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The Self‐Reference Rule

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the self-reference rule (SSR), which states that ‘I’ refers to the subject who produced it. In particular, it analyses the suggestion that SRR is able to provide a satisfactory ... More


Introduction

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emergence of a neuromolecular vision of the brain. This means a new scale at which the brain and nervous system was conceptualized, and a new way ... More


Review of Past Formulations

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter reviews the most prominent recent formulations of physicalist doctrine to determine how well they fare relative to the criteria of adequacy set out in Chapter 1. It argues that every ... More


Can We Understand the Action of Brains in Natural Environments?

Hermann Wagner and Bernhard Gaese

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

One of the major challenges for future research will lie in trying to reconcile current reductionist approaches and results with the real demands of nervous systems: the online operation of brains ... More


In Defense of the HOT Thesis

Rocco J. Gennaro

in The Consciousness Paradox: Consciousness, Concepts, and Higher-Order Thoughts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016605
eISBN:
9780262298582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016605.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a defense of the HOT Thesis, stating that a version of the HOT theory is true and thus a version of reductive representationalism is true. Current theories of consciousness ... More


Why Cognitive Neuroscience?

Tim Shallice and Richard P. Cooper

in The Organisation of Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579242
eISBN:
9780191804489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579242.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter first describes the reductionist approach for investigating the mental process. It then discusses a reductionist program for investigating more central processes; further conceptual ... More


Understanding High Crime Rates in Latin America: The Role of Social and Policy Factors

Rodrigo R. Soares and Joana Naritomi

in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a survey of the problem of crime in Latin America and takes a reductionist approach to analyze the determinants of the high crime levels, focusing on the negative social ... More


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