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Pragmatic Mental Imagery

Bence Nanay

in Between Perception and Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199695379
eISBN:
9780191760747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695379.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Pragmatic representations are perceptual states that attribute action-properties. Pragmatic mental imagery is mental imagery that attributes action-properties. Pragmatic mental imagery can serve as ... More


Cultural Exclusion and the Definition of Art

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter proposes that formalist and Institutional approaches to the definition of art are both conceptually flawed and involve cultural exclusion in an unacceptable way. A sustained critical ... More


Imagery: Capacities and Mechanisms

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on mental imagery. It discusses the ways that imagery in various modes — particularly visual and motor imagery — are systematically related to their perceptual counterparts. It ... More


Imagistic Imagining Part I: Imagery, Attitude Imagining, and Recreative Imagining

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The relationship of attitude imagining to imagistic imagining is explored in depth. Formal characterizations are given of each. A nuanced definition of ‘mental imagery’ is developed as a means to ... More


Family and Friends

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the various phenomena that might, or might not, be kinds of recreative imaginings. Imagery, in its various forms, is, and so far are fantasy and supposition. Supposition is an ... More


Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Christopher Gauker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

At least since Locke, philosophers and psychologists have usually held that concepts arise out of sensory perceptions, thoughts are built from concepts, and language enables speakers to convey their ... More


Thought Experiments Rethought—and Reperceived

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the question of how contemplation of an imaginary scenario can lead to new knowledge about contingent features of the natural world—that is, how it can provide us with relevant ... More


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

Dominic Gregory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653737
eISBN:
9780191761294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Certain representations are bound in a special way to our sensory capacities, because the representations show things as looking or sounding or otherwise standing sensorily certain ways. Many ... More


Multimodal Mental Imagery and Perceptual Justification

Bence Nanay

in The Epistemology of Non-Visual Perception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190648916
eISBN:
9780190648947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648916.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There has been a lot of discussion about how the cognitive penetrability of perception may or may not have important implications for understanding perceptual justification. The aim of this chapter ... More


The Dominance of the Visual

Dustin Stokes and Stephen Biggs

in Perception and Its Modalities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Challenges have arisen to vision-centrism in perception-studies. This chapter argues that vision is indeed special, both psychologically and epistemically, as revealed in visual dominance of other ... More


Imagistic Imagining Part II: Hybrid Structure, Multiple Attitudes, and Daydreams

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that I-imaginings (viz., episodes of thought involving mental imagery) should be conceived of as hybrid states, involving both a mental image and a non-imagistic mental state of ... More


Superimposed Mental Imagery: On the Uses of Make-Perceive

Robert Eamon Briscoe

in Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198717881
eISBN:
9780191787355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717881.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Human beings have the capacity to ‘augment’ reality by superimposing mental imagery on the visually perceived scene, a capacity that is here referred to as make-perceive. In the first part of this ... More


Explaining Imagination

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The project of explaining imagination is introduced and motivated. A distinction is drawn between two kinds of imagining: attitude imagining (A-imagining) and imagistic imagining (I-imagining). While ... More


Explaining Imagination

Peter Langland-Hassan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Imagination will remain a mystery—we will not be able to explain imagination—until we can break it into simpler parts that are more easily understood. Explaining Imagination is a guidebook for doing ... More


Physiological Evidence and the Paradox of Fiction

Kathleen Stock

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophical aesthetics has increasingly turned towards empirical evidence to settle long-standing questions. Yet, surprisingly, given philosophers’ tendencies to cautious critical analysis, the use ... More


Questioning the Continuity Claim: What Difference Does Consciousness Make?

Charles Spence

Ophelia Deroy (ed.)

in Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199688289
eISBN:
9780191767609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688289.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many researchers argue or accept that crossmodal matchings or mappings, such as those that exist between pitch and brightness, and canonical cases of conscious synaesthesia lie at the two ends of a ... More


Is Consciousness a Trick or a Treat?

Jesse Prinz

in The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199367511
eISBN:
9780199367535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199367511.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Dennett often argues that consciousness is an illusion, which we should aim to explain away. But his debunking claims are rarely met with approval. This paper provides a strategy for demystifying ... More


The Imaginative Agent

Neil Van Leeuwen

in Knowledge Through Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Imagination contributes to human agency in ways that haven’t been well understood. This chapter argues that pathways from imagistic imagining to emotional engagement support three important agential ... More


On Choosing What to Imagine

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Knowledge Through Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

If imagination is subject to the will, in the sense that people choose the content of their own imaginings, how is it that one nevertheless can learn from what one imagines? This chapter argues for a ... More


Nietzsche’s Genealogie der Moral Pro and Contra Distributed Cognition

E. T. Troscianko

in Distributed Cognition in Victorian Culture and Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442244
eISBN:
9781474491075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442244.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Nietzsche’s writing and thought about the mind challenge some of the same Cartesian dichotomies that the more recent frameworks of 4E and distributed cognition do. Zur Genealogie der Moral (On the ... More


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