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Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Simon Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine is a pivotal figure in the history of the concept of will, but what is his ‘theory of will’? This book investigates Augustine’s use of ‘will’ in one particular context, his dialogue On Free ... More


Conclusion

Simon Harrison

in Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

For Augustine, one’s freedom and responsibility is elucidated by means of a process of calling the notion of will into question (‘I don’t know’). This process gives rise to an understanding of will, ... More


Nirvana and Ownerless Consciousness

Miri Albahari

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

Buddhists maintain that the enlightened person is freed from the illusion of ‘self’ with its ideas of ‘me’ and ‘mine’. What notion of self is at stake here? What must be the case, with regard to the ... More


On Naturalizing the First-Person Perspective

Lynne Rudder Baker

in Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199914722
eISBN:
9780199347483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914722.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 discusses what it would take to "naturalize" the first-person perspective—that is, to bring it into line with scientific naturalism. There are two stages of a first-person perspective. ... More


Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Lynne Rudder Baker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199914722
eISBN:
9780199347483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many versions of naturalism make the ontological claim that science is the exclusive arbiter of reality. A corollary of this claim of naturalism is that reality is completely describable in ... More


On Reflection

Hilary Kornblith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199563005
eISBN:
9780191745263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563005.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers have frequently extolled the value of reflective self-examination, and a wide range of philosophers, who differ on many other things, have argued that reflection can help to solve a ... More


Reflection Demystified

Hilary Kornblith

in On Reflection

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199563005
eISBN:
9780191745263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563005.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

What do we know about the psychological processes which actually take place when human beings engage in reflection? Current views on this matter are presented, focusing on dual process accounts of ... More


The Publicity of Meaning and the Interiority of Mind 1

Barry C. Smith

in Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199278053
eISBN:
9780191745386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278053.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his writings on the later Wittgenstein, Crispin Wright deals in detail with two themes he sees as closely related: the nature of our knowledge of our own intentional states and the nature of ... More


Requirements for Conscious Representations

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter argues that brain systems must meet several 'hard' requirements to qualify as conscious, while other requirements are 'soft' in that they are important for sustaining normal, daily-life ... More


Externalist and Internalist analyses. The first‐person case. Knowing that one knows

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Participates in the internalism–externalism debate and offers broad support to the latter. If we consider evaluating others as potential informants (the third‐person perspective), externalism seems ... More


The Cognitive Neuroscience of the Self: Insights from Functional Neuroimaging of the Normal Brain

SETH J. GILLIHAN and MARTHA J. FARAH

in The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195173413
eISBN:
9780199865758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173413.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter reviews the cognitive neuroscience of the self, with particular reference to imaging studies in normal subjects. It first discusses the difficulties in performing this type of research. ... More


Neuro imaging the self?

Perrine Ruby and Dorothée Legrand

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the results of neuroimaging studies which investigated the cerebral correlates of ‘self’, ‘other’ representation, the resting state, reasoning, and memory recall. The results ... More


Experimental Soccer and the Good Life

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sets out the parameters of the book as a whole, proposing a first-person virtue ethics as a way to understand the moral projects of African American parents caring for children with ... More


Philosophy, Science, and Common Sense

Hilary Kornblith

in Scientism: Prospects and Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190462758
eISBN:
9780190462772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462758.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Wilfrid Sellars recognized a conflict between what he called “the scientific image” of our place in the world, and “the manifest image.” Sellars sought, somehow, to join these views together in spite ... More


Methodological Preliminaries

Jody Azzouni

in Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides methodological preliminaries. In the first section, it describes how we fumble over type-token distinctions, and it indicates how this will be evidence for aspects of how we ... More


Representational Holism

Wanja Wiese

in Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses ways in which the problem of phenomenal unity can be analyzed on the representationalist level of description. Having characterized phenomenal unity as a kind of holism in the ... More


Modes of Presentation in Personal Memory

Christopher McCarroll

in Remembering from the Outside: Personal Memory and the Perspectival Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190674267
eISBN:
9780190674298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674267.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When thinking about intentional states such as memory, there is a distinction drawn between “content” and “modes of presentation” of that content. How do field and observer perspectives relate to ... More


The Ontology of Love

Reidar Due

in Love in Motion: Erotic Relationships in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167338
eISBN:
9780231850513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167338.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the ontology of love. The phenomenon of love contains structures that support both a first-person point of view and a third-person point of view. The relationship between the ... More


Knowing Other Minds, Simulating Worlds

Neal Feigenson

in Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413730
eISBN:
9780226413877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226413877.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter provides a brief intellectual and cultural background for the book’s main inquiry. It begins by surveying the conflicting philosophical and psychological views about whether we can ... More


The Default Mode Network

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/9780262027557.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the default mode network (DMN) and its role in delusion. It considers the nature of default processing, its neural substrate, cognitive properties, and role in the cognitive ... More


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