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Action and its Explanation

Action and its Explanation

David-Hillel Ruben

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235880
eISBN:
9780191679155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book pursues some novel and unusual standpoints in the philosophy of action. It rejects, for example, the most widely held view about how to count actions, and argues for what it calls a ... More

AnimalismNew Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Animalism is the view that we are animals. After being ignored for a long time in philosophical discussions of our nature, this idea has recently gained considerable support in metaphysics and ... More

Anti-Externalism

Anti-Externalism

Joseph Mendola

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Externalism about mental content is the view that things outside of the skin or in the past are constitutive parts of present mental states. Internalism is the denial of externalism. This book ... More

Beyond VisionPhilosophical Essays

Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays

Casey O’Callaghan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198782964
eISBN:
9780191826184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782964.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book draws theoretical and philosophical lessons about perception, the nature of its objects, and sensory awareness through sustained attention to extra-visual and multisensory forms of ... More

Bounded ThinkingIntellectual virtues for limited agents

Bounded Thinking: Intellectual virtues for limited agents

Adam Morton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658534
eISBN:
9780191746192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The book describes virtues of limitation management, intellectual virtues of adapting to the fact that we cannot solve many problems that we can easily describe. How to be profitably stupid. It ... More

Causation and Free Will

Causation and Free Will

Carolina Sartorio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746799
eISBN:
9780191809071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746799.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book develops a causal version of a compatibilist, actual-sequence view of freedom. It is a compatibilist view in that acting freely is compatible with the truth of determinism; an ... More

Cognition Through UnderstandingSelf-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

Tyler Burge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672028
eISBN:
9780191751929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672028.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book collects Tyler Burge’s essays on self‐knowledge, interlocution, reasoning, and reflection. The essays use epistemology as a way of understanding underlying powers of mind. They focus on ... More

Cognitive Phenomenology

Cognitive Phenomenology

Tim Bayne and Michelle Montague (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199579938
eISBN:
9780191731112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579938.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The word ‘phenomenology’ as it occurs in the title of this book is a name for the subjective qualitative character of experience. It is widely agreed that there is such a thing as sensory ... More

The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental

The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental

Robert Kirk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669417
eISBN:
9780191748769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669417.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Physicalism entails that truths expressed in non-physical terms are redescriptions of a world specifiable in narrowly physical terms. This book argues that physicalists must therefore hold that the ... More

Consciousness and the Limits of ObjectivityThe Case for Subjective Physicalism

Consciousness and the Limits of Objectivity: The Case for Subjective Physicalism

Robert J. Howell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654666
eISBN:
9780191753091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Howell argues that the options in the debates about consciousness and the mind–body problem are more limited than many philosophers have appreciated. Unless one takes a hard-line stance, which either ... More

Emotional InsightThe Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience

Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience

Michael S. Brady

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685523
eISBN:
9780191765681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685523.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

It is a commonplace that emotions can give us information about the world: we are told, for instance, that sometimes we must ‘listen to our heart’ when trying to figure out what to believe or think. ... More

Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and RealismEssays on Wilfrid Sellars

Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Willem A. deVries (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

These chapters in this book were written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wilfrid Sellars's essay ‘Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind’, a landmark of 20th-century philosophy. Ranging widely ... More

Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood

Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood

Simon J. Evnine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239948
eISBN:
9780191716898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239948.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book discusses various epistemic aspects of what it is to be a person. Persons are defined as finite beings that have beliefs, including second‐order beliefs about their own and others' beliefs, ... More

Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Jaegwon Kim

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585878
eISBN:
9780191595349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of 14 essays; 11 of these have been previously published and three are new. All but one of them have been written since 1993 when my essay collection Supervenience and Mind ... More

Essays on Skepticism

Essays on Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of important work on the problem of scepticism, by someone who has provided perhaps the leading contemporary investigation of this problem. The guiding questions of this ... More

ExperiencesAn Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

J. M. Hinton

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Someone who has more sympathy with traditional empiricism than with much of present-day philosophy may ask himself: ‘How do my experiences give rise to my beliefs about an external world, and to what ... More

Experiencing Time

Experiencing Time

Simon Prosser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198748946
eISBN:
9780191811579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748946.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Our engagement with time is a ubiquitous feature of our lives. We are aware of time on many scales, from the briefest flicker of change to the way our lives unfold over many years. But to what extent ... More

Extended Epistemology

Extended Epistemology

J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, and Duncan Pritchard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198769811
eISBN:
9780191822643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

One of the most important research programs in contemporary cognitive science is that of extended cognition. In this area of study, features of a subject’s cognitive environment can, in certain ... More

Freedom and Belief

Freedom and Belief

Galen Strawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are many senses in which we can be said to be free agents, and to be morally responsible. There is also, however, a strong, fundamental, and natural sense in which these things are impossible. ... More

The GivenExperience and its Content

The Given: Experience and its Content

Michelle Montague

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198748908
eISBN:
9780191811661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

What is given to us in conscious experience? The Given is an attempt to answer this question and in this way contribute to a general theory of mental content. The content of conscious experience is ... More

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