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SensoramaA Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents$

Michael Pelczar

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198732655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732655.001.0001

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(p.234) (p.235) Index

(p.234) (p.235) Index

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Sensorama
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Oxford University Press
abominable conjunctions 164
absolute space 45–6, 216, 223
Adams, Robert M. 210
anti-realism 129–30
apple tree 181–2
argument from unusual origins 161–5
Aristotle 44, 119, 224
Armstrong, David 126, 128–9, 137, 139, 176
Arntzenius, Frank 221
astrolabe vs. microscope 175
atomic experience 104–6
Ayer, A.J. 126, 139
backwards causation 221
bacon slicer 187
Barbour, Julian 6
bats 163
Bayne, Tim 11, 77–9, 182, 186
Bell, John S. 216
Berkeley, George 113–16, 122, 140
Berkovitz, Joseph 221
Big Bang 98
Block, Ned 17
Bohr, Niels 220
Boscovich, Roger Joseph 209
Brahe, Tycho 173
brains-in-a-vat 160–5
Brentano, Franz 178, 195
Broad, C.D. 91
Brown, Kevin 40, 44, 216, 221
Burge, Tyler 201
Callender, Craig 6, 8, 98, 221
Campbell, Keith 211
Campbell, Scott 185
Canberra Plan 212
Cargile, James 162, 193, 208, 216
Carnap, Rudolf 1, 140
Casati, Roberto 146
causal loops 221
Chalmers, David 11, 45, 77–9, 82, 112, 135, 140, 157, 162–5, 210–11
Chinese Brain 17
Chisholm, Roderick 192
Churchland, Paul 169, 175
Collins, John M. 164
concurrent roads 102
confounding qualia 13
conscious experience
a well-founded phenomenon 59–62
atemporalism 5, 29, 70, 110–11, 139–40
atomic 104–6
derivative location of 158–9
diachronically complex 67, 82, 94–5, 99–101, 106
diachronically simple 59, 69–71, 76, 80–2, 85, 94, 98–9
in spacetime if in time 71
interpretation of 117–20
molecular 104
temporalism 5, 79–82, 111
unity of 74–9
consciousness, see conscious experience
cosmic microwave background 72
Craig, William Lane 215
Crane, Tim 200–2
cremation ashes 188
Crowther, Thomas 73
curved space 141
Dainton, Barry 79, 85, 87, 89–94, 98–101, 182, 186–8, 191
deceptive appearances 160, 165–7
Democritus 209
DeRose, Keith 164
Descartes, René 208
diachronic co-consciousness 94
diachronically complex experiences, see conscious experience: diachronically complex
diachronically simple experiences, see conscious experience: diachronically simple
direct realism 137
disunity problem 28, 75–9
doppelgangers 200
Dretske, Fred 9, 164, 195
dualism 79–82, 114, 210–11
Dummett, Michael 130
duration, see physical time
Earman, John 149
Edelglass, William 192
Einstein, Albert 1, 44, 216
(p.236) Einstein synchronization 38
embodiment 157–9
epiphenomenal ectoplasm 113
epistemic closure 164
EPR correlations 216–22
evolutionary psychology 6–7
experience, see conscious experience
experience “of” vs. “as of” 8–9
experience-holism 105–6
experiential voyages 147–51
explanatory posits 210
externalism
indexical arguments for 203–6
natural kinds arguments for 200–3
properly defined 199–200
extra-bodies problem 145–6, 156–7
Farkas, Katalin 195
Feynman, Richard 210
Field, Hartry 195
Fine, Arthur 220
FitzGerald, George 216
Flamsteed, John 173
Fodor, Jerry 195
forest and kitchen 85–7
Foster, John 93, 208, 210
frame of reference, see inertial coordinates
functionalism 75
Futch, Michael J. 140
Galilean relativity 45
Galilei, Galileo 39, 41, 173, 216
Galison, Peter 38
Garfield, Jay 192
Gauss, Carl Friedrich 141, 147, 154
general relativity 224
Geroch, Robert 44
ghosts 113
God 122, 214
Gödel, Kurt 149
