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Belief, Confidence, and the Method of Science

Christopher Hookway

in Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A discussion of Peirce's claim that belief has no place in science and his views of the different roles of rational self‐control in dealing with scientific matters and with ‘vital questions’. This ... More


The Second Factor: Default or Doxastic Incorporation

Philip Gerrans

in The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027557
eISBN:
9780262320979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027557.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the doxastic theory of delusion that proposes an additional cognitive process, or second factor, involved in generating delusion and treats delusion as a belief about the causes ... More


Imagination Incorporated

Philip Gerrans

in The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027557
eISBN:
9780262320979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027557.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines delusions as default thoughts produced by a simulation system that evolved to enable stimulus-independent thought, and argues that such default thoughts are essentially ... More


Louis Sass and the Schizophrenic Lifeworld

Philip Gerrans

in The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027557
eISBN:
9780262320979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027557.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Louis Sass's phenomenological account of the delusional lifeworld, which concentrates on a subset of schizophrenic delusions that are at the bizarre end of the spectrum. Sass, ... 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


Internalism to the Rescue?

Mark Richard

in Meanings as Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842811
eISBN:
9780191878732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842811.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, American Philosophy

If meanings are interestingly like species, meanings are multitudes and what our words mean isn’t up to us. This chapter doesn’t deny that one finds things that can reasonably be labeled ‘meanings’ ... More


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