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The Bad Argument: One of the Biggest Mistakes in Philosophy in the Past Several Centuries

John R. Searle

in Seeing Things as They Are: A Theory of Perception

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199385157
eISBN:
9780199394197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385157.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter presents a bare-bones account of a correct theory of perception and of the mistakes that preceded it. It considers arguments for the rejection of “Direct Realism,” sometimes called ... More


World in Mind: Extending Phenomenal Character and Resisting Skepticism

Heather Logue

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/9780198809630.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

I will begin this paper by sketching a view according to which perceptual phenomenal character is “extended”, in the sense of literally incorporating mind-independent entities in the subject’s ... More


Taking Students to the Field: Barbados

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

in In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter describes the experiences of the field school students the authors have taken to the island of Barbados over a 20-year period. There each student lives in a separate rural village with ... More


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