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Instrumental action and causal representation

Anthony Dickinson and David Shanks

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines instrumental action as a basic behavioural marker of causal cognition by investigating the concordance between human causal judgements and instrumental performance across ... More


Proprioception and the Body Image

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Proprioception is true perceiving. It and touch form a closely linked mutually dependent yet diverse pair. The puzzle whereby the demands upon the Attention of proprioception are no distraction in ... More


Emotional Prejudice and Ethnic Obligations: Motives of Ethnic Violence

Matthew Lange

in Killing Others: A Natural History of Ethnic Violence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501704871
eISBN:
9781501707773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704871.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines two underlying motives of ethnic violence: emotional prejudice and ethnic obligations. It first considers how instrumental interests motivate ethnic violence before discussing ... More


Belief in Action

Michael Slote

in A Sentimentalist Theory of the Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199371754
eISBN:
9780199371778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371754.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Belief by its very nature involves favoring a certain proposition not only for intellectual purposes but also for practical ones. Analytic philosophers (including Hume) who see belief as inert or as ... More


Why Is Voting Special?

Julia Maskivker

in The Duty to Vote

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190066062
eISBN:
9780190066093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066062.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concentrates on the argument that voting is a moral duty even if it is true that other ways of helping society exist, many of which are discharged in non-political ways. The chapter ... More


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