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Powers: A Study in Metaphysics

George Molnar

Stephen Mumford (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204175
eISBN:
9780191695537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book sees that the solution to a number of the problems of contemporary philosophy lies in the development of an alternative to Hume's metaphysics. This alternative would have real causal powers ... More


Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

David Woodruff Smith and Amie L. Thomasson (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophical work on the mind flowed in two streams through the 20th century: phenomenology and analytic philosophy. The phenomenological tradition began with Brentano and was developed by such ... More


To Be and/or Not to Be: The Objects of Meinong and Husserl

Peter Simons and David Bell

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Meinong’s theory of objects and Husserl’s formal ontology are divergent but cognate responses to Brentano’s flawed theory of intentional inexistence. While Meinong emphasized objects and their ... More


The Immanence Theory of Intentionality

Johannes L. Brandl

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/9780199272457.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the immanence theory of intentionality that Brentano put forward is not so unreasonable as its many critics have taken it to be. This chapter provides a charitable reading of ... More


Mind

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mind is still the most challenging existent to pin down ontologically. I uphold the idea that the mental is identical with states and processes in the brain. The once widely held idea that it is ... More


Directedness

George Molnar

in Powers: A Study in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204175
eISBN:
9780191695537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains an essential feature of power properties: directedness, which provides a direction to a particular manifestation. The chapter contends that the connection between power and ... More


Intentional Attitudes and Relations

A. N. Prior

in Objects of Thought

Published in print:
1971
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243540
eISBN:
9780191680694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243540.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

From objects of thought in the sense of ‘what we think’, this chapter now turns to objects of thought in the more natural sense of what we think of or about. It discusses ‘thinking of’ as a genuine ... More


Signification and Thought

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In De Anima, Aristotle develops an analogy between perception and thought. This is based, I argue, on his account of what causally determines the object (or content) of the relevant perception or ... More


Truth and Justifiability

Wolfgang Künne

in Conceptions of Truth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241316
eISBN:
9780191597831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241317.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

According to alethic anti‐realism, truth does not outrun justifiability. I first expound three classical versions of alethic anti‐realism,––Brentano's foundationalism, neo‐Hegelian and neopositivist ... More


Classic Objections to Hedonism

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Seven classic objections to hedonism are presented and explained. Each is carefully formulated as an objection to the Default Hedonism introduced in Ch. 2. The objections are based on (a) the idea ... More


Aesthetic Experience, Intentionality, and the Form of Representation

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

There are two steps offered to us in the process of aesthetic appreciation. One step is the creation of new content in the exemplarization of the conscious experience arising from aesthetic attention ... More


Fitting-attitude Analysis

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

in Personal Value

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603787
eISBN:
9780191729294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We cherish, promote, desire etc, what is valuable which might suggest that are numerous value concepts—one each, say, for objects that ought to be cherished, promoted, etc. This chapter considers a ... More


Introduction

Paul Horwich

in Meaning

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238249
eISBN:
9780191597725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823824X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

We begin by mentioning various important philosophical problems whose solutions call for an account of meaning: problems concerning the nature of truth, thought, justification, and philosophy. The ... More


Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book emphasizes that folk and fairy tales are meant to undergo constant transformations to the point of becoming unrecognizable. My book questions the received idea that classical tales such as ... More


Brentano's Philosophical System: Mind, Being, Value

Uriah Kriegel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198791485
eISBN:
9780191850493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791485.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This is a book about the late-nineteenth-century/early-twentieth-century Austro-German philosopher Franz Brentano. It attempts to present Brentano’s philosophical system, especially as it pertains to ... More


Brentano's Mind

Mark Textor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199685479
eISBN:
9780191765636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685479.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Brentano is one of the ‘grandfathers’ of philosophy of mind. His work influenced analytic philosophers like Russell and Chisholm as well as phenomenologists like Husserl and Sartre and continues to ... More


Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Anthony J. Lisska

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents an analysis of the principal texts used by Thomas Aquinas in developing his theory of perception. Little work has been devoted principally to his theory of perception and less ... More


Perception, Self-Awareness, and Intentionality

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Buddhist epistemological analysis of ‘self-awareness’ underscores a conception of consciousness that takes into account not only its phenomenal content but also its phenomenal character. This ... More


The Fairy, the Myrtle, and the Myrtle-Maiden: From Basile to the Grimms and Brentano

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is a central chapter in my book. It examines how the Brothers Grimm and Clemens Brentano, three main figures of German Romanticism, interprets Basile’s The Tale of Tales and in particular the ... More


How to Undo The Tale of Tales: Brentano and the End of Fairy Tales

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Clemens Brentano’s transcriptions of Anna Katharina Emmerick’s visions. She was a mystic whose raptures Brentano transcribed in order to prove her sanctity. This chapter ... More


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