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What are Aesthetic Properties?

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay presents a defence of aesthetic realism, focusing on the issue of how properties in general and aesthetic properties in particular should be conceived. It is proposed that at least ... More


Hume's Theory of Space and Time

Henry E. Allison

in Custom and Reason in Hume: A Kantian Reading of the First Book of the Treatise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532889
eISBN:
9780191714450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532889.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes Hume's conception of space and time as orders or ‘manners of appearing’. It also discusses the deep tension between this view and the Copy Principle, and compares it with Kant's ... More


Random Sets in Finance and Econometrics

Ilya Molchanov

in New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232574
eISBN:
9780191716393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter surveys several examples where random sets appear in mathematical finance and econometrics: trading with transaction costs, risk measures, option prices, and partially identified ... More


On the Ways Things Appear

Sydney Shoemaker

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How can we reconcile representationalism about phenomenal character — the view that the phenomenal character of experiences is fixed by their representational content — with the view that how things ... More


Portrait

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279944
eISBN:
9780823281466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the practice of portraits as a way in to grasping the paradoxes of subjectivity. This book is written from the perspective that the portrait is suspended between likeness and ... More


Self-Monitoring

William Ickes

in Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

High self-monitors are people who act like “social chameleons”: they change the way they present themselves depending upon who they are with. In contrast, low self-monitors are simply themselves: ... More


The Soul According to Descartes

Michel Henry

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter attempts a phenomenological elucidation of what Descartes understood by the soul. In this aim, the presuppositions of classical phenomenology, either Husserlian or post-Husserlian, are ... More


Stereotype Threat in Interracial Interactions

Jennifer A. Richeson and J. Nicole Shelton

in Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732449
eISBN:
9780199918508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732449.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter adopts a stereotype threat perspective to examine dynamics of interracial interactions. We first review relevant literature suggesting that both white and racial minority individuals are ... More


Viewing the Inner

Charles Travis

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/9780199590728.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What Frege calls a ‘Vorstellung’ has two crucial defining features: for it to be is for it to belong to someone's consciousness; no Vorstellung is accessible to more than one consciousness. In ‘Der ... More


The Representational Theory of Perception and the Problem of Perception

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Reflection on the causal facts of perception leads to a vexed epistemological problem: since any perceptual experience can be caused in ways that don't include an external object stimulating our ... More


Direct Arguments for Idealism in the First Dialogue between Hylas and Philonous

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter surveys, formulates, and evaluates Berkeley's main arguments for the foundational doctrine of his philosophy, namely that we perceive only our own ideas or, as he puts it, that sensible ... More


The Nature and Reach of Privileged Access

Ram Neta

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/9780199590728.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is generally assumed that an agent has some form of privileged epistemic access to her own narrowly individuated mental states (e.g., her sensory experiences and her beliefs), but that she does ... More


In the Kingdom of Shadows

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641130
eISBN:
9780748652631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers cinema as an ontological art or an art that figures the relations of being and its appearing, explores the intricacies of Alain Badiou's set-theoretical ontology and his more ... More


Spectral Spaces of Counter-Memory

Athena Athanasiou

in Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420143
eISBN:
9781474434904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420143.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

How does the political action of reclaiming a public space for remembering others and otherwise work to transfigure the polis and the ways in which it comes to organize its remembrance? The ... More


Christmas

Philip H. Pfatteicher

in Journey into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199997121
eISBN:
9780199367825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997121.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The celebration of Christmas continues the eschatological focus of Advent. The observance of the feast began in the fourth century; in Rome it marked the beginning of the liturgical year. Modern ... More


Color and Color Experience: Colors as Ways of Appearing

Joseph Levine

in Quality and Content: Essays on Consciousness, Representation, and Modality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198800088
eISBN:
9780191839863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800088.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this paper I investigate the problems for “locating” color in the world, surveying the various subjectivist and objectivist positions and finding them wanting. I then argue that the problem is ... More


Phenomenal Experience: A Cartesian Theater Revival

Joseph Levine

in Quality and Content: Essays on Consciousness, Representation, and Modality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198800088
eISBN:
9780191839863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800088.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper presents a sketch of a theory of phenomenal consciousness, one that builds on the notion of a “way of appearing,” and draws out various consequences and problems for the view. I ... More


Other Arguments from ‘Look’

Berit Brogaard

in Seeing and Saying: The Language of Perception and the Representational View of Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190495251
eISBN:
9780190495275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495251.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The notion of phenomenal look has been invoked in various contexts to argue for a range of philosophical positions. Chisholm appealed to his non-comparative looks to argue for the theory of ... More


Moore’s Dilemma

M. G. F. Martin

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/9780198712718.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In 1918 G. E. Moore questioned the assumptions behind traditional sense-datum theories and offered the Multiple Relational Theory of Appearing, which he said could not be ruled out as a possible ... More


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