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Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Peter Carruthers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a collection of essays about consciousness and related issues. It focuses mostly on developing, defending, and exploring the implications of one particular sort of reductive explanation ... More


Conscious Experience Versus Conscious Thought

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Argues that there are different constraints on theories of conscious experience as against theories of conscious propositional thought. (So what is problematic or puzzling about each of these ... More


Conscious Thought

John Heil

in The Universe As We Find It

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596201
eISBN:
9780191741876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The relation of thought to language is discussed and the thesis that a capacity for thought, or for some kinds of thought, requires the possession of a natural language assessed. The thesis, defended ... More


Introspection, Phenomenality and the Availability of Intentional Content

David Pitt

in Cognitive Phenomenology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199579938
eISBN:
9780191731112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper defends the claim that there is a proprietary, distinctive and individuative phenomenology of occurrent conscious thought. It begins with an argument for this thesis that since other kinds ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology

Tim Bayne and Michelle Montague (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199579938
eISBN:
9780191731112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The word ‘phenomenology’ as it occurs in the title of this book is a name for the subjective qualitative character of experience. It is widely agreed that there is such a thing as sensory ... More


Conscious Thinking: Language Or Elimination?

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Shifts focus from conscious experience to conscious thought. It develops a dilemma. Either the use of natural language sentences in ‘inner speech’ is constitutive of (certain kinds of) thinking, as ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology: An Introduction

Tim Bayne and Michelle Montague

in Cognitive Phenomenology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199579938
eISBN:
9780191731112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The aim of this chapter is to provide a map of the ‘cognitive phenomenology’ debate. The authors begin by providing a brief discussion of the historical context in which the debate is situated. The ... More


Finding Positive Value in Human Consciousness: Conscious Thought Serves Participation in Society and Culture

E. J. Masicampo and Roy F. Baumeister

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Thoughts and ideas figure prominently in human experience and behavior. It is around them that people plan their lives, and the ability to process them is a uniquely human trait. This chapter ... More


The Ontology of Conscious Thinking

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter starts by discussing the idea that the activity of consciously thinking is, in some sense, private to its subject. The chapter then reconsiders Geach's argument for the claim that there ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology: What Is Given in Conscious Thought

Michelle Montague

in The Given: Experience and its Content

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198748908
eISBN:
9780191811661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748908.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 8 argues that conscious thought cannot be adequately characterized without appealing to a distinctive kind of non-sensory cognitive phenomenology. What features must be present for us to ... More


The Life of the Mind

Michelle Montague

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/9780198712718.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What distinguishes a conscious occurrent thought from a non-conscious occurrent thought? This chapter argues that the notion of ‘access-consciousness’ cannot provide a satisfactory answer and that we ... More


Unconscious Belief and Conscious Thought

Tim Crane

in Phenomenal Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199764297
eISBN:
9780199932191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764297.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are conscious thoughts and sensations conscious in the same way? The chapter gives an affirmative answer to this question. The chapter argues first for two independent claims: first, that Block's ... More


Reconsidering the Place of Mental Action in the Metaphysics of Mind

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the question of the place and role of mental action in an account of conscious thinking, and, more generally, the metaphysics of mind. It is argued that mental action has an ... More


Toward a Dynamic Theory of Intentions

Elisabeth Pacherie

in Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter outlines a dynamic theory of intentions and argues that several categories of intentions should be distinguished based on their different functional roles and the different types of ... More


The Power of the Subliminal: On Subliminal Persuasion and Other Potential Applications

Ap Dijksterhuis, Henk Aarts, and Pamela K. Smith

in The New Unconscious

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307696
eISBN:
9780199847488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307696.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the past century, a few hundred articles have been published about subliminal perception and applications such as subliminal persuasion. Subliminal persuasion refers to the subliminal presentation ... More


The Illusion: It usually seems that we consciously will our voluntary actions, but this is an illusion.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses how the idea of conscious will and the idea of psychological mechanisms have an oil and water relationship, having never been properly reconciled. One way to put them together ... More


Intention-in-Action and the Epistemology of Mind

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that intention-in-action plays a role in providing us with a distinctive form of knowledge of what we are doing when we perform our intended actions. The chapter considers how ... More


Inner Speech and Outer Thought

Keith Frankish

in Inner Speech: New Voices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796640
eISBN:
9780191866869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796640.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is plausible to regard inner speech as an activity, whose functions are continuous with those of outer speech. Yet there is also a case for thinking that inner speech has a cognitive role, as a ... More


The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Matthew Soteriou

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers working on the ontology of mind have highlighted various distinctions that can be drawn between the ways in which different aspects of our minds fill time. For example, they note that ... More


Thinking and Belief

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers how the proposed account of the epistemology of mental action, and the proposed account of the self-knowledge involved in conscious thinking, bear on an account of one's ... More


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