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Belief about the Self: A Defense of the Property Theory of Content

Neil Feit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195341362
eISBN:
9780199866922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Some of our beliefs are fundamentally about ourselves: these are beliefs about who we are, where we are, and which features we have. Philosophers typically suppose that the contents of our beliefs ... More


Conclusion

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I has the logical character, inferential role, referential function, expressive use, and communicative role of a deictic term. Uses of I share the referential security and ... More


Class Transformation and Trends in Social Fluidity in the Republic of Ireland 1973–94

Richard Layte and Christopher T. Whelan

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The Irish case provides a particularly appropriate test of the consequences for social mobility of economic growth and, in particular, of the hypothesis of increasing merit selection. This is so not ... More


Explaining Normative Import

Alan Millar

in Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses how to explain the relation between ascriptions of belief and intention, and statements ascribing the corresponding implication or means-end commitments. Dispositionalism about ... More


 The New Voluntarism and the Case of Unsynagogued Jews

Lynn Davidman

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay is based on 30 open-ended interviews with Jews in the Northeast who do not belong to synagogues. Unsynagogued Jews present an interesting challenge to the general sociological tradition ... More


Representing Thoughts

Christopher Peacocke

in Truly Understood

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199239443
eISBN:
9780191717000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239443.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The ability to think about Thoughts was presupposed in the discussions of self-ascription and in the discussion of other-ascriptions of actions, judgements, and other events and states with ... More


The Interpersonal Level

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

in Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278107
eISBN:
9780191707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter presents the Interpersonal Level of FDG, which is modelled as a layered structure indicating the part-whole relations among units of discourse. The chapter shows how Discourse Acts group ... More


“Beam Me Up, Scottie!”: Leitmotifs, Musical Topos, and Ascription in the Sci-Fi Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter traces how television music imparts meaning from its borrowing of cinematic musical techniques, in particular, cinematic leitmotif. The televisual leitmotif, which often is derived from ... More


ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE PROPERTY THEORY

Neil Feit

in Belief about the Self: A Defense of the Property Theory of Content

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195341362
eISBN:
9780199866922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341362.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses what seem to be the most interesting and important objections to the property theory of content. The goal of the chapter is to show that all of the objections can be answered ... More


‘Another I’: Representing Perception and Action

Christopher Peacocke

in Truly Understood

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199239443
eISBN:
9780191717000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239443.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The question of what it is to possess the concept of perception is also of interest to the philosophy of mind more generally. A perceiving thinker who has the capacity to appreciate that others also ... More


Knowledge Ascriptions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowledge ascriptions, such as ‘Sam knows that Obama is president of the United States’, play a central role in our cognitive and social lives. For example, they are closely related to epistemic ... More


Convention and Idiosyncrasy

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on how we show what's within in ways not typical of our species. A person's idiosyncratic display of an emotion, for instance, might nevertheless make that emotion perceptible if ... More


Self-Intimation and Second-Order Belief

Sydney Shoemaker

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter defends the view that there is a constitutive relation between believing something and believing that one believes it. This view is supported by the incoherence of affirming something ... More


The Metaphysics of Thought

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/9780199695317.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues against orthodox views, according to which propositional attitudes are relations to propositions, propositions which must be expressed in true ascriptions of these attitudes. In ... More


Introduction: Knowledge Ascriptions: Their Semantics, Cognitive Bases, and Social Functions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book brings together a number of diverse strands of contemporary research that have focused on knowledge ascriptions. One such strand is the ‘linguistic turn’ according to which knowledge ... More


On the Cognitive Bases of Knowledge Ascriptions

Mikkel Gerken

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter develops an epistemic focal bias account of certain patterns of judgments about knowledge ascriptions by integrating it with a general dual process framework of human cognition. According ... More


Mindreading in Gettier Cases and Skeptical Pressure Cases

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

To what extent should we trust our natural instincts about knowledge? The question has special urgency for epistemologists who want to draw evidential support for their theories from certain ... More


Self-Constructions:: An Existentialist Approach to Self and Social Identity

Mariam Thalos

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Social relations are the core of a human self. Affiliations shape our social world, and ultimately alliances are the large players on the stage of human history. In the process of forging social ... More


“Another I”: Representing Conscious States, Perception, and Others *

Christopher Peacocke

in Thought, Reference, and Experience: Themes from the Philosophy of Gareth Evans

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199248964
eISBN:
9780191719387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248964.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores how we think about conscious perceptual experience, both our own and that of others. It begins by considering the first-person case, that in which a thinker judges that he ... More


Scientific Languages, Ontology, and Truth

Jody Azzouni

in Talking About Nothing: Numbers, Hallucinations and Fictions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199738946
eISBN:
9780199866175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738946.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter first describes older approaches to the unity of science: strong reductionism and supervenience, and relates their drawbacks to the widespread practice—in the sciences—of referring to ... More


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