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Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Tamar Szabó Gendler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This volume consists of fourteen chapters that focus on a trio of interrelated themes. First: what are the powers and limits of appeals to intuition in supporting or refuting various sorts of claims? ... More


Alief and Belief

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter introduces and argues for the importance of a cognitive state that the author calls alief. Roughly speaking, an alief is a mental state with associatively linked content that is ... More


Alief in Action (and Reaction)

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the notion of alief: an innate or habitual propensity to respond to an apparent stimulus in a particular way. Recognizing the role that alief plays in our cognitive repertoire ... More


Pragmatic Mental Imagery

Bence Nanay

in Between Perception and Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199695379
eISBN:
9780191760747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695379.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Pragmatic representations are perceptual states that attribute action-properties. Pragmatic mental imagery is mental imagery that attributes action-properties. Pragmatic mental imagery can serve as ... More


Knowledge, Certainty, Truth, Belief, and Alief

Mark Grimshaw and Tom Garner

in Sonic Virtuality: Sound as Emergent Perception

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199392834
eISBN:
9780199392858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392834.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Psychology of Music

Chapter 4 deals with knowledge, certainty, truth, belief, and alief in the context of their contribution to the emergence of sound as a perception. In particular, the sounds perceived through the ... More


Moral Phenomenology

Uriah Kriegel

in The Varieties of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199846122
eISBN:
9780190238353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846122.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In recent metaethics, there has been a growing interest in moral phenomenology, the subjective feeling of our morally relevant mental states. Part of the problem in this area is that it is far from ... More


Implicit Attitudes and the Architecture of the Mind

Michael Brownstein

in The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190633721
eISBN:
9780190633752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633721.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter argues that the co-activating FTBA components of spontaneous inclinations make up a unified and sui generis mental kind, namely, an implicit attitude. After making some clarifying ... More


Looking Outwards

Quassim Cassam

in Self-Knowledge for Humans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199657575
eISBN:
9780191793110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657575.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Rationalists like Moran take it that use of the Transparency Method (TM) is a basic source of intentional self-knowledge. Three problems for simple Rationalism are identified: the Generality Problem, ... More


How fiction works

Gregory Currie

in Imagining and Knowing: The Shape of Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199656615
eISBN:
9780191748066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656615.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Moving from the production to the consumption side of fiction, I argue against a proposal of Derek Matravers, who claims that appeals to the imagination won’t help us distinguish between the ... More


Desire and Vividness

Neil Sinhababu

in Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

All of desire’s other properties are amplified when its object is vividly sensed or imagined. Chapter 7 uses this property of desire, Amplification by Vividness, to explain procrastination and ... More


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