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In Defence of Disjunctivism

Ram Neta

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

McDowell has offered a particular epistemological argument in favour of one version of disjunctivism about perception. This argument has been prominently criticized by Crispin Wright, and the ... More


Is the Idea of the First-Person Perspective Coherent?

Lynne Rudder Baker

in Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199914722
eISBN:
9780199347483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914722.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 7 considers two sources of doubt about the coherence of the robust first-person perspective. The first concerns the role of first-person perspectives as persistence conditions: you, ... More


The Semantic Theory of Colour Experience 1

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A standard philosophical approach to defining colour associates it with a ‘colour look‘ in standard circumstances. All extant plausible versions of this theory violate the condition that we should ... More


Unmasking and Dispositionalism: Reply to Mark Johnston

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a response to Mark Johnston’s ‘Subjectivism and Unmasking’, which was directed at the author’s book, The Quest for Reality. Johnston defends an ontological account of what ... More


The Failure of Disjunctivism to Deal with “Philosophers' Hallucinations”

Howard Robinson

in Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019200
eISBN:
9780262315050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019200.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter starts by restating the causal-hallucinatory argument against naive realism. This argument depends on the possibility of “philosophers' hallucinations.” It draws attention to the role of ... More


Brain Transplants, Animals, and Us

Paul F. Snowdon

in Persons, Animals, Ourselves

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719618
eISBN:
9780191788703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719618.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The preceding discussions have tried to show that there are no plausible examples of [A&~P] dissociations, and that most suggested categories of [P&~A] dissociations are also implausible. In both ... More


Revelations: On What Is Manifest in Visual Experience

Joseph T. Tolliver

in Knowledge and Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses several theses that are part of the commonsense conception of color as articulated by Mark Johnston, including paradigms, explanation, unity, perceptual availability, and ... More


Strengthening the Rejection of Transplant Arguments

Paul F. Snowdon

in Persons, Animals, Ourselves

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719618
eISBN:
9780191788703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719618.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter asks whether there are further reasons for being doubtful about the judgement that the subject or person goes with the brain in brain transplant cases. Some have argued that a case can ... More


The Remnant-Person Problem

Eric T. Olson

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses a serious problem for animalism, and shows that it has no really satisfying solution. Mark Johnston has argued that animalism, the view that we are animals, implies that ... More


Outerness without Ontological Commitment

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Numerous authors have claimed that color relationism is simply not compatible with the deliverances of introspectible experience. But is the non-relationality of color as easily recovered from ... More


Introduction: Alternative Conceptions of Divinity and Contemporary Analytic Philosophy of Religion

Andrei A. Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa

in Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198722250
eISBN:
9780191789090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers an introduction to the debate on alternative conceptions of God. It first briefly sketches the general commitments of the pantheistic and panentheistic conceptions of God, which ... More


The Self

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a metaphysics-first treatment of subjects and the first-person way of representing subjects. It develops a new explanation of the metaphysical principle that it is in the nature ... More


Being at the Centre

Jonardon Ganeri

in Virtual Subjects, Fugitive Selves: Fernando Pessoa and his philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198864684
eISBN:
9780191896729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864684.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We can begin to unravel the enigma of heteronymy if we note that a rather similar puzzle arises in the context of dreaming. I may certainly figure within my own dream, and there is therefore a ... More


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