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Attention Is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology

Christopher Mole

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384529
eISBN:
9780199872817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384529.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book presents a theory of attention. According to this theory the relationship between attention and the processes executed in the brain is analogous to the relationship between unison and the ... More


Sameness and Difference

Katherine Hawley

in How Things Persist

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the center of stability is how things persist amidst varying state of changes from the casual process of daily routine and endurance of an object specifically explained in the example of a book ... More


The Nature of Experiential Intentionality: II. An Adverbial Theory

Uriah Kriegel

in The Sources of Intentionality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742974
eISBN:
9780199914449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742974.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter develops a separate promising account of experiential intentionality, as free of any tracking-based relations. This is the adverbial theory of experiential intentionality. After laying ... More


Toward a General Theory of Intentionality

Uriah Kriegel

in The Sources of Intentionality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742974
eISBN:
9780199914449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742974.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

A “general theory of intentionality” is one that tells us, for any intentional item whatsoever, what makes it an intentional item at all (rather than a non-intentional item) and what makes it the ... More


The Underlying Metaphysical Issue

Christopher Mole

in Attention Is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384529
eISBN:
9780199872817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384529.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Bradley and James’s disagreement as to how the explanation of attention should proceed can be traced to a disagreement about the metaphysical category in which attention belongs. This chapter gives ... More


Primitive Colors: A Case Study in Neo-pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception

Joshua Gert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785910
eISBN:
9780191840579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book is both an account of the nature of color and color perception, and an exercise in neo-pragmatist theorizing. Neo-pragmatism rejects representationalism, which is the standard strategy for ... More


Active Color

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/9780262029087.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The previous chapter argued that relationism is the general approach that best meshes with a scientific understanding of perceptual utility and success. The next task is to outline the specific ... More


True Colors

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/9780262029087.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses some obvious objections to color adverbialism which arise from considering the dominant theories within the philosophy of perception, such as the problem of perceptual error. ... 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


Why Direct Realism Needs Objective Secondary Qualities

Christopher A. Shrock

in Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417846
eISBN:
9781474438650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417846.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Which of the three premises of the Problem of Secondary Qualities should we dismiss for the sake of Direct Realism? Surprisingly, the Non-Physicality Thesis. Attempts to reject the Spreading ... More


Berkeley on the Objects of Perception

Jennifer Smalligan Marušić

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the first of the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Hylas distinguishes two parts or aspects of every perception, namely a sensation, which is an act of mind, and an object immediately ... More


Personal Identity and Impersonal Ethics

Tim Campbell

in Principles and Persons: The Legacy of Derek Parfit

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893994
eISBN:
9780191915147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893994.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On the Reductionist View, the fact of a person’s existence and that of her identity over time just consist in the holding of certain more particular facts about physical and mental events and the ... More


Beyond Brain Mechanisms: Attention Is a Subject-Level Phenomenon

Sebastian Watzl

in Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199658428
eISBN:
9780191839283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658428.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Attention is a central and scientifically well-studied aspect of our minds. This chapter argues that despite the wealth of scientific knowledge about the behavioral and cognitive effects of attention ... More


Visual Awareness and Visual Qualia*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There seems to be an unbridgeable gulf between the physical realm and the qualitative realm, but this intuition can be explained away, and all of the philosophical arguments for property dualism can ... More


Intentionality

Uriah Kriegel

in Brentano's Philosophical System: Mind, Being, Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198791485
eISBN:
9780191850493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791485.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues for two main claims. First, it is argued that, unlike the notion of intentionality central to modern philosophy of mind, Brentano’s notion of intentionality has nothing to do with ... More


A Hybrid View

Joshua Gert

in Primitive Colors: A Case Study in Neo-pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785910
eISBN:
9780191840579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785910.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a hybrid view of color that depends on a view of objective color that can be called “the multiple-aspect view.” The multiple-aspect view of color holds that we can perceive the ... More


Neopragmatism and Philosophy of Perception

Joshua Gert

in Purpose and Procedure in Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198853534
eISBN:
9780191887956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853534.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Neopragmatism is an anti-metaphysical approach to philosophical problems. It addresses such problems by taking the focus off of metaphysics, and turning it onto language. That is, the neopragmatist ... More


Perceptual Experience and Physicalism

Laura Gow

in Purpose and Procedure in Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198853534
eISBN:
9780191887956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853534.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although there is much disagreement within the philosophy of perception, there is one thing that the majority of philosophers agree on: our philosophical account of perceptual experience should be ... More


Real Direct Realism: Reflections on Perception

Galen Strawson

in Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception, and Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198712718
eISBN:
9780191781049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712718.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter makes a number of arguments. Direct realism is true, when properly understood. The issue of its truth or falsity must be kept separate from the issue of scepticism regarding an external ... More


Introspection, Adverbialism, and Rich Contents

David Papineau

in The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198862390
eISBN:
9780191894947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862390.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The qualitative view is distinguished from sense-datum theories. Introspection is distinguished from attention. An account of sensory introspection is developed. A new theory of phenomenal concepts ... More


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