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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 621–623.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Alan Millar THE BODY IN MIND: UNDERSTANDING COGNITIVE PROCESSES. By Mark Rowlands. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, Pp. x, 270. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 4 (October 2001) THE BODY...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 209–239.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acts of deliberation thus leads to infinite regresses and related problems. As a consequence, there must be processes that are nondeliberative and nonvoluntary but that nonetheless allow us to think and act for reasons, and these processes must be the ones that generate the voluntary activities making...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 463–509.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Jack C. Lyons The paper offers a solution to the generality problem for a reliabilist epistemology, by developing an “algorithm and parameters” scheme for type-individuating cognitive processes. Algorithms are detailed procedures for mapping inputs to outputs. Parameters are psychological variables...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 323–393.
Published: 01 July 2020
...). According to DRH, perceptual processes are constrained to compute over a bounded range of dimensions, while cognitive processes are not. This view allows that perception is cognitively penetrable, but places strict limits on the varieties of penetration that can occur. The article argues that DRH enjoys...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 151–196.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Daniel Hoek Conversational exculpature is a pragmatic process whereby information is subtracted from, rather than added to, what the speaker literally says. This pragmatic content subtraction explains why we can say “Rob is six feet tall” without implying that Rob is between 5 ′11.99″ and 6 ′0.01...
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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 (2018) 127 (4): 558–561.
Published: 01 October 2018
...: Colors are properties of perceptual interactions [or processes] involving a perceiver (P) endowed with a spectrally discriminating visual system (V) and a stimulus (S) with spectral contrast of the sort that can be exploited by V. (140) She says, “we must focus on the interaction occurring between...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 371–375.
Published: 01 July 2019
... on this guiding picture by questioning the unity of the mind. So-called dual process theories, and later refinements of such theories (e.g., Evans 2010 ), postulate different processes going on in our heads, where these processes may run their course fairly independently of one another, without the need for any...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 395–425.
Published: 01 July 2013
... to believe that S also has evidence E about p (you and S learn that the total is forty-six dollars, you also both know that you split the bill equally and that you tip 20 percent). t 2 : You form the belief that p after a process of reasoning on the basis of E. You are justified to believe that S also...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 427–431.
Published: 01 July 2004
... object (person, tree, etc.) causes sub- sequent information processing about that object. Call this role “targeting,” and distinguish it from the (putative) role of experience in understanding what a use of a demonstrative refers to. Targeting is supposed to happen in both normal cases and cases...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 589–594.
Published: 01 October 2002
...—but are somewhat phony world-bound properties that depend on what the laws of nature happen to be. Ellis calls his alternative metaphysic scientific essentialism, and he summarizes it in five contrasting theses (7): 1. Causal relations are relations between events in causal processes...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 623–626.
Published: 01 October 2001
... that Rowlands is chasing after something like this. (In this connection it is significant that he expresses the environmen- talist ontological claim both as a claim about cognitive processes (31) and as a claim about mental processes (8 So far as perception is concerned, what really matters to him...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 January 2019
... perception is an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. In a nutshell, what is distinctive about (AF) is the idea that vision is partly future-tensed . For (AF) posits visual contents that involve anticipation —that is, visual contents that are not just about how the objects of vision are right...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 426–431.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of computing (121). Nevertheless, the success of this account does not turn primarily on the details of the teleological theory that precedes it; rather, the real work is in the notion of computation on offer: Generic Computation : the processing of vehicles by a functional mechanism according to rules...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 July 2017
... system consisting of an information producer and an endorsement mechanism. The endorsement mechanism either endorses or rejects the content generated by the information producer, and endorsed content results in a belief. The reliability of this two-step process depends on the ratio of accurate...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 337–393.
Published: 01 July 2013
... value. In other words, we need to specify certain ultimate epistemic ends that we, as believers, should promote and then assign deontic properties on the basis of how well beliefs, cognitive processes, habits of thought, and the like conduce (whether directly or indirectly) toward those ends. Perhaps...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 251–298.
Published: 01 April 2020
...: object, agent, and number ( Carey 2009 ). 5 Each relies on a proprietary store of information in its processing (as opposed to drawing on our general set of background beliefs), and integrates that information with sensory data. These systems are informationally encapsulated modules, operating largely...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 January 2002
... what he takes as a key to Descartes’s philosophy—the process of “analytical reflexion” (dis- cussed more fully below) by which knowledge that was previously only implicit is explicitly intuited. This interpretive key is then employed to unlock many of the other major Cartesian themes, including...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... causes of e ; moreover, if c2 had occurred without c1 , e would still have occurred; and if c1 had occurred without c2 , e would still have occurred, thanks to the process initiated by d1 . Thus, the conditions (O1)–(O3) are all satisfied by 〈 c1 , c2 , e 〉, and SCA says that c1 and c2...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 April 2009
... pair of cases. First, Abel fails to eventuate because Elvis has suffered dry rot and has been rendered unsuitable for table making. Here, the connection between the dry rot and Abel’s failing to eventuate involves an identifiable causal process involving Elvis. Second, Abel fails to eventuate...