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 Problems of Vagueness

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Unger's sorites-style argument against ordinary objects relies on the vagueness of the associated terms. While standard solutions to the problems of vagueness are often accused of being ad hoc, this ... More


Non‐Etiological Mind‐Based Externalism

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/9780199534999.003.0006
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 and in which history is not crucial. It argues that the asymmetric dependence ... More


Concept Externalism, Originalism and Privileged Access

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses the question whether we have infallible knowledge of comparative content (we don’t), whether we have privileged access to our own thoughts (originalism is consistent with an ... More


Phenomenal Unity: Mereology

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter develops and defends a mereologically‐based account of phenomenal unity, according to which experiences are phenomenally unified with each other when they are parts of a single ... More


Phenomenal Unity: Closure

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The chapter examines an account of phenomenal unity that appeals to the closure of phenomenal content under conjunction—‘closure,’ for short. The chapter begins by locating closure within the context ... More


Direct Activity

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The basic package is necessary for perceptual consciousness but seems not to be sufficient. What is also necessary is ‘direct activity’: a special feature of the way events constituting incoming ... More


Natural Theories of Consciousness

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Works its way through a variety of different accounts of phenomenal consciousness, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each. At the heart of the chapter is an extended critical examination of ... More


Aesthetic Experience, Intentionality, and the Form of Representation

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

There are two steps offered to us in the process of aesthetic appreciation. One step is the creation of new content in the exemplarization of the conscious experience arising from aesthetic attention ... More


Transparency and the Unity of Experience

John O’Dea

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The main focus of this chapter is the theory of phenomenal unity as proposed by Michael Tye. Michael Tye is a representationalist who holds the view that phenomenal properties are intentional ... More


Assessing Three Close Rivals

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter can be considered as an additional argument by elimination in support for the HOT Thesis. It would be impossible to attempt to refute all, or most, philosophical theories of ... More


“Let My Body Be Buried Here”: A Long View of Chinese Immigrants in the American West

Adrian Praetzellis and Mary Praetzellis

in Chinese Diaspora Archaeology in North America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066356
eISBN:
9780813065403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066356.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter suggests that archaeologists consider age and diversity of the immigrant experience in their interpretations. Many Chinese immigrants abroad changed their attitudes toward the host ... More


The need for a theory

Peter Carruthers

in Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843702
eISBN:
9780191884450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843702.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The present chapter argues that the problem of animal consciousness can’t be tackled directly, without commitment to any particular theory of consciousness. In the course of doing so, it discusses ... More


Global-workspace theory

Peter Carruthers

in Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843702
eISBN:
9780191884450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843702.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The present chapter outlines and defends the empirical case supporting global-workspace theory as the best account of the functional/neural correlates of consciousness, at least. The chapter explains ... More


Explaining the “hard” problem

Peter Carruthers

in Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843702
eISBN:
9780191884450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843702.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter shows that global-workspace theory can be developed into a satisfying, fully reductive explanation of phenomenal consciousness. It shows how globally broadcast nonconceptual content ... More


Experience, Process, Continuity, and Boundary

Matthew Soteriou

in Process, Action, and Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198777991
eISBN:
9780191823435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777991.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses what account should be given of the ontology of perceptual accomplishments that take time (such as listening to a musical performance). The following questions are addressed. ... More


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