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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 215–287.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Gabriel Greenberg What is it for a picture to depict a scene? The most orthodox philosophical theory of pictorial representation holds that depiction is grounded in resemblance. A picture represents a scene in virtue of being similar to that scene in certain ways. This essay presents evidence...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 327–359.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., the pencil looks straight and is straight, and so on. What is it like to see this quotidian scene? As a philosopher might put it: what is the “phenomenal character” of your experience? Since a central point of perception is to enable the organism to know about its environment, one might expect...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 239–292.
Published: 01 April 2023
... that the ground is wet (when it could have been the sprinklers), that the neighbor is home from the fact that their car is outside (when they could have left on foot or bike), or the identity of a criminal from the evidence at a crime scene (which is consistent with any number of identities and scenarios), we...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that it is the visual system that is pointing). A FINST index is a posited item that, according to Pylyshyn's (1989 , 2001 , 2003 ) theory, is used in visual systems in initially “individuating” (or “picking out”) objects in a scene. According to the theory, the FINST index functions a little like a demonstrative...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2022
... , 2019 240 pp. william.fitzpatrick@rochester.edu This is the focus of the first half of the book. The second half then takes up ways in which more pernicious inequities can emerge once social types are on the scene. These are deeper inequities where members of one type are not only...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 January 2019
...” (33). Third, vision is substantially indeterminate , in the sense that any visual perception of a scene is compatible with multiple determinate ways that the scene might be (36–37). Madary suggests that all visual perceptions have these three qualities, and I am inclined to agree. Madary's...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 472–475.
Published: 01 July 2001
... have not visited the scenes depicted in the paintings they enjoy perceptually as depicting those particular scenes, the depicted rocks and trees have shapes that subtend quite different solid angles from those subtended by actual trees and rocks, shapes that we would describe as highly...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 339–383.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., where acceptance is deliberate, whereas belief may be automatic. In imagination, this difference manifests in how a scene is filled in. When Vanya really believes in nervism, he will automatically populate an imaginative scene based on this background belief. This process cannot be deliberative...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (3): 427–431.
Published: 01 July 2003
..., for instance, there is a scene where Brutus converses with his servant Lucius. As Thomasson has it, both ‘Brutus’ and ‘Lucius’ denote existents: ‘Brutus’ denotes a man, ‘Lucius’ denotes an abstract entity (a fic- tional character). The play, then, involves a most fantastic and incredible scene: it requires...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (3): 355–388.
Published: 01 July 2006
... no new parts of the telephone had come into view. So deeply ingrained is the assump- tion that our eyes can move independently of the scene that we are see- ing that given this bizarre combination of experiences, you might well think that you had only imagined turning your head and that you hadn’t...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 199–240.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- ence. Imagine someone with normal vision looking at an object that is shaped and colored exactly like a red tomato. She might charac- terize the scene before her eyes by saying that there seems to be a red ripe bulgy tomato before her. Presumably the content of her experience at least concerns...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 475–513.
Published: 01 October 2011
... significant new challenges.3 Nonetheless I assume that if the theory can be defended for spatial ex- perience, then it is worthy of further consideration as a starting point for a theory of conscious experiences of all kinds. 2. Some Scene-Setting To be more precise, intentionalism—also sometimes known...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 July 2017
... if the endorsement mechanisms are selective enough. Consider the endorsement mechanism of source monitoring . Source monitoring allows the agent to distinguish the source of a memory. Is it a memory of an experienced event, a dream, a scene from a film, or something else? Selectively endorsing information from...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 570–572.
Published: 01 October 2003
... of the question by taking Clarke seriously in his own right, as someone who had his own philosophical stance independently of the undoubted Newtonian influence in his thinking. He shows that there is little reason to think that Clarke was Newton’s mouthpiece, that Newton coached him from behind the scenes...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 183–223.
Published: 01 April 2009
... painting in more respects than it resembles the scene it depicts. Most resemblance theories overcome this difficulty by claiming that resemblance in a particular respect is necessary for depiction. So long as pictures resemble their objects in the relevant respect and do not also resemble every other...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., are they not better scrutinized in the absence of the dramatic paraphernalia of scene setting, compliant and confused interlocutors, unscrupulous sophists, baroque myths, and flattering pen portraits of Socrates? If, on the other hand, the medium is essentially the message, Plato is more properly a poet...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 99–103.
Published: 01 January 2022
... epistemological project is “radically different” (6) from what one might expect if exposed only to the contemporary epistemological scene. Moss’s main thesis has two distinct but related parts: first, about Plato’s key epistemological concepts; second, about the motivation behind Plato’s epistemology. © 2022...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that—at least to my mind—the book leaves open. Thomasson’s book is a highly recommended read to all those interested in modality, metaphysics, and metaphilosophy in general. In a philosophical scene largely dominated by inflationist (realist) metaphysics and by descriptive approaches to metaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 537–541.
Published: 01 October 2022
... about whether the defendant in a murder trial is innocent or guilty. Each member of the jury is privy to evidence that the defendant was seen fleeing the scene of the crime with blood spatter on his clothes, but it is grounded in hearsay that, though reliable, was ruled as inadmissible by the judge...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 104–107.
Published: 01 January 2001
... REWEWS emotion rather than another. (We avoid going to a party, knowing that X will be there and he will provoke us. We spend the night on a lovely moonlit beach, predicting correctly that the romantic scene will evoke romantic feelings.) But, of course, this is to choose only the “set...