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 Common Sense, the Manifest Image, and Immaterialism

John Russell Roberts

in A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

With an interpretation of Berkeley's view of spirits in hand, this chapter turns to the task of situating that view of spirits within his overall positive metaphysics and defending the connection it ... More


The Universe As We Find It

John Heil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596201
eISBN:
9780191741876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book offers answers to the following questions. What does reality encompass? Is reality exclusively physical? Or does reality include non‐physical — mental, and perhaps ‘abstract’ — aspects? ... More


 Problems of Rivalry with Science

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The divergence between the world descriptions provided by physical science and by common sense has led to some of the oldest and most persistent arguments for eliminating ordinary objects. Some ... More


Introduction

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The hypothesis is that space‐time is what there is. W.V. Quine's ‘abstract objects’ are rejected. What exists should play some causal role (Graham Oddie's Eleatic Principle). The nature of space‐time ... More


On Sellars's Two Images of the World

Jay F. Rosenberg

in Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reviews Sellars's arguments for the ultimate ontological primacy of the ‘scientific image’ over the ‘manifest image’, despite the fact that the manifest image is essential to the ... More


Naturalism and the Scientific Image

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Naturalists have at least three core commitments: refusing appeals to what is supernatural or transcendent to nature; making scientific understanding central to philosophical understanding; and ... More


The Ontological Turn

John Heil

in The Universe As We Find It

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596201
eISBN:
9780191741876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter is a summary of conclusions reached in preceding chapters. The fundamental things, or perhaps arrangements of the fundamental things, serve as truthmakers for all the truths that have ... More


Commentary: Reply to Hawthorne: Physics before Metaphysics 1

James Ladyman

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The metaphysical conception of the generation of the macroworld from fundamental physics that Hawthorne considers is criticized in this Commentary, and compared with the scientific account offered by ... 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


Images, Descriptions, and Pictures: Personhood and the Clash

Willem A. deVries

in Sellars and his Legacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198766872
eISBN:
9780191823909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766872.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the “clash” between the scientific and manifest images cannot be a stark conflict between two supposedly “complete” conceptual frameworks, as Sellars tends to portray it. ... More


Conclusion: Consciousness and the Manifest Image

Keith Allen

in A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755364
eISBN:
9780191816659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755364.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Questions about the nature and existence of colour have an important bearing on wider questions about the nature of consciousness and, more generally, the relationship between the ‘manifest’ and ... More


What to Take Away from Sellars’s Kantian Naturalism

James R. O’Shea

in Sellars and his Legacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198766872
eISBN:
9780191823909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766872.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyzes Sellars’s uniquely Kantian naturalist outlook both in general and concerning ‘epistemic principles’ in particular. This remains a plausible and distinctive position when ... More


Conclusion: Reconciling the Manifest and Scientific Images

Murray Smith

in Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790648
eISBN:
9780191837791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790648.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Understanding art and aesthetic experience involves, in large measure, setting individual works in the context of larger regularities and patterns of behaviour. That said, we may need to live with ... More


The Theory of Appearing Defended

Harold Langsam

in Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026550
eISBN:
9780262255219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026550.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The goal of this chapter is to clarify and defend a particular theory as to the ontological nature of experiences, beginning by describing the theory and contrasting it to its principal rivals. The ... More


Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film

Murray Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198790648
eISBN:
9780191837791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790648.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Sixty years ago C. P. Snow began his campaign against the ‘two cultures’—the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional ‘literary intellectual’ culture, and the culture of the ... More


Conflict and the Problem of Hidden Attributes

Jeff Speaks

in The Greatest Possible Being

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An over-simple version of the method of perfect being theology arguably attributes to God incompossible properties (e.g. both the property of being able to do wrong and the property of being ... More


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