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Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Raffaella De Rosa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

While much has been written on Descartes' theory of mind and ideas, no systematic study of his theory of sensory representation and misrepresentation is currently available in the literature. This ... More


Law, Economics, and Morality

Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Economic analysis of law is a powerful analytical methodology. However, as a purely consequentialist approach, which determines the desirability of acts and rules solely by assessing the ... More


‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’:1 Popish Plot(s)

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses an outline of the key but controversial details of the Popish Plot. It studies particular misreports and misrepresentations of these details, whether unwitting or otherwise. ... More


Contract Law

EYAL ZAMIR and BARAK MEDINA

in Law, Economics, and Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.003.09
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses contract law. Ordinarily, market transactions do not involve infringements of deontological constraints. For this reason (and since they usually involve money or easily ... More


Misrepresentation

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

If the mid-Victorian generation was devoted to an idea of freedom of contract, Victorian values also deplored deception. This raised the question of how far parties entering into agreements could be ... More


Reaching for the Brass Ring

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers on Trial: Understanding Ethical Misconduct

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199760374
eISBN:
9780199827077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents a case involving Ernest Lee Brazil. It shows that Brazil chafed at all authority and restraint. He repeatedly left positions because he insisted on complete independence, ... More


Passing Off

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the history and ingredients of this misrepresentation economic tort. Part of its importance is as a parallel action to the statutory protection of trademarks, but it is shown ... More


The Misrepresentation Economic Torts: Conclusion

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the potential future developments of the misrepresentation economic torts: deceit, malicious falsehood, and passing off. Deceit and its satellite actions — the action for ... More


‘Gross Deceptions’: Newspapers, Theatre, and the Propaganda War

David Francis Taylor

in Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642847
eISBN:
9780191738869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642847.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers the way in which both Sheridan’s writing for and editorship of the opposition newspaper The Englishman (March–June 1779) and his metatheatrical comedy The Critic (October 1779) ... More


Bezoar-Stones, Gall-Stones, and Gem-Stones: A Chapter in the History of the Tort of Deceit

John Baker

in Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206551
eISBN:
9780191705397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses how the action on the case for deceit developed at a time when lawyers operated in a world where the categories of contract and tort were as yet unknown. In particular, under ... More


The Ethics of Sufficiency: ‘The Man of Law's Introduction’ and ‘Tale’; ‘The Shipman's Tale’

Alcuin Blamires

in Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter addresses ideas about what God ‘sends’ to an individual in terms of fortune and livelihood. While the Man of Law’s Prologue and Tale offer competing assessments of what is ‘enough’, the ... More


Overview

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces the reader to the problem of sensory misrepresentation in Descartes scholarship and outlines the argumentative strategies for solving it that will be fully developed in the ... More


Externalist Solutions: Causal Accounts

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The Descartes scholars who champion the view that Cartesian sensations are representational have provided either an externalist or an internalist account of their representationality. This chapter ... More


Externalist Solutions: Teleofunctional Accounts

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses a second type of externalist account of Cartesian sensations – viz., a teleofunctional one – and its alleged advantage of dissolving the problem of sensory misrepresentation ... More


A Descriptivist‐Causal Account and the Solution of the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter defends a qualified internalist account of the representationality of Cartesian sensations that differs from both externalist readings and from purely internalist accounts (also ... More


Lying and Freedom of Speech

Seana Valentine Shiffrin

in Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157023
eISBN:
9781400852529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157023.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether a strong commitment to freedom of speech precludes regulation of lies. The strong condemnation of lies and the derivation of freedom of speech from similar argumentative ... More


Sincerity and Institutional Values

Seana Valentine Shiffrin

in Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157023
eISBN:
9781400852529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157023.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines freedom of speech and sincerity in relation to institutions and institutional roles, using the university as a prime example. It first challenges the idea that mere declarations ... More


The Janus‐Faced Theory of Ideas of the Senses

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The leading idea of this chapter is that, for Descartes, intellectual ideas make it obvious what metaphysical category the properties they disclose to the mind fall into but not whether they are ... More


Mistake

Graham Virgo

in The Principles of the Law of Restitution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298501
eISBN:
9780191713613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298501.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

A claim to recover money mistakenly paid by the claimant to the defendant is often regarded as the paradigm example of a restitutionary claim founded on the principle of unjust enrichment. Mistake as ... More


The Knowledge Argument and Introspective Inaccuracy

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/9780199764037.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 1 contends that it is a serious open possibility that introspection misrepresents phenomenal properties as having qualitative natures that they really lack, and that this possibility supplies ... More


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