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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 614–619.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., it could be argued that if opacity had been instantiated, electrocution might not have occurred. Kroedel compares his argument for mental causation with a similar argument represented in my early work (sec. 2.4). By appeal to Lewis’s simple counterfactual theory of causation, I used to argue...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Mary Salvaggio Michaelian Kourken , Mental Time Travel: Episodic Memory and Our Knowledge of the Personal Past . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press , 2016 . xx + 291 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Mental Time Travel defends the extraordinary claim that episodic memory...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 378–385.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Angela Mendelovici; David Bourget Neander Karen , A Mark of the Mental . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press , 2017 . xv + 327 . © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 Karen Neander's A Mark of the Mental is a noteworthy and novel contribution to the long-running project of naturalizing...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... counterfactuals can yield an appropriate notion of causal redundancy and argues for a negative answer. Second, it examines how this issue bears on the mental causation debate. In particular, it considers the argument that the overdetermination problem simply does not arise on a dependency conception of causation...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 193–243.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Jeffrey E. Brower; Susan Brower-Toland This essay explores some of the central aspects of Aquinas's account of mental representation, focusing in particular on his views about the intentionality of concepts (or intelligible species). It begins by demonstrating the need for a new interpretation...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 270–275.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Agnieszka Jaworska Peter Byrne, Philosophical and Ethical Problems in Mental Handicap. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, 175. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS lineal traditions, between secularism and religiosity, between rationalism...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 January 2006
...John Gibbons Cornell University 2006 Mental Causation without Downward Causation John Gibbons University of Nebraska, Lincoln The problem of causal exclusion is that an intuitive response to an intuitive...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 263–298.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Andrew Y. Lee Conscious experiences are characterized by mental qualities, such as those involved in seeing red, feeling pain, or smelling cinnamon. The standard framework for modeling mental qualities represents them via points in multidimensional spaces, where distances between points inversely...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 251–298.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of mental systems that stand at the border of perception and belief, and has been extensively studied in developmental psychology. Core cognition's borderline states do not fit neatly into the traditional epistemic picture. What is the epistemic role of these states? Focusing on the core object system...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 245–273.
Published: 01 April 2008
... it have a distinctive phenomenology, beyond just imagery and feelings?). Cartesian skeptical scenarios undermine knowledge of ongoing conscious experience as well as knowledge of the outside world. Infallible judgments about ongoing mental states are simply banal cases of self-fulfillment. Philosophical...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of to careers, would serve equally well. It is further argued that the circularity objection to psychological accounts can be answered without appeal to the notion of quasi-memory. Because of the internal relations between the causal profiles of mental states and the persistence conditions of their possessors...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 473–480.
Published: 01 July 2020
... nevertheless are guided by two basic questions in approaching Brentano’s work: what did he say, and was he right? The former question has been particularly vexing in the case of intentionality. Brentano’s claim that intentionality is “the mark of the mental” is well known, but what he meant by this has...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 417–428.
Published: 01 July 2002
... . Minds and Machines. In Dimensions of Mind , edited by S. Hook. New York: New York University Press. ____. 1964 . Robots: Machines or Artificially Created Life? Journal of Philosophy 59 : 658 -71. ____. 1967a . The Mental Life of Some Machines. In Intentionality, Minds, and Perception...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 621–623.
Published: 01 October 2001
... and the epistemological claim that it is not possible to under- stand the nature of cognitive processes by focusing exclusively on what is occurring inside the skin of cognizing organisms (31). Chapter 3 is devoted to explaining how environmentalism differs from other forms of externalism about the mental...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 April 2002
...: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp.viii, 274. The following assumptions are necessary to get the contemporary problem of mental causation off the ground: (1) Non-Identity of the Mental and the Physical (2) Causal Closure of the Physical (3) Causal Exclusion (4) Causal Relevance...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Christopher Evan Franklin In chapter 4, Swinburne argues that no one could ever be justified in believing epiphenomenalism, and since it seems that mental events very often cause physical events, they probably do (100–101). This argument is, as far as I know, wholly original and in my estimation...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 605–609.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Mentalism? In chapter 7, Smithies argues that Phenomenal Mentalism is the best explanation of Accessibilism and that Accessibilism generates theoretical support for the intuitions motivating Phenomenal Mentalism. So, provided the arguments for Accessibilism developed in later chapters are compelling...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 623–626.
Published: 01 October 2001
... of perception the mental compo- nents would be perceptual experiences. To distinguish his view of perception from the truism that perception is essentially world-involving, Rowlands needs to show that there are components of perception that are both mental and essentially world-involving. I think...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 31–75.
Published: 01 January 2001
... ALISON SIMMONS presents to illustrate his renunciation of Cartesianism is dominated by issues in the philosophy of mind. The most dramatic, but under-appre- ciated, disagreement concerns the very nature of mental activity, and so of the mind itself. The Cartesians take consciousness...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 304–306.
Published: 01 April 2008
... criti- cally at the orthodox approach to the identification of mental disorder. Early on he rejects constructivist views that make mental disorders purely a function of social norms, arguing that within the “abnormal” we commonly distinguish between the deviant and the pathological...