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Truth and Words

Gary Ebbs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explains how to define a disquotational truth predicate that we are directly licensed to apply not only to our own sentences as we use them now, but also to other speakers' sentences and ... More


The Characteristic Thesis of Anti‐Individualism

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a rejoinder to McKinsey's response to Chapter 18.


Brewer on the McKinsey Problem

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses in great detail Bill Brewer's take on the McKinsey problem.


Our Knowledge of the Internal World

Robert C. Stalnaker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199545995
eISBN:
9780191719929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545995.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On the traditional Cartesian picture, knowledge of one's own current inner experience is the unproblematic foundation for all knowledge. The philosophical problem is to explain how we move beyond ... More


Introduction

Tyler Burge

in Origins of Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581405
eISBN:
9780191723223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581405.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of empirical representation, which is the most basic type of representation of the physical environment. It outlines the three primary themes ... More


Anti‐Individualism

Tyler Burge

in Origins of Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581405
eISBN:
9780191723223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581405.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the philosophical background that underlies the author's rejection of Individual Representationalism — specifically anti-individualism. In general form, this standpoint is ... More


Burge's Dualism 1

Bernard W. Kobes

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Dualist themes in Burge's philosophy of mind are gathered and articulated. Burge's anti-individualism yields an argument against token-identity theory; his reflections on mental causation have a ... More


Introduction

Gary Ebbs

in Truth and Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Do we need a truth predicate to express logical generalizations? If, so, what sort of truth predicate do we need? One answer, due to Alfred Tarski and W. V. Quine, is that to express logical ... More


Transcendental Arguments from Content Externalism

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the viability of using Tyler Burge's anti-individualism as the basis for an anti-sceptical strategy. Anti-individualism seems to hold that if an intentional mental state has a ... More


Brains in a Vat

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides the first extended attempt to provide a reconstruction and critique of the Putnamian anti-sceptical strategy.


Applications and Consequences

Gary Ebbs

in Truth and Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If the account of truth and words presented in Chapters 1–8 is adopted, the observations that motivate many philosophers to embrace the causal-historical theory of reference for predicates can be ... More


Scepticism about Knowledge of Content

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sketches the parallel between Cartesian scepticism about knowledge of the internal world and anti-individualist-driven scepticism about knowledge of mental content.


Knowledge of Content and Knowledge of the World

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a response to a defence of anti-individualist knowledge of content by Falvey and Owens.


What an Anti‐Individualist Knows A Priori

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter gives the first reply to McKinsey in the literature, in which it is argued that McKinsey has misunderstood the implications of the doctrine of anti-individualism.


Wright On The McKinsey Problem

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Crispin Wright's take on the McKinsey problem.


Knowing What One is Thinking

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Our Knowledge of the Internal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199545995
eISBN:
9780191719929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545995.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The rejection of the thesis that we stand in an intimate relation of acquaintance to the contents of our thought leaves us with a familiar problem: to explain the sense in which we know what we are ... More


Representationalism, First-Person Authority, and Second-Order Knowledge

Sven Bernecker

in Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590728
eISBN:
9780191725456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590728.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that, given the representational theory of mind, one cannot know a priori that one knows that p as opposed to being incapable of having any knowledge states; but one can know a ... More


Anti-Individualism, Self-Knowledge, and Epistemic Possibility: Further Reflections on a Puzzle about Doubt

Gary Ebbs

in Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590728
eISBN:
9780191725456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590728.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that we cannot have any justification for believing that a given description of a possible world w that is subjectively indistinguishable to us from the actual world supports ... More


Individualism and Self-Knowledge

Tyler Burge

in Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672028
eISBN:
9780191751929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672028.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Individualism and Self‐Knowledge’ (1988) argues that anti‐individualism and non‐empirical self‐knowledge are compatible. Anti‐individualism holds that the natures of many psychological states are ... More


Memory and Self-Knowledge

Tyler Burge

in Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672028
eISBN:
9780191751929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672028.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Memory and Self‐knowledge’ (1998) criticizes errors in two arguments by Paul Boghossian. One attempts to show that anti‐individualism and non‐empirical self‐knowledge are incompatible. The other ... More


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