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Terminology: What the Questions Mean

Tyler Burge

in Origins of Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581405
eISBN:
9780191723223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581405.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explicates key terms in the main questions raised in this book: What does it take for an individual to represent the physical world objectively? What are minimum constitutive conditions ... More


Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Peter Kivy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary ... More


Perceptual Experience

Tamar Szabo Gendler and John Hawthorne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The topic of perceptual experience lies at the center of a number of important debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the psychology of perception. In recent years, it has become one of ... More


Agility of Mind and the Integrated Controlled-Automatic, Specific-Abstract (iCASA) Framework

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with an explanation of why we need a new construct of mental agility. It then discusses how this book is about “bridges”—bridges within, and to, thinking. The material for the ... More


Reasons Require Conceptual Contents

Bill Brewer

in Perception and Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that reasons require conceptual contents. That is to say, a person has a reason for believing something only if he is in some mental state or other with a representational content that is ... More


Representation, Scepticism, and the A Priori

Frank Jackson

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Frank Jackson investigates the theoretical commitments of certain stances about semantics as far as they shed light on the dispute between meaning‐based and non‐meaning‐based approaches to explaining ... More


The Primacy of Mental Language

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The third chapter discusses how Buridan’s conception of mental language provides the grounding for the objectivity and universality of logic despite the radical conventionality of written and spoken ... More


Occurrence, State, Content, and Character

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces Geach's argument for rejecting William James’ suggestion that our conscious mental lives include a ‘stream of conscious thought’. The chapter explains Geach's claim that the ... More


Cognitive Phenomenology: What Is Given in Conscious Thought

Michelle Montague

in The Given: Experience and its Content

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198748908
eISBN:
9780191811661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748908.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 8 argues that conscious thought cannot be adequately characterized without appealing to a distinctive kind of non-sensory cognitive phenomenology. What features must be present for us to ... More


The Phenomenology of Agency and the Libet Results

Terry Horgan

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the phenomenal character of agentive experience—i.e., what it is like to experience oneself as the conscious author of one's behavior. Experiences with this distinctive kind ... More


Are the Senses Silent?: Travis’s Argument from Looks

Keith A. Wilson

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Many philosophers and scientists take perceptual experience, whatever else it involves, to be representational. In ‘The Silence of the Senses’, Charles Travis argues that this view involves a kind of ... More


The Silences of the Senses

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/9780199676545.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

On a current view, in perceptual experience things, or things perceived, are represented as being (perhaps to be) thus and so (where it is not the perceiver who thus represents things to himself). ... More


Arguments Against the Representational View

Berit Brogaard

in Seeing and Saying: The Language of Perception and the Representational View of Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190495251
eISBN:
9780190495275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495251.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter defends the representational view of visual experience against objections by Brewer, Siegel, Johnston, and Travis. Four problems are discussed: (1) the generality problem, or how to ... More


A Brentanian Theory of Content

Michelle Montague

in The Given: Experience and its Content

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198748908
eISBN:
9780191811661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748908.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 develops the Brentanian theory of content introduced in Chapter 1, according to which the total content of an experience is everything that one experiences in having the experience. It is ... 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


Heat, Temperature, and Phenomenal Concepts

Isabelle Peschard and Michel Bitbol

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter makes the claim that phenomenal concepts and physical concepts refer to one and the same thing—a physical property. Something that can be known by tactile sensing is the same thing as ... More


Nietzsche and Metaphysics

Peter Poellner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250630
eISBN:
9780191598258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A reconstruction of Nietzsche's epistemology and metaphysics aimed at isolating and assessing dominant lines of argument concerning truth, knowledge, and reality in Nietzsche's mature and late ... More


Malebranche: The Theory of Ideas

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Malebranche holds that the Cartesian doctrine of ideas not merely conflates logic and psychology, but it thereby opens the door to scepticism and to a voluntarist theory of the eternal truths, which ... More


The Nature of Pain and the Appearance/Reality Distinction

Michael Tye

in Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception, and Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198712718
eISBN:
9780191781049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712718.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Pains are experiences that represent tissue damage. Pains vary in how they feel; and this seems tied in part to variations in qualities of the represented tissue damage. However, if this is all that ... More


Why Does Change Seem Dynamic?

Simon Prosser

in Experiencing Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198748946
eISBN:
9780191811579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748946.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Change is experienced as having a ‘dynamic’ quality that strikes many people as inconsistent with the ‘static block’ of the B-theory. This chapter offers an explanation. Firstly it suggests that this ... More


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