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Intentional States

Joseph Heath

in Following the Rules: Practical Reasoning and Deontic Constraint

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195370294
eISBN:
9780199871230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370294.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter attempts to provide further motivation for the model of deontic constraint proposed in the previous chapter, by filling in some of the background that informs the way that philosophers ... More


Self, Agency, and Mental Causation

E. J. Lowe

in Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217144
eISBN:
9780191712418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217144.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how, consistently with accepting a fairly strong principle of physical causal closure, a dualistic theory of mental causation can be made plausible by emphasizing the explanatory ... More


Deconstructing the Mind

Stephen P. Stich

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126662
eISBN:
9780199868322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195126661.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Eliminativism (or eliminative materialism) has been an important and provocative view in the philosophy of mind since the 1970s. Eliminativism claims that the mental states alluded to in our ordinary ... More


Self‐Knowledge and Resentment 1

Akeel Bilgrami

in Knowing Our Own Minds

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241408
eISBN:
9780191598692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241406.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The paper pursues the question: what makes self‐knowledge of our intentional states special, what makes it different from other kinds of knowledge? It does so by contrasting a ’constitutive’ view of ... More


LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199548774
eISBN:
9780191721106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548774.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book presents a new development of the famous Language of Thought hypothesis, which has since the 1970s been at the centre of interdisciplinary debate about how the mind works. The book defends ... More


Knowledge as Natural Phenomenon

Hilary Kornblith

in Knowledge and its Place in Nature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246311
eISBN:
9780191597862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246319.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Cognitive ethologists regularly attribute intentional states, such as belief, to non‐human animals. More than this, they regularly talk about such animals having knowledge. It is argued that this ... More


In Defense of the HOT Thesis

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a defense of the HOT Thesis, stating that a version of the HOT theory is true and thus a version of reductive representationalism is true. Current theories of consciousness ... More


Introduction: Bringing Nonstate Armed Groups into the Study of International Relations

Belgin San-Akca

in States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190250881
eISBN:
9780190250911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250881.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter starts with the theory that the rise of nonstate armed groups (NAGs) is not an issue solely tied to the absence of state or the rise of ungoverned territories. In contrast, many rebel ... More


Relationality and Representation

Mark Sainsbury

in Thinking about Things

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198803348
eISBN:
9780191841538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803348.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Thinking about Obama and thinking about Pegasus seem to be the same fundamental kind of thing, yet one is relational and the other not. I address this puzzle by distinguishing various different kinds ... More


Nonspecificity

Mark Sainsbury

in Thinking about Things

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198803348
eISBN:
9780191841538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803348.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter criticizes Quine’s classic discussion (from the 1950s) of “John wants a sloop”, which he claims is ambiguous between a specific and a nonspecific reading. By contrast, the negation test ... More


Self-Deception

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783596
eISBN:
9780191839856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783596.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 16 proposes an analysis of self-deception. Self-deceived states (and not just their contents) are contradictory states. The model’s ramifications are explored, and it is related to the ... More


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