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On the Phenomenology of Introspection

Charles Siewert

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An account of introspection is proposed that features notions of phenomenal consciousness and attention. Though it rejects theories of inner sense, it aims to do justice to the source of their ... More


Ideality

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238973
eISBN:
9780191597022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238975.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the most general aspects of Kant's discussion of the self and gives an overview of the full range of topics that he covered in his philosophical discussion of ‘psychological’ ... More


Locke’s Internal Sense and Kant’s Changing Views

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses three questions about the doctrine of ‘inner sense’ that Kant adapted from Locke: Why did he originally believe that a Lockean inner sense was crucial for a theory of rational ... More


The Myth of Cartesian Certainty: Epoché and Inner Sense

Jay F. Rosenberg

in Thinking about Knowing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251339
eISBN:
9780191598326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251339.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Critically addresses the notion of certainty that ostensibly attaches to immediate experience in consequence of its radical subjectivity. Neither Descartes's cogito nor Kant's notion of ‘inner sense’ ... More


Inner Sense Theories

Peter Carruthers

in The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199596195
eISBN:
9780191731549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596195.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The goal of this chapter is to explain and provide a preliminary evaluation of so-called “inner sense” accounts of self-knowledge, contrasting them with the interpretive sensory-access (ISA) theory. ... More


Self-Interpretation and Confabulation

Peter Carruthers

in The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199596195
eISBN:
9780191731549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596195.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines one of the central predictions of the interpretive sensory-access (ISA) theory of self-knowledge. Since the theory claims that our only access to our thoughts and thought ... More


HOP over FOR, HOT Theory

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:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Presents arguments against both first order (FOR) theories and actualist higher-order thought (HOT) theory (of the sort espoused by Rosenthal), and argues for the superiority of higher-order ... More


Knowing That I Am Thinking

Alex Byrne

in Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590728
eISBN:
9780191725456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590728.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We often know that we are thinking, and what we are thinking about. That is a platitude, yet it is obscure how we know these things. The chapter defends the suggestion that one can know that one is ... More


The Character of Raw Feeling

Robert Kirk

in Raw Feeling: A philosophical account of the essence of consciousness

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236795
eISBN:
9780191679353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236795.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The inverted spectrum appears to be a serious threat to the book's broadly functionalist approach. The two different ways of seeing colours would seem to perform exactly the same functions. At any ... More


Inner Sense

Vincent Picciuto and Peter Carruthers

in Perception and Its Modalities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter considers whether any of the inner-sense mechanisms that have been postulated to detect and represent some mental states should qualify as sense modalities. It first reviews and rejects ... More


The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge

Peter Carruthers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199596195
eISBN:
9780191731549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596195.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is widely believed in philosophy that people have privileged and authoritative access to their own thoughts, and many theories have been proposed to explain this supposed fact. This book ... More


Inner Senses and the Changing Face of Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Kevin Heffernan

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses significant trends in contemporary Hong Kong horror film including the growing importance of transnational co-productions, export markets, and a fertile cross-breeding of ... More


Awareness and Authority: Skeptical Doubts about Self-Knowledge

Fred Dretske

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Our mode of awareness of our own thoughts is awareness of their contents: what it is we think. This mode of awareness makes one authoritative about what one thinks. Even children (who do not yet know ... More


Can’t Kant Cognize Himself? Or, a Problem for (Almost) Every Interpretation of the Refutation of Idealism

Andrew Chignell

in Kant and the Philosophy of Mind: Perception, Reason, and the Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724957
eISBN:
9780191792434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724957.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Kant seems to think of our own mental states or representations as the primary objects of inner sense. But does he think that these states also inhere in something? And, if so, is that something an ... More


Consciousness and Introspective Inaccuracy 1

Derk Pereboom

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter contends that a Kantian perspective on the nature of introspective representation inspires a defense of a physicalist understanding of phenomenal states in the face of the most prominent ... More


Inner Sense

Alex Byrne

in Transparency and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198821618
eISBN:
9780191860898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821618.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to the inner-sense theory, one finds out about one’s own mind by deploying a (quasi-)perceptual mechanism, or “internal scanner.” The theory defended in TS&K is not a version of the ... More


What place for the senses in contemplative life?

Laurence Lux-Sterritt

in English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century: Living Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110022
eISBN:
9781526124227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110022.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Protestant critics of the early modern Catholic Church denounced what they sometimes described as its sensual approach to the sacred. In the convents, behavioural guidebooks exhorted the Sisters ... More


Kant’s Transcendental Critique of Classical Empiricism

Marc Rölli

Peter Hertz-Ohmes (ed.)

in Gilles Deleuze's Transcendental Empiricism: From Tradition to Difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474414883
eISBN:
9781474426985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414883.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Whereas the problem in this chapter is easy to state, the solution is convoluted. Kant asserts that simple empirical perceptions always already assume an original and necessary categorical ... More


Inner Sense and Time

Ralf M. Bader

in Kant and the Philosophy of Mind: Perception, Reason, and the Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724957
eISBN:
9780191792434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724957.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains how outer appearances end up in time, despite the fact that time is only the form of inner sense, on the basis that they are objects of representations of which we become aware ... More


The Role of Phantasms in Inner Sense: Part 2

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter resumes the arguments made in the previous chapter, pointing out that there are three distinct categories of phantasm—one corresponding to each faculty of the internal sensorium; special ... More


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