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What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Fiona Cowie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book reconsiders the influential nativist position toward the mind. Nativists assert that some concepts, beliefs, or capacities are innate or inborn: “native” to the mind rather than acquired. ... More


The Constitution Hypothesis

Fiona Cowie

in What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

As the empiricist view relies much on the notion that concept acquisition involves coming up with and testing hypotheses about a concept's meaning or content, Fodor asserts that such is not possible ... More


Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236368
eISBN:
9780191597404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236360.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jerry Fodor presents a strikingly original theory of the basic constituents of thought. He suggests that the heart of a cognitive science is its theory of concepts, and that cognitive scientists have ... More


Cognitive Capacities and Justification

Alan Millar

in Reasons and Experience

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242703
eISBN:
9780191680540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242703.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter contrasts the conceptualist approach to epistemology with a so-called nativism. Nativists seek an understanding of the constraints on justified belief through the scientific examination ... More


The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Rocco J. Gennaro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is arguably the most important area within contemporary philosophy of mind and perhaps the most puzzling aspect of the world. Despite an explosion of research from philosophers, ... More


Conclusion: Avenues for Further Development

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The account of the relation between metaphysics and the theory of content suggests further investigation in four areas: the acquisition of concepts; the detailed accounting of what is involved in ... More


Aesthetic Judgement and Perceptual Normativity

Hannah Ginsborg

in The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant's Critique of Judgement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547975
eISBN:
9780191789007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547975.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The essay draws a connection between the question, raised by Hume and Kant, of how aesthetic judgements can claim universal agreement, and the question, raised in recent discussions of nonconceptual ... More


Fodor and the Innateness of All (Basic) Concepts

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews Fodor’s contribution to the epic Chomsky-Piaget Royaumont debate. The issue that was under discussion was a familiar one, namely, what psychological processes underlie concept ... More


Empiricism and Normative Constraint

Hannah Ginsborg

in In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809630
eISBN:
9780191846908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809630.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

McDowell holds that our thinking, in order to have intentional content, must stand in a normative relation to empirical reality. He thinks that this condition can be satisfied only if we adopt ... More


Introduction

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book defends and develops the metapsychological reductive representational theory of consciousness and attempts to apply it to several importantly related problems, including concept acquisition ... More


Mindreading Knowledge

Aidan McGlynn

in Knowledge First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198716310
eISBN:
9780191785023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716310.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Is knowing a mental state in its own right, as believing is, or is it, at best, a mental state in an attenuated sense due to being a species of belief? Jennifer Nagel has recently contended that ... More


Sense and Intellect

Christopher Shields and Robert Pasnau

in The Philosophy of Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199301232
eISBN:
9780190491529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301232.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Part of what makes humans special, according to Aquinas, is that they alone among the animals have intellect. Aquinas consequently offers a detailed account of this faculty and of its operations, ... More


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