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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


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


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


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


Merleau-Ponty and the Problem of Synaesthesia

André J. Abath

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/9780199688289.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Merleau-Ponty’s account of synaesthesia as presented in his Phenomenology of Perception. The chapter argues, first, that this account is unsuccessful in dealing with what will ... More


Sensory Memories and Recollective Images

Dominic Gregory

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/9780198717881.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Sensory memories’ revolve around sensory mental images that seem to us to correspond to how things were on specific occasions during our own lives. Many of our sensory memories seem to reflect the ... More


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