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 Objections and Replies

Daniel Stoljar

in Ignorance and Imagination: The Epistemic Origin of the Problem of Consciousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306583
eISBN:
9780199786619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306589.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Two objections to the epistemic view are addressed. According to the first, the epistemic view is mistaken because if the problem at issue is understood correctly, we are in possession of the ... More


 Russellian Speculations

Daniel Stoljar

in Ignorance and Imagination: The Epistemic Origin of the Problem of Consciousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306583
eISBN:
9780199786619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306589.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores Russell’s idea that reflection on the nature of scientific inquiry prompts a version of the ignorance hypothesis, an idea much discussed in contemporary philosophy. As ... More


Cortical Neurons and Their Models

Roger D. Roger and Miles A. Whittington

in Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195342796
eISBN:
9780199776276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

The complexity of behavior of single neurons derives from a number a factors: they have complicated shapes; voltage-dependent conductances have intricate properties, and the conductances are ... More


Three Kantian Theses

Rae Langton

in Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to Kant's Distinction, things in themselves are substances that have intrinsic properties, and phenomena are relational properties of substances. According to Receptivity, human knowledge ... More


Russellian Monism I

Derk Pereboom

in Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764037
eISBN:
9780199895243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764037.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 5 and 6 explore an unconventional sort of physicalism that explains phenomenal properties, supposing this accuracy claim, by way of fundamentally intrinsic properties of the physical world. ... More


Leibniz and Kant

Rae Langton

in Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Attending to Leibniz, is a first step towards discovering why Humility is supposed to follow from Receptivity. Leibniz shares Kant's Distinction between phenomena and things in themselves; he denies ... More


Russellian Monism II

Derk Pereboom

in Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764037
eISBN:
9780199895243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764037.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In Chapter 6 I critically examine arguments by Kant and David Lewis for our lacking a significant sort of knowledge of absolutely intrinsic properties, whereupon I suggest and endorse an alternative ... More


Fitting the Pieces Together

Rae Langton

in Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Humility does follow from Receptivity—given Irreducibility. For Leibniz, Reducibility is the mirror that allows relations to be taken as intrinsic properties, phenomena to be taken as monads: ... More


Intrinsicality

George Molnar

in Powers: A Study in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204175
eISBN:
9780191695537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter starts by defining ‘intrinsic properties’. Intrinsic properties are properties that an object retains through all changes of locations. An object's existence does not depend upon another ... More


Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism

Derk Pereboom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764037
eISBN:
9780199895243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores how physicalism might best defended and formulated. Two responses to the knowledge and conceivability arguments are set out. The first draws on the open possibility that ... More


Persistence and Substance

E. J. Lowe

in The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244997
eISBN:
9780191597930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244995.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that the very existence of time—and, more particularly, the temporal unity of the world as one world in time—is dependent upon the existence of concrete individual substances persisting ... More


Are Fundamental Laws Necessary or Contingent?

Noa Latham

in Carving Nature at Its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015936
eISBN:
9780262298780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015936.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on the dispute between necessitarians and contingentists, mainly addressing the issue as to whether laws of nature are metaphysically necessary or metaphysically contingent with ... More


Moral Status

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In one sense, moral status can be defined as what it is morally permissible or impermissible to do to some entity. In this sense, rocks may have the moral status of entities to which, just ... More


Is Powerful Causation an Internal Relation?

David Yates

in The Metaphysics of Relations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198735878
eISBN:
9780191799839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735878.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter it is argued that there is a tension in the view that powerful causation is an internal relation. Powers are ontologically dependent on other powers for their individuation, but in ... More


The Brain’s Default State: Self-Organized Oscillations in Rest and Sleep

Buzsáki György

in Rhythms of the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195301069
eISBN:
9780199863716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

In the absence of environmental inputs, such as during sleep, the brain engages in self-organized activity. The isolated neocortex, or small pieces of it, can sustain self-organized patterns. Neurons ... More


Core Cues to a Target

Leonard Talmy

in The Targeting System of Language

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036979
eISBN:
9780262343169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036979.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A core cue is an element of information about the target that the trigger is lexicalized to provide to the hearer. Seemingly all triggers provide such core cues in addition to their main function of ... More


Projection, Revelation, and the Function of Perception

Paul Coates

in Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception, and Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198712718
eISBN:
9780191781049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712718.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a projectivist account of perception. Distinctions are drawn between theories of perception, the philosophical pictures that motivate such theories, and the functions of ... More


Phenomenal Character and the Transparency of Experience

Martine Nida-Rümelin

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses qualia but uses the terms “phenomenal character,” “phenomenal differences,” and “phenomenal kinds” in its stead. The differences of phenomenal character are dependent upon the ... More


The Foundations of Structuralism and the Metaphysics of Relations

James Ladyman

in The Metaphysics of Relations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198735878
eISBN:
9780191799839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735878.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Mathematical structuralism and structural realism about science both take relations to be irreducible. In this respect they both run counter to the prevailing, or at least prominent, view of many ... More


Local Qualities

Elizabeth Miller

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 11

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198828198
eISBN:
9780191866852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828198.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For Humean atomists, cosmic contents supervene on a spatiotemporal mosaic of modally insulated, freely recombinable local qualities. One piecemeal subspecies of Humean atomism promises more than ... More


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