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The Property Dualism Argument

Stephen L. White

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contemporary physicalists, materialists, and naturalists generally hold two theses: that mental states such as pains are identical to physical states of the brain, and that these identities are a ... More


The Puzzles: Informative Identity

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

“Cognitive significance” puzzles are especially problematic for anti-Fregean theories of reference, which, in particular, make it difficult to explain the informativeness of such identity sentences ... More


On the Ways Things Appear

Sydney Shoemaker

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How can we reconcile representationalism about phenomenal character — the view that the phenomenal character of experiences is fixed by their representational content — with the view that how things ... More


Default Semantics for Propositional Attitude Reports

K.M. Jaszczolt

in Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter addresses the problem of substitutivity of coreferential expressions in belief reports, and offers an original solution to this problem in the form of degrees of mode of presentation ... More


Ascribing Thoughts to Nonlinguistic Creatures Modes of Presentation

Jose Luis Bermudez

in Thinking without Words

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159691
eISBN:
9780199849598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159691.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores how a semantics can be provided for nonlinguistic thoughts in a way that both does justice to philosophical constraints on acceptable theories of content and provides the ... More


Frege and the Sense of ‘I’

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

If singular thoughts depend upon contextual relations to the objects of thought, how can they be communicated across contexts? The mental file framework suggests an account of the communication of ... More


“Lately Things Don't Seem the Same” The Conceivability Argument

Joseph Levine

in Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132359
eISBN:
9780199833375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132351.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The “conceivability argument” for dualism is presented and analyzed in depth. It is argued that in order to derive the possibility of zombies – creatures physically like us but without conscious ... More


Desperately Seeking Ψ

Charles Travis

in Perception: Essays After Frege

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676545
eISBN:
9780191755804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676545.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Tyler Burge, in arguing against (his understanding of) disjunctivism, argues that there is a perceptual state in common to each term of a certain kind of triple: seeing blah, seeing a ringer for ... More


Two Fundamental Problems: Frege's Classical Approach

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The problem of the nature of propositions, the things we assert, is introduced. Frege’s doctrine that a proposition is the sense of a sentence, a thoroughly conceptual entity, is set out and named ... More


Singularism vs Descriptivism

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

After a historical overview of the debate between Descriptivism and Singularism, it is shown that we need both a notion of sense or mode of presentation (as in Frege's work) and a notion of ... More


Know How

Jason Stanley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The thesis of this book is that knowing how to do something amounts to knowing facts. The facts are those that answer a question about how one could do it. Elaborating the conception of knowledge how ... More


Non-Descriptive Modes of Presentation as Mental Files

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Modes of presentation are needed to deal with ‘Frege cases’. A descriptivist construal of modes of presentation is known to be unsatisfactory in three types of case: cases of reference through ... More


Modes of Presentation in Personal Memory

Christopher McCarroll

in Remembering from the Outside: Personal Memory and the Perspectival Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190674267
eISBN:
9780190674298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674267.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When thinking about intentional states such as memory, there is a distinction drawn between “content” and “modes of presentation” of that content. How do field and observer perspectives relate to ... More


Fregean Particularism

Susanna Schellenberg

in The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827702
eISBN:
9780191866784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827702.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 4 develops Fregean particularism, thereby providing the details of my account of singular content. Fregean particularism advances a new understanding of singular modes of presentation: ... More


The Varieties of Remembering

Mark Rowlands

in Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and Autobiography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190241469
eISBN:
9780190241483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241469.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Various forms of memory are surveyed, explained and distinguished. The distinct categories of memory identified include procedural, declarative, autobiographical, semantic and episodic. Episodic ... More


The Poetics and Power of Presentation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Marjorie Hunt

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, the author draws upon three programs to describe the critical relationship between modes of presentation and interpretation of cultural heritage and traditional knowledge and skills ... More


Coreference De Jure

François Recanati

in Singular Thought and Mental Files

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198746881
eISBN:
9780191809101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746881.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In the recent literature, the relation of coreference de jure (the CDJ relation, for short) is characterized roughly as follows: that relation holds between two singular terms (tokens) in a discourse ... More


Do Mental Files Obey Strawson’s Constraint?

François Recanati

in The Fragmented Mind

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198850670
eISBN:
9780191885624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850670.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the mental file approach makes it possible to treat so-called Frege cases as an instance of fragmentation; that is, as cases in which conflicting pieces of information are ... More


De Re Subtleties: Response to Nathan Salmon

Stephen Schiffer

in Meanings and Other Things

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684939
eISBN:
9780191765230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684939.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

An extended reply to Salmon’s contribution, itself a response to Schiffer’s 2006 paper, “A Problem For Direct Reference Theories Of Belief Reports”.


Natural Causes

Paul M. Pietroski

in Causing Actions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The proposed account of causation, in terms of explanation, does not sleight the mind‐independence of causal relations. The relevant notion of explanation is objective, even if facts are taken to be ... More


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