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Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266463
eISBN:
9780191709111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents a collection of twelve essays which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. The book offers penetrating discussions of such ... More


The Good and the True

Michael Morris

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This book provides a radical alternative to naturalistic theories of content, and offers a new conception of the place of mind in the world. Confronting head-on the scientific conception of the ... More


Truth and Virtue

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter aims to explain why there cannot be an evolutionary theory of content. It depends upon the idea that it is appropriate to give an evaluative theory of desire, just as it is to give an ... More


Word-Meaning and Opacity

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a programmatic showing how an evaluative theory of content can meet two constraints: the right substitution conditions for belief contexts, and what it is for words to be ... More


What is a Theory of Content?

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the content of propositional attitudes. It also examines conceptual content and informational content. A reduction of the concepts of content must meet the condition of ... More


Philosophical Theories and Metaphysical Schemes

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter aims to provide a philosophical theory of content. ‘Content’ here means conceptual content—the content of propositional attitudes. A conception of what philosophical theories should do ... More


Introduction

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter states that this book offers a general metaphysical picture, a theory of content, and a transcendental argument for a form of moral realism. It argues that according to Hume, to provide ... More


The Rules of Thought

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The Rules of Thought develops a Fregean theory of mental content and a rationalist approach to epistemology. According to the Fregean theory of mental content developed in Part I, ... More


Simple Minds

Karen Neander

in A Mark of the Mental: In Defense of Informational Teleosemantics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036146
eISBN:
9780262339865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036146.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Plainly enough, the right theory of mental content should (when fed the facts) assign the right contents to mental representations, but which ones are right? There is disagreement among philosophers ... More


True Colors

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses some obvious objections to color adverbialism which arise from considering the dominant theories within the philosophy of perception, such as the problem of perceptual error. ... More


The Psychological Realization of Fregean Sense

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in The Rules of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses Quinean worries about the version of the analytic-synthetic distinction developed in the two previous chapters. Attention is paid to a potential objector who, for the sake of ... More


Introduction

Dominic Gregory

in Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653737
eISBN:
9780191761294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Introduction sets the scene for the rest of the book. It introduces the class of distinctively sensory representations—the class of all those representations which show things as looking or ... More


The Constitutive Relation

Madhucchanda Sen

in Externalism and the Mental

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453603
eISBN:
9780199084623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453603.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the nature of the constitutive relation that externalists speak of, in understanding which many externalists have tried to say that our external environment causally determines ... More


Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction

Kathrin Gl¨uer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195382976
eISBN:
9780190267469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195382976.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Donald Davidson was one of the 20th century’s deepest analytic thinkers. He developed a systematic picture of the human mind and its relation to the world. At its center is an idea of minded ... More


Representation in Cognitive Science

Nicholas Shea

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The representational theory of mind (RTM) has given us the powerful insight that thinking consists of the processing of mental representations. Behaviour is the result of these cognitive processes ... More


Surprise and misrepresentation

Jakob Hohwy

in The Predictive Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682737
eISBN:
9780191766350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682737.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with a series of philosophical problems. Primarily, it is the problem of misrepresentation, namely how an account of perceptual content can make room for the possibility of ... More


Meaning and Content in Cognitive Science

Robert Cummins 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/9780199548033.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter describes the prospects for a cognitive science of ‘meaning’ and ‘content’. It considers ‘meaning’ as a property of linguistic expressions or acts, while ‘content’ is described as a ... More


The LOT of the Causal Theory of Mental Content

Robert Cummins

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/9780199548033.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter talks about the causal theory of mental content (CT), which is incompatible with an elementary fact of perceptual psychology called the nontransducibility of distal properties (NTDP). It ... More


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