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Perception and Reason

Bill Brewer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the role of conscious experiences in the acquisition of empirical knowledge. Most epistemology of perception takes a person's possession of beliefs about the mind‐independent world for ... More


Second‐Order Knowledge

Adrian Haddock

in The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586264
eISBN:
9780191723360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586264.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter argues that the regress of justifications can be satisfactorily avoided by seeing the second-order knowledge of the justification involved in visual knowledge as knowledge of a ... More


Externalism and A Priori Knowledge of Empricial Facts

Bill Brewer

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Bill Brewer explores a solution to a reductio ad absurdum argument template, one instance of which has the conclusion that we can know the proposition ‘someone has interacted with water’ a priori. ... More


Why Is Sellars's Essay Called “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind”?

John McDowell

in Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind’ (EPM) is sometimes read as attacking empiricism in general. But Sellars's announced target is traditional empiricism. In traditional empiricism, experience ... More


 Concluding Remarks

Anil Gupta

in Empiricism and Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195189582
eISBN:
9780199868452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189582.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a synthesis of the preceding discussions and some concluding thoughts. The book is built around the idea that of the interdependence of perceptual judgments and view. The ... More


BonJourian Coherentism

Alvin Plantinga

in Warrant: The Current Debate

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195078626
eISBN:
9780199833559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195078624.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, I explain and critically examine Laurence BonJour's version of coherentism, as presented in his The Structure of Empirical Knowledge. Speaking roughly, BonJour holds that an ... More


Empirical Content

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores Schlick's and Neurath's dispute over the foundations of empirical knowledge, and thereby equips ‘A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge’ with commentary and historical background. ... More


The Ends of Explanation

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Investigates the contents of Schopenhauer's first book On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason. This is devoted to the nature of explanation. It concludes that all events in the ... More


To Know and Not Know Right: Hegel on Empirical Cognition and Philosophical Knowledge of Right

Sebastian Stein

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778165
eISBN:
9780191823619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778165.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the epistemological status of the knowledge claims Hegel makes in the Philosophy of Right. It distinguishes between empirical knowledge (EK), potentially conditioned knowledge ... More


The Myth of the Subjective

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a direct attack on the idea of a subjective–objective dichotomy resulting in a fundamental distinction between uninterpreted experience and an organizing structure of concepts. ... More


Externalism and the Inner–Outer Distinction

Madhucchanda Sen

in Externalism and the Mental

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453603
eISBN:
9780199084623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453603.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In the final chapter it is claimed that the history of the debate shows that we must give up the inner–outer distinction. This move was initiated by an anti-Cartesian line of thinking. To this extent ... More


Rational Animals

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is an attempt to specify some of the constitutive components of human rationality. Drawing on conclusions previously defended (mainly in his essay ‘Thought and Talk’), Davidson argues ... More


Rewriting English

Gauri Viswanathan

in Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the dramatic disavowal of English literature's association with Christianity, indicating a shift from universal Christian truths to the legitimacy of British authority—from ... More


Ge Hong’s Preservation of the One

Ji Zhang

in One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835545
eISBN:
9780824871291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter turns to Daoist epistemology, specifically, Ge Hong's preservation of the One. Unlike Plato's abstract reasoning, Ge Hong's notion of knowledge is empirical. It neither regards reason as ... More


The Intelligibility of Consciousness II: The Causal Powers of Conscious States

Harold Langsam

in The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015851
eISBN:
9780262298438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015851.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter delineates between brute causation and intelligible causation. These intelligible relations are intended to be explanatory relations; the intrinsic properties in question are not ... More


Oedipus Tyrannus and the Cognitive Value of Literature

Noël Carroll

in The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190669447
eISBN:
9780190669485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669447.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

There is a long-standing skeptical position among philosophers regarding the cognitive value of literature. In this essay, using Sophocles’s Oedipus Tyrannus as viewed through Aristotle’s Poetics, I ... More


Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge

Desmond M. Clarke

in French Philosophy, 1572–1675

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749578
eISBN:
9780191813962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749578.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Pyrrhonism of Montaigne and Charron was motivated by an unexplained ideal of certainty and truth that was allegedly realized in divinely revealed religious beliefs or in what Aristotle classified ... More


Fiction, Testimony, Belief, and History

Kathleen Stock

in Art and Belief

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198805403
eISBN:
9780191843471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805403.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines to what extent it is true that fiction is a problematic source of information about empirical matters. This is done via a comparison with what are often thought of as ... More


Metascience and Better Science

Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford

in Causation in Science and the Methods of Scientific Discovery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198733669
eISBN:
9780191798030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733669.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Central to science is a set of norms for the correct, systematic acquisition of empirical knowledge, such as that data should be objective, results repeatable, and that theories should bring ... More


Is the Business of Science to Construct Theories?

Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford

in Causation in Science and the Methods of Scientific Discovery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198733669
eISBN:
9780191798030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733669.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Science is concerned with empirical knowledge, and because of this there is some reluctance to construct theories as they go beyond the observed evidence. But there is only so much that the data can ... More


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