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The Work of Charles Travis: A Contemporary Overview

John Collins and Tamara Dobler

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter explains the leading ideas of Charles Travis in relation to three main topics and offers first-pass responses to some general objections to Travis’s general philosophical orientation to ... More


On Content and Context: Context-Sensitivity and Some of Its Critics

Putnam Hilary

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the ways in which Travis’s ‘context-sensitive semantics’, and the non-reductionist picture of thinking developed in connection with that idea, have influenced some of the ... More


Are the Senses Silent?: Travis’s Argument from Looks

Keith A. Wilson

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Many philosophers and scientists take perceptual experience, whatever else it involves, to be representational. In ‘The Silence of the Senses’, Charles Travis argues that this view involves a kind of ... More


The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

John Collins and Tamara Dobler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The work of Charles Travis belongs to the analytical tradition, yet is also radically at odds with many assumptions characteristic of the tradition. Such an approach, while being at odds with some ... More


Perceiving Language: Issues between Travis and Chomsky

John Collins

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Charles Travis seeks to forge a concord between Frege, McDowell, and Chomsky. The three thinkers all profoundly reject empiricism in the guise of rejecting of what Travis calls the Martian Principle. ... More


Travis on Frege, Kant, and the Given: Comments on ‘Unlocking the Outer World’

John McDowell

in In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809630
eISBN:
9780191846908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809630.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Travis thinks my view that there is a myth, the Myth of the Given, to be avoided is based on a conception that would entail that our conceptual capacities cannot make contact with the non-conceptual. ... More


Wittgenstein, Dummett, and Travis: Theorizing about Logic, Language, and Meaning

Oskari Kuusela

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses differences between the Wittgensteinian account of content developed by Travis and systematic theories of meaning and language. These theories aspire to explain knowledge of ... More


Contemporary “Contextualism” and the Twilight of Representationalism

Avner Baz

in The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter considers the bearing of contemporary semantic “contextualism”—as championed by philosophers such as David Lewis and Charles Travis—on the philosophical method of cases. In maintaining ... More


What is the Myth of the Given?

Johan Gersel

in In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809630
eISBN:
9780191846908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809630.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

McDowell defends conceptualism about experiential content by arguing that contrary views of experience are forms of the Myth of the Given. The direct realist view of experience, which rejects ... More


Contextualism and Singular Reference

François Recanati

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the relations between three approaches to the referential/attributive distinction: the Gricean approach advocated by Kripke and others, the two-dimensional approach pioneered ... More


Experiential Pluralism and the Power of Perception

Mark Eli Kalderon

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter the apparent inadequacy of what Charles Travis calls the Stuff-Happens model prompts an investigation of the different dependency relations that obtain between a perceptual capacity ... More


Fallibility for Infallibilists

Jason Leddington

in In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809630
eISBN:
9780191846908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809630.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Infallibilism is the view that knowledge requires conclusive grounds. Despite its intuitive appeal, most contemporary epistemology rejects Infallibilism; however, there is a strong minority tradition ... More


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