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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 (2020) 129 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 July 2020
... that if you just sit at home all day watching reality TV, you'll become lulled into such a state of apathy that you won't regret your choice and instead will be indifferent between a life practicing law, a life as a philosopher, and a life watching TV. This is so even though you know that your life would...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 187–217.
Published: 01 April 2007
... developed. To focus in on the symmetry question, let me begin with an admit- tedly crude analogy: I look at my watch, a one-year-old Acme that has worked fi ne so far, and see that it says 4:10. Simultaneously, however, my friend consults her watch—also a one-year-old Acme with a fi ne track...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (3): 390–393.
Published: 01 July 2022
... calls “conscious entrainment,” which is what we experience when engaged in habitual or skilled activities. Other possible examples touched on in the chapter include hypervigilance in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), passive movie watching, dreaming, and “attentional...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 617–620.
Published: 01 October 2001
...- edge that we are reading a novel, watching a play or a film, that prevents its being totally inactivated. The main difficulty here seems to be that I must be sufficiently aware or con- scious of the fictional status of the character not to try to intervene in what hap- pens to her...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 154–158.
Published: 01 January 2021
... that it allows activities like watching The Wire to count as meaningful in the same sense as brokering peace in the Middle East, assuming that both amount to primary spending of one's time. A related problem concerns comparisons of meaning. It makes perfect sense to say that Nelson Mandela's life was more...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (4): 465–500.
Published: 01 October 2009
... accepted by Humeans. Consider the shock and dismay that Darwall describes her feeling when she watches the film. Desire, as I have claimed, has a Hedonic Aspect—when people are presented with vivid images of states of affairs that they are averse to or when their subjec- tive probability of desire...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 304–306.
Published: 01 April 2008
... is rationally both justified and required is determined by the reasons for the action, all-things-considered. If the all- things-considered reasons for finishing this book review now are stronger than the all-things-considered reasons for watching a movie now, then I am both rationally justified in my...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 227–251.
Published: 01 April 2005
... likely in the case of predictions and retrodictions (inferences to past unobserved happenings).10 Take the following case of prediction: Captain Jack Aubrey has had long experience of naval combat against the French Navy. He and young Lieutenant Pullings have been watching French ships maneuver off...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 586–588.
Published: 01 October 2002
... as good as true” (171–85). So, why aren’t there any baseballs? First, we can’t simply see that there are baseballs, any more than we can simply see, when watching a game, that there’s a conjunctive object consisting of a baseball, a bat, a batter, and a pitcher. And “there is very little out...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 179–217.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in basing—this qualification to remain implicit in what follows) CNN as a trustworthy news source in cases such as this, and so he believes that the CNN report provides him with justification for believing that Russian forces have just bombed civilian targets in Syria. And furthermore, after watching...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 508–511.
Published: 01 July 2023
... effects of watching these depictions for entertainment is similar. Thus, according to Van Der Lugt, we find in the Baylean tradition of pessimism and the debate that followed not only an overlooked and fascinating philosophical tradition but also a necessary corrective. For pessimism at its best...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 285–288.
Published: 01 April 2005
... and efficiency. The pleasure of this book comes from watching two strong philosophers clear and plow the virgin terrain of fair taxation. Yet the 287 BOOK REVIEWS meager seeds available for them to sow in the soil of public policy portend...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 614–617.
Published: 01 October 2001
..., in which you could bring about the most welfare by letting a lion eat you alive in front of millions watching on television. Granting the usual stipulations about these scenarios, perfect compliance with utilitarianism would require you to let yourself be killed in these cases. Many will find...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2004
... sometimes provides a natural and efficient way in which a speaker can make a seri- ous assertion about the world. Consider Johnny’s mother as she watches Johnny put a bungy cord around the stump and pull on it. Johnny’s action makes it fictional that Johnny has lassoed a bear, a fic- tional truth...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 298–302.
Published: 01 April 2016
... intellectual and literary. His scholarship is rarely in doubt. At the best turns—and there are lots of them—following Parsons's thought is, I imagine, like watching Ingres painting lace: tracing and coloring distinctions so fine that they stand at the limit of what the mental eye can separate. Often, those...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 423–462.
Published: 01 October 2019
... , no. 2 : 231 – 42 . Mumford Stephen 2012 . “ Emotions and Aesthetics: An Inevitable Trade-Off? ” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 , no. 2 : 267 – 79 . Mumford Stephen 2013 . Watching Sport: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Emotion . New York : Routledge . Nguyen C...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 306–310.
Published: 01 April 2008
... reasons for finishing this book review now are stronger than the all-things-considered reasons for watching a movie now, then I am both rationally justified in my decision to finish the book review nowand am rationally required to finish the book review now. Most views of practi- cal reason will also...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 31–88.
Published: 01 January 2004
... but is not responsible for the cessation of life. What he says next, however, seems impossible to reconcile with the abstract, metaphysical side of substantial form: he goes on to compare “the difference between the body of a living man and that of a dead man” to the difference between a watch that is working...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 126–132.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of the common ground, and my initial ‘knowledge’ claim is undermined [128].) Blome-Tillmann thinks that this helps explain why, while they naturally occur in connection with other context-sensitive expressions (“Kansas is flat as States go ”; “There's nothing worth watching on T.V.”), there is a conspicuous...