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Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception

Ryan Nichols

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199276912
eISBN:
9780191707759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276912.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The thesis that the mind cannot directly apprehend features of the physical world — what Thomas Reid calls the Way of Ideas — is a staple of Early Modern philosophical tradition. This commitment to ... More


The Representational Character of Experience

David J. Chalmers

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyzes aspects of the relationship between consciousness and intentionality. It focuses on the phenomenal character and the intentional content of perceptual states, canvassing various ... More


Solving the Logical Problem for Belief Attribution

Robert W. Lurz

in Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016056
eISBN:
9780262298339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016056.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores how the logical problem can be overcome for tests of belief attribution in animals. It discusses the main philosophical and empirical arguments against belief attribution in ... More


Pragmatic Representations

Bence Nanay

in Between Perception and Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199695379
eISBN:
9780191760747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695379.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Pragmatic representations are the representations that mediate between sensory input and motor output. The aim of this chapter is to argue that they are perceptual states and that they play a very ... More


Solving the Logical Problem for Perceptual State Attribution

Robert W. Lurz

in Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016056
eISBN:
9780262298339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016056.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the pessimists’ argument that there is no point in solving the logical problem due to the existence of sufficiently strong empirical and theoretical grounds against mindreading ... More


Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds

Robert W. Lurz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016056
eISBN:
9780262298339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Animals live in a world of other minds, human and nonhuman, and their well-being and survival often depends on what is going on in the minds of these other creatures. But do animals know that other ... More


Two Conceptions of Subjective Experience

Justin Sytsma and Edouard Machery

in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199927418
eISBN:
9780190267698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter compares ordinary people's (people with no experience in philosophical studies) and philosophers' notions of subjective experience. It reveals that the understanding of ordinary people ... 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


Empathic Self-Control

David Shoemaker

in Surrounding Self-Control

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197500941
eISBN:
9780197500972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500941.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

People with a high degree of self-control typically enjoy greater well-being than those with a low degree of self-control. They also tend to have a high degree of empathy. Further, those with low ... More


Consciousness

Jessica M. Wilson

in Metaphysical Emergence

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198823742
eISBN:
9780191862526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823742.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Wilson considers whether consciousness is either Weakly or Strongly emergent. Some have seen consciousness as the best case for a Strongly emergent phenomenon, reflecting that subjective or ... More


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