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Thinking about Consciousness

David Papineau

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243822
eISBN:
9780191598166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243824.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Elaborates a materialist view of consciousness. The central thesis of the book is that while conscious states are material, we humans have two quite different ways of thinking about them. We can ... More


Against Etiological Semantics

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses externalist theories of mental content that do not involve the mediation of thought by language but in which history is crucial. It argues that the etiological teleosemantics ... More


The Dynamics of Files

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Papineau's critique of the analogy between perceptual concepts and indexicals is discussed. The accumulation of information across encounters with an object does not establish that a single file ... More


Property and Event Dualism

Richard Swinburne

in Mind, Brain, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662562
eISBN:
9780191748394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662562.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Mental properties and so their instantiations in substances, mental events, are ones to which one substance has a privileged access; physical properties and so physical events are ones to which ... More


Cognitive dynamics: A new look at an old problem

François Recanati

in Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter offers an elaboration and defense of the mental-file approach to singular thought. Mental files are supposed to account for both cognitive significance and coreference de jure. But these ... More


Thinking Fast

Barbara Gail Montero

in Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199596775
eISBN:
9780191822308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596775.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How is it possible to think when one’s actions must occur at lightning-fast speeds? This chapter questions whether there are situations—such as race car driving, warfare, and emergency room ... More


Cognitive Dynamics

François Recanati

in Mental Files in Flux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790358
eISBN:
9780191837029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790358.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Mental files are supposed to account for both cognitive significance and coreference de jure. But these two roles generate conflicting constraints: files must be fine-grained to play the first role, ... More


Irish Patriotes

Jane G.V. McGaughey

in Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration, and the Irish in the Canadas, 1798-1841

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621860
eISBN:
9781800341784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621860.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how codes of manliness and the culture of masculinity in Lower Canada revealed themselves in the public career of Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan, the final editor of The Vindicator ... More


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