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The Puzzle of Experience

J. J. Valberg

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242918
eISBN:
9780191680625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242918.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If we reason in a certain way about our experience, we are driven to the conclusion that what is present to us — the object of our experience — is something that exists only in so far as it is ... More


Reasons and Experience

Alan Millar

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242703
eISBN:
9780191680540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242703.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

There is a tendency in current philosophical thought to treat sensory experiences as a peculiar species of propositional attitude. This book argues against this view. While allowing that experiences ... More


Hume Variations

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book looks to David Hume for help in advancing our understanding of the mind. The book claims his Treatise of Human Nature as the foundational document of cognitive science: it launched the ... More


The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

Alfred R. Mele and Piers Rawling (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195145397
eISBN:
9780199752393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145399.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This volume is divided into two main parts. The first examines the nature of rationality broadly understood, which is customarily divided into the theoretical and the practical. Whereas theoretical ... More


Bundles

Eric T. Olson

in What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers Hume's proposal that we are made up entirely of particular mental states and events: the bundle view. An argument for the bundle view is based on the claim that the traditional ... More


On the (So‐called) Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance

Kendall Walton

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What has been called the ‘puzzle of imaginative resistance’, sometimes attributed to David Hume and discussed recently by Tamar Gendler and others, is actually a collection of related but distinct ... More


Imaginative Resistance Revisited

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The puzzle of imaginative resistance is the puzzle of explaining our comparative difficulty in imagining fictional worlds that we take to be morally deviant. The author of this chapter, Szabó ... More


Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility?

Stephen Yablo

in Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266463
eISBN:
9780191709111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the question of what conceivability is. It proposes an account that locates conceivability proper with respect to various subscripted impostors; makes for a revealing contrast ... More


David Hume: Objects and Power

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Hume is not a ‘Humean’ about causation. His key thesis is epistemological; he claims that all we can know of causation is regular succession. His claim is not ontological; he does not hold that ... More


Epistemology, Semantics, Ontology, and David Hume

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Hume is not a ‘Humean’ about causation. His key thesis is epistemological; he claims that all we can know of causation is regular succession. His claim is not ontological; he does not hold that ... More


The Evident Connexion: Hume on Personal Identity

Galen Strawson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608508
eISBN:
9780191729591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a new reading of Hume’s theory of personal identity — his ‘bundle theory’ of the self or mind — and his later rejection of that theory. Contrary to what many have supposed, Hume does ... More


Experiment, Imagination, and the Self

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter contrasts two methodologies for thinking about the nature of self, neither of which are fully satisfactory. The method of philosophical naturalism, which affirms a continuity between ... More


Preamble Naturalism and Hume's Law

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Emotional Construction of Morals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199571543
eISBN:
9780191702075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571543.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Morality is a normative domain concerned with how the world ought to be, not how it is. The investigation of morality seems to require a methodology that differs from the methods used in the ... More


Temporal Awareness

Sean Dorrance Kelly

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The problem of temporal awareness manifests itself in many ways: in our experience of the passage of time, in our experience of the movement of objects across space, in our experience of temporally ... More


Hume's Cognitive Theory of Pride

Donald Davidson

in Essays on Actions and Events

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246274
eISBN:
9780191715198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246270.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Davidson works Hume's remarks on pride into a coherent propositional theory free from Hume's ‘epistemological machinery’. Hume claims that the causal basis for feeling pride is a belief relating the ... More


The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Udo Thiel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self-consciousness and personal identity are fundamental features of human subjectivity. Even present-day discussions of these issues in philosophy of mind are strongly influenced by the conceptual ... More


Metaphysics: The Question of Fact, 1

Galen Strawson

in Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198250067
eISBN:
9780191712593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250067.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the thin conception, according to which a subject of experience is something that exists only if experience exists of which it is the subject. It explores ... More


Antinomy and Truth

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It seems that there is a fundamental sense in which we cannot be truly free or ultimately morally responsible agents. But does this matter? Certainly we want to be free, but do we really want to be ... More


In Defense of Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Too often, since the 19th century, sensitivity is dismissed as mere “sentimentality” in philosophy and in literature. It is charged that sentimentality is distorting, self-indulgent, self-deceptive. ... More


Sympathy and Vengeance: The Role of Feelings in Justice

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Justice is typically treated in philosophy and political science as a matter of theory and reasoning. I argue instead for a conception of justice (and injustice) based first of all on emotions, in ... More


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