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Moore's Proof

Ernest Sosa

in Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199217250
eISBN:
9780191696053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses G. E. Moore's legendary proof, and the epistemology that lies behind it. Written out as an argument, the proof is as follows: H-external: Here is a hand. Hands are external ... More


Coherence, Constancy, and the Belief in Continuing Objects

Donald C. Ainslie

in Hume’s True Scepticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199593866
eISBN:
9780191809224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593866.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Hume’s two explanations for how the imagination generates the belief in the continued existence of sensory objects. The first focuses on our reactions to coherent experience, ... More


‘External objects’ and Causation

Galen Strawson

in The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199605842
eISBN:
9780191774447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605842.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to the Treatise the best we can do when it comes to external objects ‘is to form a relative idea of…external objects’. This chapter considers Hume’s theory of ideas and the Meaning Tension ... More


On the Reality (and Diversity) of Objective Colors: How Color-Qualia Space Is a Map of Reflectance-Profile Space

Paul M. Churchland

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the problematic nature of objective colors, which have been relegated to being “a power in an object to produce in us an experience with a certain qualitative character.” For ... More


Introduction

Alex Byrne and Heather Logue

in Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026550
eISBN:
9780262255219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026550.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is primarily concerned with a central debate regarding the status of perception as intentional or representational. Another central, and related, debate concerns the disjunctive theory of ... More


Color Experience: A Semantic Theory

Mohan Matthen

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a semantic theory of color experience, on which color experience represents or denotes color properties, and attributes these properties to visual objects. Utilizing the concept ... More


Anti-Individualism, Self-Knowledge, and Why Skepticism Cannot Be Cartesian

Leora Weitzman

in Knowledge and Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses anti-individualism—which often depicts the individual as a physical creature bounded by its skin—and how it runs contrary to the Cartesian view of the mind—which states that it ... More


Derivative Goodness and Derivative Badness

Youpa Andrew

in The Ethics of Joy: Spinoza on the Empowered Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190086022
eISBN:
9780190086053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086022.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In addition to the goodness and badness of wellness and illness, Spinoza has things to say about the goodness and badness of types of actions and about such things as food, music, sporting ... More


Silencing the Argument from Hallucination

István Aranyosi

in Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019200
eISBN:
9780262315050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019200.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Most people are realists when it comes to perceptual experience. They take perceiving the environment as a straightforward task. Philosophers see things different. This chapter puts forward the ... More


How Do Things Look to the Color-Blind?

Alex Byrne and David R. Hilbert

in Color Ontology and Color Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013857
eISBN:
9780262312493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013857.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the question as is posed in the title. In other words, the question being asked concerns the colors represented by a dichromat’s experience. Color-vision defects constitute a ... More


“Undigested Pride”: Bhāviveka on the dispute between Madhyamaka and Yogācāra

Eckel Malcolm David

in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190231286
eISBN:
9780190231316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231286.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Any serious historical study of the relationship between Madhyamaka and Yogācāra has to acknowledge the works of the sixth-century Madhyamaka scholar Bhāviveka. These works gives us a vivid, lively, ... More


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