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Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception

Ryan Nichols

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199276912
eISBN:
9780191707759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276912.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The thesis that the mind cannot directly apprehend features of the physical world — what Thomas Reid calls the Way of Ideas — is a staple of Early Modern philosophical tradition. This commitment to ... More


The Gnostic Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the Kālacakratantra and the Kālacakra tradition as a Buddhist gnostic system. To do this it examines the various ways in which the tantric system interprets gnosis and its ... More


A Case for the Psychological Reality of Language

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with the popular “Representational Theory of the Mind” (RTM), according to which a thought involves a mental representation. It then follows Fodor in arguing for the controversial ... More


The Grasp of Faith The Grasp of Faith and Supranoetic Union

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In designating a non-discursive faculty of apophatic union, Gregory is doing nothing new. This chapter explores parallels in Middle and Neoplatonism: Celsus, The Chaldaean Oracles, Plotinus. Gregory ... More


Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

How can one think about the same thing twice without knowing that it's the same thing? How can one think about nothing at all (for example Pegasus, the mythical flying horse)? Is thinking about ... More


Virtual reality

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Since speakers refer to and quantify over virtual objects as naturally as they do over actual objects, natural ontology is basically intensional, requiring acceptance of virtual realities. Each ... More


The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310139
eISBN:
9780199871209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is the second of a three-volume set on the subject of innateness. The book is highly interdisciplinary, and addresses such question as: to what extent are mature cognitive capacities a ... More


Aristotle’s Painful Path to Virtue: The Many and the Generous-Minded

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to Burnyeat, Aristotle thinks that people learn to identify virtuous acts by being told which acts are virtuous, habitually performing these acts, and taking pleasure in performing them. ... More


The Metaphysics of Mind

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192830708
eISBN:
9780191670527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192830708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The year 1989 was the centenary of the birth of Ludwig Wittgenstein. It also saw the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Gilbert Ryle's book The Concept of Mind. Their ideas have had a major ... More


Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach

Georges Dreyfus

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses insights of the Yogācāra Buddhist tradition to explore some questions concerning consciousness. It is first argued that the Yogācāra view of consciousness provides a middle ground ... More


Hume and the bundle view of the self

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Chapter begins with a discussion of objections to the bundle view of the mind in Hume's Scottish critics, such as Beattie and Reid. It examines claims that the bundle view was anticipated in ... More


“Ideal Mill Girls”: The Lowell Offering and Female Aspiration

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the factory women's magazine, the Lowell Offering (1840-45), as one of the primary emanations of the phenomenon of “mind amongst the spindles”. It examines the controversial ... More


A Long-Contested Freedom: Metaphysics and Moral Theory

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the moral implications of Hazlitt's construct of the self-affirming tendency of the mind, of which the fullest and most powerful manifestation is termed ‘genius’. It notes that ... More


The Five Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Implications for Psychotherapy

Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, and Barry L. Beyerstein

in Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195182231
eISBN:
9780199870684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter argues that misconceptions concerning the human mind are legion even among highly intelligent and well-educated members of the general public, and that these misconceptions can interfere ... More


How are Cognitions Possible?

Robert Hanna

in Kant and the Foundations of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272044
eISBN:
9780191699573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272044.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the key explanatory notion in Immanuel Kant's general cognitive semantics is his epigenetic or generative/productive theory of the mind, according to which object-directed ... More


Self Knowledge and the Rule of Truth

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Basic Cartesian intuitions are directed at simple natures, not truths; but intuitions are also a foundation for propositional knowledge. There are two basic objectives of this chapter: (1) to show ... More


Moral Philosophy

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the moral philosophy of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. It suggests that Hopkins attributed to the mind a radical capacity for making a priori judgements but he does so ... More


The representational theory of the visual mind

PIERRE JACOB and MARC JEANNEROD

in Ways of Seeing: The scope and limits of visual cognition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198509219
eISBN:
9780191584909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509219.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter sketches and argues for a view called the ‘representational theory of the visual mind’ (RTVM). RTVM is not so much a scientific theory that leads to testable predictions, as a picture or ... More


Conservative Excesses and Allan Bloom

Benjamin R. Barber

in An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter comments on Allan Bloom's critique of democracy in his book The Closing of the American Mind. It examines why this anti-democratic book has been championed by conservatives, and why it ... More


Knowing One's Own Mind

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is an attempt to resolve the following apparent difficulty: given that the contents of our minds are in part determined by external factors of which we are ignorant, how is it possible for us to know ... More


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