripke’s ... More


Information Processing, Phenomenal Consciousness, and Molyneux's Question

John Campbell

in Thought, Reference, and Experience: Themes from the Philosophy of Gareth Evans

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199248964
eISBN:
9780191719387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248964.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses some of the central issues raised by Evans's paper ‘Molyneux's question’, exploring how Evans's approach to Molyneux's question is informed by his account of the content of ... More


Perceptual Experience

Tamar Szabo Gendler and John Hawthorne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The topic of perceptual experience lies at the center of a number of important debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the psychology of perception. In recent years, it has become one of ... More


Reasons Require Conceptual Contents

Bill Brewer

in Perception and Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that reasons require conceptual contents. That is to say, a person has a reason for believing something only if he is in some mental state or other with a representational content that is ... More


Development

Caroline Jenkins

in Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231577
eISBN:
9780191716102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter consists in development of some of the key ideas of the previous chapter. It begins by showing how an arithmetical epistemology along the lines suggested in the previous chapter sits ... More


Interpretation

Vyvyan Evans

in How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is concerned with the final compositional process in LCCM Theory: interpretation. Interpretation involves activation of conceptual content, in a way that is in keeping with the ... More


What Is Conceptual Understanding?

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with an overview and a taxonomy of philosophical accounts of intentionality and conceptual understanding. Differences among these views often cause confusion: debates between John ... More


 A Coherent Common Sense View

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by bringing out three common mistakes that lie behind the various arguments against ordinary objects discussed in this book. It goes on to suggest that all of these mistakes may ... More


De-sophisticating the Framework

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

If the basic package (equivalently, being a decider) requires not only the capacity to acquire and use information, but to do so in a sense which involves the ability to represent the world and to ... More


The Cognitive Science of Practical Knowledge

Jason Stanley

in Know How

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that the cognitive science of the knowledge behind skilled action is consistent with the view of knowing how, and its relation to skill, argued for in the book. First, the chapter ... More


The Core of a Theory

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter posits that a truth-conditional account would meet the externalism condition of content. It also accounts content in terms of the attribution of truth. Kripke discussed a ... More


Phenomenology and Semantics

Andrew Inkpin

in Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262033916
eISBN:
9780262333955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on Heidegger’s claim (chapter 2) that propositional content has a prepredicative foundation to assess the relationship between a phenomenological approach to language and ... More


What is a Theory of Content?

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the content of propositional attitudes. It also examines conceptual content and informational content. A reduction of the concepts of content must meet the condition of ... More


Nonconceptual Content

Kristina Musholt

in Thinking about Oneself: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029209
eISBN:
9780262329767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029209.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the distinction between conceptual and nonconceptual content and presents several arguments in favour of nonconceptual content. It argues that the ... More


Truth in Virtue of Intentionality, Or, The Return of the Analytic-Synthetic Distinction

Robert Hanna

in Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198716297
eISBN:
9780191785009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716297.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is the analytic-synthetic distinction? According to the contemporary Kantian conception offered in this book, it is the categorically sharp contrast between two fundamentally different kinds of ... More


Intentionalism and Troubling Peculiar Perceptual Content

J. Christopher Maloney

in What It Is Like To Perceive: Direct Realism and the Phenomenal Character of Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190854751
eISBN:
9780190854782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854751.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Defending intentionalism, some argue that perceptual content is idiosyncratically nonconceptual: conceptually innocent; defiant of verbalization; or too richly fine-grained for subsumption under ... 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


Applications and Extensions

Dominic Gregory

in Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653737
eISBN:
9780191761294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter aims to give the reader a fuller sense of the theory of distinctively sensory content presented in the previous chapter, by showing how it may be used to handle examples of various sorts ... More


Towards a ‘Machiavellian’ theory of emotional appraisal 1

PAUL E. GRIFFITHS

in Emotion, Evolution, and Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528975
eISBN:
9780191689604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528975.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter takes up the idea that emotions are appraisals — that is, responses to features of the environment that concern human beings. It argues that neurological and experimental psychological ... More


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