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 Knowing Spirits

John Russell Roberts

in A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the ramifications that the attribution to Berkeley of a use theory of meaning has for the interpretation of the divine language thesis, the relationship between individual ... More


Explaining Religious Experience

Charles Taliaferro

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter highlights the importance of methodology in order to explain the religious experience the same way with the philosophy of mind. It focuses on the works of Daniel Dennett such as ... More


: We Can Act Only Under the Idea of Freedom

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay has a two‐fold aim. One is to respond to Daniel Dennett's naturalistic treatment of the free will problem. According to Dennett, the idea of free will is reducible to a deliberator's ... More


Evolution and Christian Belief (2)

Alvin Plantinga

in Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812097
eISBN:
9780199928590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the claims of Daniel Dennett that current evolutionary theory is incompatible with Christian belief. It also briefly considers similar claims by Paul Draper and Philip Kitcher. ... More


Conclusion—Philosophy Enough

James Ladyman, Don Ross, David Spurrett, and John Collier

in Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276196
eISBN:
9780191706127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276196.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This conclusion criticizes Daniel Dennett for dividing reality into first-class illata and second-class abstracta, and argues that fundamental physics directly studies extra-representational real ... More


On What's in the Head

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237075
eISBN:
9780191598456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237073.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A criticism of internalism (and a defence of externalism) about the content of propositional attitudes. It is argued that the hypothesis that there is a notion of narrow content that might be used to ... More


Re-Imaging the Galapagos

Jil Evans

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores and compares the aesthetics and cogency of two images of the Galapagos Islands: a theistic and a naturalist view of the archipelago and nature itself. While naturalism seems ... More


Deliberative Libertarian Accounts

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Deliberative libertarian accounts allow that basic free actions may be causally determined by their immediate causal antecedents; indeterminism is required only at earlier points in the processes ... More


The Concept of a Natural Sign

C. Stephen Evans

in Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explicates the concept of a natural sign. The original Reidian concept of a natural sign is either a sensation or a perception that is causally linked “upstream” to what the sign ... More


Forward

Jeffrey Burton Russell

in Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195334586
eISBN:
9780199851423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334586.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The decline of heaven in the twentieth century was revealed by surveys that indicated the growth of atheism and indifference on the one hand, and the fragmentation of religion on the other. ... More


Militant Modern Atheism

Kitcher Philip

in Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899555
eISBN:
9780199980154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers blunt naturalism more directly, as it has emerged recently in the writings of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett. It argues that the militant ... More


The ideological uses of evolutionary biology in recent atheist apologetics

Alister E. Mcgrath

in Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608402
eISBN:
9780226608426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608426.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the first few years of the twenty-first century, a number of high-profile populist books offering an aggressively atheist critique of religion appeared. This “clustering” of prominent works of ... More


Seeming to Seem

David Rosenthal

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/9780199367511.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Dennett’s account of consciousness starts from third-person considerations. I argue this is wise, since beginning with first-person access precludes accommodating the third-person access we have to ... More


Music perception and musical consciousness

Eric Clarke

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0063
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter uses ideas from James Gibson's ecological approach to perception, Gerald Edelman's distinction between primary and higher-order consciousness, and Daniel Dennett's ‘multiple drafts’ ... 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


Pessimists, Pollyannas, and the New Compatibilism

Paul Russell

in The Limits of Free Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190627607
eISBN:
9780190627638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627607.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines a number of contemporary compatibilist views on freedom and responsibility. The discussion is organized around themes from Daniel Dennett’s influential compatibilist work, Elbow ... More


Dennett on Breaking the Spell

Lynne Rudder Baker

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/9780199367511.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Dennett’s has recently attempted to break the “spell” that prevents people from submitting their religious beliefs and practices to scientific investigation. But what spell is being broken? Religion ... More


The Cognitive-Scientific Revolution: Computationalism and the Problem of Mental Causation

Dan Arnold

in Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the “computational” models of cognitive-scientific physicalism developed by Daniel Dennett and Jerry Fodor, particularly insofar as these philosophers aim to account for ... More


Dennett on Intentional Systems

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Daniel Dennett has elaborated an interconnected—and increasingly influential—set of views on the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychology, and those parts of moral philosophy that deal with ... More


The Many Roles of the Intentional Stance

Tadeusz Zawidzki

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/9780199367511.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Can the intentional stance play all of the roles Dennett claims that it must play? There is reason for skepticism about the suitability of the intentional stance as an analysis of mature, ... More


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