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Aesthetic Functionalism

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter puts forward a view of the metaphysics of art that delivers conditions for the identity or survival of a work of art across time. This metaphysics is a consequence of the Aesthetic ... More


Peeling Off Our Conscious Lives

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents a fictive experiment in which a person named Harry voluntarily undergoes neurosurgical operations by which various cognitive processes are reversibly abolished. This paves the ... More


Philosophical and Future Perspectives

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Here we review the philosophical implications of the theory presented in previous chapters, and its consequences for future research. This leads us to demarcate the current theory from classical ... More


Mythological Considerations

Daniel Peretti

in Superman in Myth and Folklore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The conclusion of the book uses the concept of myth—and the folkloristic approach to myth—to tie together the themes and concepts from previous chapters. Starting with concepts derived from Roland ... More


‘Things’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in Past Imperfect: Time and African Decolonization, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348400
eISBN:
9781800852266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348400.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the 1953 film Les Statues meurent aussi by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais. The film was commissioned by Présence Africaine, the publisher and academic journal, which would ... More


Environmental Regionalism in the Caspian Sea: A Functionalist Approach

Agha Bayramov

in Globalizing Regionalism and International Relations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529217148
eISBN:
9781529217179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529217148.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is argued that the new literature on comparative regionalism should keep away from classical functionalism because it is an idealistic theory and it does not supposed to explain regional ... More


Armstrong's Materialist Theory of Mind

Peter Anstey and David Braddon-Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192843722
eISBN:
9780191926334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Bringing together some of the world’s leading philosophers of mind as well as some exciting emerging philosophers, this volume examines origins, impacts, and contemporary relevance of one of the ... More


The Site of Paradise

María C. Gaztambide

in El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781683400707
eISBN:
9781683400851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400707.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 maps how petroleum development revenue allowed Venezuelans to acquire and not produce the same type of modernity that had been created elsewhere in response to vastly different conditions. ... More


Constructivism in the USA: machine art and architecture at the Little Review exhibitions

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the putative area of ‘American Constructivism’, a formation that did not have any organisational substance but existed as a number of respectively interconnected and discrete ... More


Introduction

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter has three parts. First, it explores why angels have been overlooked in previous scholarship about Christianity in late antiquity. Second, it explains the methodological underpinnings of ... More


Missteps on the Road Toward Macrocognition

Bryce Huebner

in Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199926275
eISBN:
9780199347193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter discusses two cases where the informational architecture of a distributed system yields robust patterns of collective behavior, but where we have no good reason to posit a unified ... More


Is Collective Mentality Intuitively Implausible?

Bryce Huebner

in Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199926275
eISBN:
9780199347193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter focuses on commonsense and philosophical worries about collective consciousness and collective personhood. The arguments in this chapter proceed in a highly theoretical way, leading up ... More


Restoring a Natural Order

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

A few years ago I came down a backcountry road in Wisconsin looking for a place where a man had given his life. The road had once been the route of pioneers moving west, then a farm road running ... More


Must Functionalists Be Aristotelians?

Robert C. Koons and Alexander Pruss

in Causal Powers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796572
eISBN:
9780191837838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796572.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Functionalism in the theory of mind requires an account of function that has a normative component—mere conditional connection (whether indicative or sub-junctive) is not enough. For instance, a ... More


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