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Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

Bimal Krishna Matilal

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239765
eISBN:
9780191680014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239765.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a defence of the form of realism which stands closest to that upheld by the Nyāya–Vaíṣsika school in classical India. The book presents the Nyāya view and critically examines it against ... More


 Does Representationalism Undermine the Knowledge Argument?

Torin Alter

in Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171655
eISBN:
9780199871339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171655.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The knowledge argument aims to refute physicalism — the view that the world is entirely physical. The argument first establishes the existence of facts (or truths or information) about consciousness ... More


Overview

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces the reader to the problem of sensory misrepresentation in Descartes scholarship and outlines the argumentative strategies for solving it that will be fully developed in the ... More


Non‐Representationalist Solutions: Cartesian Sensations as Qualia

Raffaella De Rosa

in Descartes and the Puzzle of Sensory Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570379
eISBN:
9780191722455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570379.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter discredits the widespread non‐representationalist interpretation of Cartesian sensations as qualia (according to which sensations would present themselves as purely qualitative features ... More


Transparency and the Unity of Experience

John O’Dea

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/9780262232661.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The main focus of this chapter is the theory of phenomenal unity as proposed by Michael Tye. Michael Tye is a representationalist who holds the view that phenomenal properties are intentional ... More


From the Looks of Things: The Explanatory Failure of Representationalism

Diana Raffman

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/9780262232661.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter it is argued that although the representationalist has told a credible materialist story of how a perceptual experience gets and carries its intentional content, he has not yet ... More


The Method of Cases and the Representationalist Conception of Language

Avner Baz

in The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter articulates more fully the representationalist conception of language that underlies Williamson’s and Cappelen’s arguments in defense of the method of cases, and shows that essentially ... More


Representation and Unexploited Content

Robert Cummins, Jim Blackmon, David Byrd, Alexa Lee, and Martin Roth

in The World in the Head

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199548033
eISBN:
9780191809835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter points out the difficulties of teleosemantics, such as its inability to account for unexploited content. It explains the basis behind the theory that any content adequate to ground ... More


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