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What Is the Unity of Consciousness?

David J. Chalmers and Tim Bayne

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses another Kantian topic: the unity of consciousness. It looks at certain arguments that have been made against the unity of consciousness to determine whether they are good ... More


The Unity of Consciousness

Tim Bayne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

One of the features of consciousness that has been largely overlooked in recent treatments of the topic is its unity. What is the unity of consciousness? To what degree might consciousness be ... More


The Phenomenal Field

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

There are many things that might be meant by ‘the unity of consciousness.’ According to some conceptions of the unity of consciousness the claim that consciousness is necessarily unified is clearly ... More


Motivating the Unity Thesis

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter defends an argument for the unity thesis the centrepiece of which is the introspectively based claim to the effect that all of one's current experiences are unified. This claim is dubbed ... More


Religion

Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter seeks to challenge the myth of the antireligious Enlightenment by presenting an account of Enlightenment religiosity, an account anchored by three core ideas shared by a wide number of ... More


Religion

Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the shape of contemporary religiosity with respect to the three identifying characteristics of Enlightenment religiosity: the unity thesis, the morality thesis, and toleration. ... More


The Quilt of Consciousness

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter explores ways in which the unity of consciousness might constrain theories of consciousness. A distinction is made between two broad accounts of consciousness: atomistic accounts, ... More


The Protagoras

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Chapter 6 offers a detailed analysis of the Protagoras conceived as the first dialogue in which Plato starts to reflect on the failure of the early dialogues and to provide definitive solutions to ... More


Alternative Views

Micheal Slote

in The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790821
eISBN:
9780199919185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790821.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There are at least four main views about the structure of the virtues. Aristotle holds that the virtues are a unity and that perfection is possible; Peter Geach claims that they don't form a unity, ... More


Disunity of Virtue

Gopal Sreenivasan

in Emotion and Virtue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter contains the argument against the unity of the virtues, which presupposes that the virtues are not unified and vindicates anti-imperialism about virtue. It describes the unity of the ... More


The Impossibility of Perfection

Micheal Slote

in The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790821
eISBN:
9780199919185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790821.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter homes in on Aristotle and recent Aristotelianism, which have mainly assumed that the virtues are unified, that in order to have one virtue one must have them all. What can be said about ... More


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