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Pictorial Perspective and the Indexical

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The connection between perspective and the indexical shows up in the sciences, for example, when talk of frames of reference is conducted in terms of observers (whose frames they are, so to speak). ... More


Measurement as Representation: 2. Information

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

There is more to measurement than its physical correlate. A broad concept of measurement must accommodate both the constraints on its physical correlate and its function of information gathering, ... More


Self‐Description

J.T. Ismael

in The Situated Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the descriptive analogue of self-location. It argues that if a language contains predicates that apply to the properties it exemplifies, and it contains reflexive expressions ... More


Projectivism without Error

Andy Egan

in Perceiving the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that a theory according to which some of the content of perception is self-locating gives us the resources to cash out the central thought behind projectivism, without having to ... More


Perceptual experience and the capacity to act

Susanna Schellenberg

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter develops and defends the capacity view, that is, the view that the ability to perceive the perspective-independent or intrinsic properties of objects depends on the perceiver's capacity ... More


Context

Robert Stalnaker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is an exploration of the notion of the context in which speech takes place: its role in the interpretation of what is said in context, and in the explanation of the dynamics of discourse. ... More


From Oneiragogia to Full-Fledged Dreaming: The Immersive-Spatiotemporal-Hallucination Model of Dreaming

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Whereas chapters 7-10 are concerned with different types of dreams, Chapter 11 asks whether beneath this variability it is possible to identify something like a phenomenal core of dreaming that might ... More


Many Worlds and Such

Jeffrey A. Barrett

in The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198844686
eISBN:
9780191889196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844686.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

We consider a number of radically different ways that Everett’s pure wave mechanics has been understood. Each of these reconstructions aims to provide a stronger variety of empirical adequacy than ... More


Emergent Chance

Alastair Wilson

in The Nature of Contingency: Quantum Physics as Modal Realism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198846215
eISBN:
9780191881374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846215.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers a theory of objective chance in the Everettian context, often seen as the main challenge facing EQM. By supplementing diverging EQM with quantum modal realist bridge principles ... More


Frege and Evans on the Sense of “I”

José Luis Bermúdez

in Understanding I: Language and Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796213
eISBN:
9780191837319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796213.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The best developed neo-Fregean account of the sense of “I” was offered by Gareth Evans in The Varieties of Reference. Evans’s account is based on his principle that understanding referring ... More


“I”: Token-Sense and Type-Sense

José Luis Bermúdez

in Understanding I: Language and Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796213
eISBN:
9780191837319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796213.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a positive account of the sense of “I.” The type-sense of “I” is straightforward. As Mark Sainsbury has emphasized, “I” is the word that English speakers use to refer to ... More


Being at the Centre: Self-location in Thought and Language

Clas Weber

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self-locating attitudes and assertions pose a challenge to the received view of mental and linguistic intentionality. In this chapter I try to show that the best way to meet this challenge is to ... More


Varieties of Centering and De Se Communication

Dirk Kindermann

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There has recently been a wave of attempts to make sense of the role of de se thoughts in a linguistic communication. A majority of the attempts assume a Perryan or Lewisian view of self-location. ... More


The Immunity of the Sense of Ownership

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198735885
eISBN:
9780191799846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735885.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are bodily self-ascriptions immune to error through misidentification (IEM)? It is classically assumed that I can be wrong about whose legs are crossed when I have access to them through vision, but ... More


Modeling a Perspective on the World

Robert Stalnaker

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A defense of a thesis about self-locating attitudes that Clas Weber has labeled “Propositionalism”: to be ignorant of where in the world one is, what time it is, or who one is is always to be ... More


Peripersonal space: A special way of representing space

Frédérique de Vignemont, Andrea Serino, Hong Yu Wong, and Alessandro Farnè

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Research in cognitive neuroscience indicates that we process the space surrounding our body in a specific way, both for protecting our body from immediate danger and for interacting with the ... More


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