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Action-Based Accounts of Perception  

Pierre Jacob

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2013
There are two main motivations for action-based approaches to perception: the parsimonious assumption that action and perception belong to a single overlapping functional system and the ... More

Attention  

Christopher Mole

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
The article focuses on Broadbent's approach to the explanation of attention. Broadbent shows that one's information-processing resources have sufficient capacity to encode the simple ... More

The Bodily Senses  

J. Brendan Ritchie and Peter Carruthers

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2013
This chapter focuses on three broad systems of bodily perception: interoception, the vestibular system, and proprioception. We argue that they constitute (collections of) sense modalities, ... More

Colours and sounds: the field of visual and auditory consciousness  

Junichi Murata

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter, which describes the spatiality of conscious phenomena, such as colours and sounds, addresses James Gibson’s ecological approach to confirm and develop further the Husserlian ... More

Consciousness in the World: Husserlian Phenomenology and Externalism  

Peter Poellner

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Nov 2007
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Sep 2009
This article offers some detailed attention to a central, much-debated, indeed notorious, methodological technique of Husserl: the so-called phenomenological reduction. It primarily argues ... More

The Content of Perceptual Experience  

Michelle Montague

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Jan 2009
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Sep 2009
Our waking life involves a constant stream of perceptual experience. But what is it, exactly? What is the content of perceptual experience? This is a very difficult question to answer ... More

Disjunctivism  

Heather Logue

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2013
Disjunctivist theories of perceptual experience claim that veridical and non-veridical experiences are radically unalike in some respect (other than the obvious difference in their causal ... More

Disjunctivism and Skepticism  

Alan Millar

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
This article considers the epistemological significance of disjunctivism and its bearing on philosophical skepticism. It explains that disjunctivism is a way of thinking about perceptual ... More

Embodiment and Epistemology  

Louise Antony

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2009
This article considers a kind of “Cartesian epistemology” according to which, so far as knowing goes, knowers could be completely disembodied, that is, pure Cartesian egos. Cartesian ... More

Epistemic Anxiety  

Michael Rustin

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Feb 2019
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Nov 2018
This chapter develops a concept of epistemic anxiety and explores its particular relevance to educational settings and to wider contexts in contemporary society. The idea brings into ... More

Epistemic Emotions  

Adam Morton

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Dec 2009
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Jan 2010
This article focuses on one particular kind of thinking, the acquisition of beliefs. It asks whether there are emotions that play an important role in our attempts to acquire beliefs ... More

The Epistemology of Perception  

Susanna Siegel and Nicholas Silins

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Jul 2015
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Jun 2014
How does experience justify belief? The chapter begins by clarifying ‘experience’ and the different ways experience might support beliefs about the external world. It then surveys a range ... More

The forgiveness of time and consciousness  

Nicolas de Warren

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter investigates forgiveness through a phenomenological inflected analysis of its temporal constitution as an inter-subjective self-constitution. A central claim to ... More

Hermeneutical phenomenology  

Günter Figal

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter is concerned with hermeneutics, and Martin Heidegger presents a precise and comprehensive outline of the hermeneutical tradition. Edmund Husserl's understanding of the ... More

How Do Synaesthetes Experience the World?  

Malika Auvray and Ophelia Deroy

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Synaesthetes experience additional sensory features (concurrents) when presented with certain objects such as letters (inducers). Because synaesthetic experiences are involuntary, vivid, ... More

Incomplete Understanding of Concepts  

Åsa Wikforss

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Mar 2017
This article discusses the thesis that a subject can have a concept, think thoughts containing it, that she incompletely understands. The central question concerns how to construe the ... More

Introduction  

Daniel Star

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Jun 2018
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Jul 2018
The purpose and plan of the Handbook is described herein. Key concepts in the contemporary literature on reasons and normativity are introduced, and the forty-four chapters that make up the ... More

Love as “Something in Between”  

Troy Jollimore

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Oct 2017
Many philosophical accounts of love hold that love is a thoroughly arational phenomenon, that it is not a response to value, or that we do not love for reasons. This chapter argues these ... More

The Makropulos Case RevisitedReflections on Immortality and Agency  

Connie Rosati

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter analyzes the issue of immortality in the opera “The Makropulos Case” and reviews Bernard Williams's essay inspired by the opera, which argues against immortality. It suggests ... More

Mind and Knowledge  

John Heil

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2009
This article notes that the knowledge of the world depends on the nature as knowers. Many people, philosophers included, assume realism about the world toward which one's beliefs are ... More

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