Gould, Rupert 37
Graff, Delia 61
grain problem 80
grounding 112
Gustafsson, Johan E. 180
Hacking, Ian 175
Hájek, Alan 125
hallucination, see deceptive appearances
Hartshorne, Charles 140, 210
Hawthorne, John 164
Healey, Richard 81
hidden patterns in experience 169
Hoerl, Christoph 62, 90
Horgan, Terence 195
hors d’oeuvres 213
hostage situation 182
human brain 24
Hume, David 84, 132–3
Humean supervenience 211–12
Hurley, Susan 11
Husserl, Edmund 88
Huygens, Christiaan 209
idealism
Berkeleyan 113–14
holistic 116–18
Kantian 120–2
Leibnizian 122–4
mental substrate 116
Millian 124–6, 140–6
narrow 116
principal objections to 160
spacetime and 139–40
illusion, see deceptive appearances
imperceptible things 167–76
inertial coordinates 40–4
intentionality 31–2, 194–206
internalism
about indexical beliefs 204–6
basic argument for 196–8
properly defined 199–200
intrinsic vs. relational properties 198–9
introspection
limitations of 10–11
reliability of 14–20, 27
skepticism about 20–7
under ideal circumstances 13
Visual Brain and 17–19
Introspection Principle 11–13
inverted spectrum 100
Jackson, Frank 20, 112, 211
Julius Caesar 158
jumping streams of consciousness 181–2
Kant, Immanuel 27, 57, 115–16, 120–2, 140, 167–8
Kirk, Robert 211
kitchen and forest 85–7
Kreh, Lefty 207
Kriegel, Uriah 13, 195
Langton, Rae 117, 121, 168
laws of experience 96–101, 135–6
laws of physics
CPT-reversal invariance and 98
time-reversal invariance and 97–8
Lee, Geoffrey 4–5, 223
Leibniz’s mill 74–5
Lewis, David 3, 134, 211–12
(p.237) LIFO vs. FIFO 34–5, 53
lightlike separation 47
Loar, Brian 194–5, 197
Locke, John 57–8, 209
Lockwood, Michael 80
Lorentz, Hendrik 215–16, 223–4
Lowe, E.J. 192
McDowell, John 9
McGinn, Colin 71
McGurk effect 106
Mach, Ernst 168
Mackie, David 183
McTaggart, J.M.E. 56, 62
McTaggart’s Principle 62–6
manifest vs. scientific image 174–5
maps 33–4
Margenau, Henry 168
Maxwell’s laws 40, 174
Meehl, Paul E. 75
memory of experience 184–5
Mendeleev, Dmitri 172
mental representation, see intentionality
merely apparent bodies 156–7
Mermin, N. David 44, 216
Merricks, Trenton 192, 210
Michelson, Albert A. 49
microscope vs. astrolabe 175
Miller, Izchak 58
Minkowski, Hermann 44
misperception 9
modal realism 134
molecular experience 104
movie analogy 63
Mr Nakamura 197
Müller-Lyer illusion 166
necessitarianism 134
neo-Lorentzian mechanics 224
Network Time Protocol, see Einstein synchronization
Newton, Isaac 27, 36, 39–44, 172–3, 224
Nike array 40–4
Nolan, Daniel 212
O’Shaughnessy, Brian 73, 185
Olson, Eric T. 183
parallel experience production 182
Parfit, Derek 184–5, 189
Parsons, Charles 168
part-sharing 101–2
Pauli, Wolfgang 44
Peirce, C.S. 70, 176–7
Pelczar, Michael J. 170
permanent possibilities of sensation 124–6, 128–9, 141
Perry, John 185
phenomenal character 103
phenomenal dispositions 32, 197
phenomenal duration
independent of physical duration 94–5
lower bound on 60–1
no threat to atemporalism 68
phenomenological temporalism and 5–7
relativistic duration and 5–7, 94–5
ubiquity of 62–6
phenomenal gunk 59
phenomenal integration 86–7, 101, 106
phenomenal overlap 92–3, 101, 106
phenomenal simultaneity
dualism and 81–2
physical simultaneity and 70–9
physicalism and 79–81
relativistic simultaneity and 6, 69–83
phenomenal sorites 106–10
phenomenal succession
ubiquity of 62–6
vs. phenomenal passage 62
vs. succession of experiences 56–68
phenomenalism
direct realism and 136–7
in Mill 124–6, 140–6
intentionality and 194–8
mind-dependence and 128–30
radical phenomenalism 1–2, 30, 139–59
superior to other idealist theories 127–38
