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Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251582
eISBN:
9780191598012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251584.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowledge and Reality brings together a selection of Colin McGinn's philosophical essays from the mid 1970s to the late 1990s, whose unifying theme is the relation between mind and ... More


The Unity of Understanding: A Study in Kantian Problems

Hubert Schwyzer

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248293
eISBN:
9780191681110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248293.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about Kant's account of human understanding, of our capacity to form concepts of, and to be conscious of, things in the world. It argues that the conditions which Kant lays down for ... More


Representation

Declan Smithies

in The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199917662
eISBN:
9780199345588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199917662.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 2 explores the relationship between consciousness and mental representation. Section 2.1 argues for a version of representationalism, the thesis that consciousness is a kind of mental ... More


Spinoza, Thoughtful Teleology, and the Causal Significance of Content

Richard N. Manning

in Spinoza: Metaphysical Themes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195128154
eISBN:
9780199786008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512815X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay contends that Jonathan Bennett gave a passive reading of conatus, and that he misunderstood Spinoza’s conception of mental representation, mistakenly attributing to Spinoza the common, ... More


Functions Between Reasons and Causes: On Picturing

Johanna Seibt

in Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In ‘Empiricism of the Philosophical Mind’ (EPM) Sellars argues that mental contents as such cannot be caused, rejecting the empiricist notion of mental representation. In Sellars's view perceivers ... More


Attitudes in Context

Mark Richard

in Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557950
eISBN:
9780191747267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends the author's ‘Propositional Attitudes’ (and chapter 5) against criticisms by Crimmins; amends the account of representations employed in therein; compares the author’s and John ... More


The Objects of Thought

Tim Crane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682744
eISBN:
9780191762970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book addresses the ancient question of how it is possible to think about what does not exist. It is argued that the representation of the non-existent is a pervasive feature of our thought about ... More


The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Susanna Schellenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Perception is our key to the world. It plays at least three different roles in our lives. It justifies beliefs and provides us with knowledge of our environment. It brings about conscious mental ... More


In Defense of Perceptual Content

Susanna Schellenberg

in The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 5 takes a step back and traces the way in which excessive demands on the notion of perceptual content invite an austere relationalist account of perception. It argues that any account that ... More


Intentionality

Michael Pelczar

in Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732655
eISBN:
9780191796883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732655.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 11 argues that it is possible to reduce facts about mental representation to facts of a broadly phenomenological nature. The key intuition behind this suggestion is that it is impossible for ... More


How I Say What You Think

Mark Richard

in Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557950
eISBN:
9780191747267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A semantics for attitude verbs and ‘that’-terms is given in this chapter. The terms name fusions of linguistic items and Russellian referents; the verbs are treated as contextually sensitive. The ... More


Content Particularism

Susanna Schellenberg

in The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 3 distinguishes four ways one might account for perceptual particular. We can take an epistemic approach and understand perceptual particularity in terms of a special epistemic relation to ... More


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