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Doing without Concepts

Edouard Machery

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306880
eISBN:
9780199867950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Over recent years, the psychology of concepts has been rejuvenated by new work on prototypes, inventive ideas on causal cognition, the development of neo-empiricist theories of concepts, and the ... More


Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Jonathan Ellis and Daniel Guevara (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The status of Wittgenstein’s work in contemporary philosophy of mind is peculiar. While few philosophers of mind would deny that Wittgenstein had at least some helpful things to say concerning ... More


Motivation and Agency

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156171
eISBN:
9780199833467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515617X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is motivation, and what is its place in the lives of intelligent agents? This is Mele's guiding question. His search for an answer is sensitive to the theoretical concerns of philosophers of ... More


Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology: Methodological Reflections

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter provides a lucid organization and examination of the main themes in Wittgenstein’s philosophy of psychology (mostly post-Investigations). This chapter is a study in Wittgenstein’s ... More


The False Prison Volume Two

David Pears

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244868
eISBN:
9780191598210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824486X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the second of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the Philosophical Investigations and other writings from 1929 onwards. Though ... More


Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

P. M. S. Hacker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674824
eISBN:
9780191761287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674824.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This volume collects together recent writings on Wittgensteinian themes. A Wittgensteinian conception of philosophy is elaborated and defended against criticisms. The affinities and differences ... More


The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674824
eISBN:
9780191761287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674824.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology. The Tractatus is little concerned with the subject. One can but glean what his meta-psychological commitments were from ... More


The Nature of Perception

John Foster

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237693
eISBN:
9780191597442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Within the framework of a realist view of the physical world, there are two general theories of the nature of perception. The first is strong direct realism (SDR). This accepts a realist view of the ... More


The First Attempt to Extend the Treatment of the Ego to Sensations and Their Types: Other Minds

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume Two

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244868
eISBN:
9780191598210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824486X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Argues that the problem Wittgenstein was concerned with in the transition period around 1929 did not regard the external world but other minds. Pears delineates this problem as it struck Wittgenstein ... More


Human Passivity, Agency, and Hope

Adrienne M. Martin

in How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter makes several arguments. It stresses that hope deserves rather a different reputation than it has. On the one hand, it does not deserve a reputation as either unqualifiedly ... More


Dennett on Intentional Systems

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Daniel Dennett has elaborated an interconnected—and increasingly influential—set of views on the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychology, and those parts of moral philosophy that deal with ... More


Cartwright, Universal Laws, and Fundamentalism

Steven Horst

in Laws, Mind, and Free Will

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015257
eISBN:
9780262295741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015257.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the Davidsonian Problematic for the philosophy of psychology in terms of a contrast between two types of laws as discussed in the previous chapter—“strict and exceptionless” ... More


Self-Consciousness and "Split" Brains: The Minds' I

Elizabeth Schechter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809654
eISBN:
9780191846922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809654.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The largest fiber tract in the human brain is the corpus callosum, which connects the two cerebral hemispheres. A number of surgeries severing this structure were performed on adults in the United ... More


The hippocampus of Proust: The making of sense memories in the brain

Cretien Van Campen and Julian Ross

in The Proust Effect: The Senses as Doorways to Lost Memories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685875
eISBN:
9780191771675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685875.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The Proust effect is found to occur gradually, and largely outside the conscious mind, especially in the implicit memory systems. A Proust effect involves activity in many areas of the brain. Three ... More


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