the mystery of consciousness and 130–6
phenomenological blindspots 13
phenomenological hypertext 214
phenomenological limit 154
phenomenological potential 114, 120–6, 140–1
phenomenological regress 64–6
Phillips, Ian 58, 61, 88, 185
photographs 117–18
physical time
as the possibility of self-difference 139–40
defined 7
duration in 5–6, 52–3
simultaneity in 6, 36–8, 49–52, 215–24
physicalism 79–82, 114, 210–13
pickle jar 85–7
plague 168–9
Poincaré, Henri 3–7, 54–5, 111, 215–16, 221
pointillism 5, 79–82
Popkin, Richard H. 209
pre-established harmony 116–17, 122
Price, H.H. 143
Price, Huw 98, 221
(p.238) principle of inertia 39, 223–4
principle of sufficient reason 131–4
problem of repeated contents 89–94, 101
protophenomenalism 210–11
Putnam, Hilary 196–7, 201–5
qualia 8–10
radical phenomenalism
detailed development of 139–59
global 151
local 154
metaphysical objections to 160–77
motivation for 3–7, 28–9, 140, 208–14
phenomenological objections to 2, 110–11
Ramsey, Frank 126, 213–14
random (vs. uncaused) 135
Rashbrook, Oliver 58, 73
relational vs. intrinsic properties 198–9
relativity, see special relativity
relativity of duration 52–3
relativity of simultaneity 49–52
risks 129
Robinson, Howard 113, 124, 125, 208
Rovelli, Carlo 8
Rowe, William R. 133
Russell, Bertrand 5, 69–70, 126, 192–3, 195
Russell’s Thesis 69–73
Savitt, Steven 6
Scerri, Eric 172
Schaffer, Jonathan 112
Schwitzgebel, Eric 20–6
scientific realism, see imperceptible things
scientific vs. manifest image 174–5
Second Law of Thermodynamics 98
self
anti-realism about 180
asymmetric dependence theory 181, 184–6
Buddhist views on 192
hypothetical-stream theory 186–8
particularism about 189–92
reductive theories of 181–8
substrate theory 183–4
Sellars, Wilfrid 174–5
Semmelweis, Ignaz 170
sensation-conditionals 125, 141–6
serialism 28, 70, 73–9
Shearing, George 17–18
Shoemaker, Sydney 185
Sider, Theodore 212
simultaneity, see physical time
skepticism 164, 208–9
Skorupski, John 125, 209
Smart, J.J.C. 9, 128, 130–1, 143–4
Snow, John 170–1
soda machine 183
Soteriou, Matthew 58, 64, 73
spacelike separation 47
spacetime
distance in 54, 210
topology of 148–50
violation of triangle inequality 210
spacetime explorer 146–7
speaker-meaning vs. word-meaning 203
special relativity 44–54
spherical interstellar object 133–4
Stoljar, Daniel 112
Strawson, Galen 73, 180, 195, 210
stream of consciousness
atemporal theory 101–6
divided appearances in 89–90
inner-awareness theory 91–2
memory theory 90
neutrally characterized 84
paradox of 87–9
temporal overlap theory 92–4
Strobe Case 16
supervenience 112–13
telegraph 37–8
Tetrode, Hugo 33, 221
Texas to Nevada 119
Theorema Egregium 141
things-in-themselves 120–2, 130, 136
Thomson, William (Lord Kelvin) 209
Tienson, John 195
time travel 146
timelike separation 47
time-slices 44
Tooley, Michael 223
Tree of Science 210
Turing machine 123; see also monads
Turner landscape 97
Twin Earth 200, 222
two brains 182
Tye, Michael 85
uncaused (vs. random) 135
unity of consciousness 73–9
Unworld 98–100
Uttaklak and the Eelgoo 144–5
Valberg, J.J. 56, 125
van Fraassen, Bas 175
van Inwagen, Peter 131
Varzi, Achille C. 146
Vatmaster 163
Venus 18–19
veridical perception 9
verificationism 216
Victor 18–19
(p.239) Vinten-Johansen, Peter 171
Visual Brain 18–19, 60
“water”-dispositions 202
waterfall illusion 8, 63
Weierstrass function 64–5
Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory 221
William of Ockham 207
Winkler, Kenneth 143
Winter Solstice 67
word-meaning vs. speaker-meaning 203
Wright, Crispin 61
Zuboff, Arnold 5, 95