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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Thomas Crowther There has been relatively little discussion, in contemporary philosophy of mind, of the active aspects of perceptual processes. This essay presents and offers some preliminary development of a view about what it is for an agent to watch a particular material object throughout...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 145–147.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Todd Buras Gideon Yaffe, Manifest Activity: Thomas Reid's Theory of Action . New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. x + 167 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. x...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Nomy Arpaly; Timothy Schroeder Theoretical and practical deliberation are voluntary activities, and like all voluntary activities, they are performed for reasons. To hold that all voluntary activities are performed for reasons in virtue of their relations to past, present, or even merely possible...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 49–75.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Stephen S. Bush Nicomachean Ethics presents a puzzle as to whether Aristotle views morally virtuous activity as happiness, as book 1 seems to indicate, or philosophical contemplation as happiness, as book 10 seems to indicate. The most influential attempts to resolve this issue have been either...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Andy Clark How should we characterize the functional role of conscious visual experience? In particular, how do the conscious contents of visual experience guide, bear upon, or otherwise inform our ongoing motor activities? According to an intuitive and (I shall argue) philosophically influential...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 423–462.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the experience of pursuing them. Game play shows that our agency is significantly more modular and more fluid than we might have thought. It also demonstrates our capacity to take on an inverted motivational structure. Sometimes we can take on an end for the sake of the activity of pursuing that end. games...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 211–249.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the authors draw on an analogy with a similar distinction between types of reasons for actions in the context of activities. This motivates a two-level account of the structure of normativity. The account relies upon a further distinction between normative reasons and authoritatively normative reasons. Only...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 507–510.
Published: 01 October 2022
... free. Later, within Neoplatonism, it would be developed in two distinctive ways. First, Neoplatonists would identify the free activity of human beings primarily with wise intellectual activity, as the best good available to us, and as one that, unlike practical activity, is not demanded by un-wished...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 463–467.
Published: 01 July 2021
... for the general phenomenon of covert exercitives. Even though it seems uncontroversial that conversational contributions enact conversational permissibility facts and changes to the conversational score, McGowan holds that our utterances can also constitute contributions to activities other than conversation...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... actuality; and second, the perceptual soul in a state of second potentiality is in a way already perceiving. On this view, the efficient-causal role of the perceptible object is to cause the activated sense to perceive a determinate perceptible quality (chapter 7). Finally, for Johansen the body...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 359–410.
Published: 01 July 2004
...Abraham Sesshu Roth Cornell University 2004 Anscombe, G. E. M. 1963 . Intention . 2d ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Bratman, Michael. 1987 . Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ____. 1992 . Shared Cooperative Activity...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 435–439.
Published: 01 July 2016
... do together” (16). Fully appreciating this fact, Laden argues, requires us to abandon a set of assumptions about reasons and reasoning that he calls the “standard picture.” Thus Reasoning pursues two distinct projects. The first is to investigate the nature and norms of the activity of reasoning...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of thinking, as the source of that activity (as “self-active,” to use Kant’s term). In order to understand ourselves as self-active in the sense required by relating to ourselves as thinkers or judgers, we must understand ourselves as the source of the fundamental norms governing this activity (see...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Sukaina Hirji Walker Matthew D. , Aristotle on the Uses of Contemplation . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2018 . 261 pp. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 The activity of philosophy is thoroughly useless. This, at any rate, is the view typically attributed...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... that the later Kant himself encouraged, the reality is much more complicated. For starters, there was in fact a relatively large group of active professional philoso- phers in eighteenth-century Germany—many of them comfortable, 1. Kant’s own pre-Critical works are an important exception: most...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (2): 203–248.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of how God’s causal power relates to the natural causal activity of creatures, Leibniz held that both God and the creature are directly involved in the occurrence of these effects. A divine concurrentist, in general, intends to satisfy two theses that were held by the vast majority of theologians...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 154–158.
Published: 01 January 2021
... attitudes toward the present. Her first target is the puzzle of boredom: Why is it that we can be bored even if we think what we're doing has a point or can do whatever we want? Why does boredom often result in meaningless or norm-violating activities, like carving a band's logo on one's desk? Calhoun's...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 January 2019
...’ in the third part of the book, of the ‘I think’ proposition at B131–32 in the Transcendental Deduction and the relation between the ‘I think’ as a conceptual representation and the “pre-discursive binding activity of imagination,” which Kant calls ‘transcendental imagination’ or also ‘synthesis...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 272–275.
Published: 01 April 2001
...-consciousnessin our activity of conceptual- ization. As Keller points out, standpoint-neutral representation is achieved for us through concepts (50).Concepts are rules for the combination of represen- tations, and the universality of such rules implies the standpoint-neutrality (hence...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 519–523.
Published: 01 October 2022
... with respect to our inclinations; on the other hand, to act from inclination not to be simply moved but is to move oneself, to be active . Developing arguments and positions from earlier papers, Schapiro offers a Kant-inspired, first-person-perspective moral psychology meant to capture and explain...