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Direct versus Indirect Realism

Direct versus Indirect Realism Book
Author : John R. Smythies,Robert E French
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-12
ISBN : 0128121424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Direct versus Indirect Realism: A Neurophilosophical Debate on Consciousness brings together leading neuroscientists and philosophers to explain and defend their theories on consciousness. The book offers a one-of-a-kind look at the radically opposing theories concerning the nature of the objects of immediate perception—whether these are distal physical objects or phenomenal experiences in the conscious mind. Each side—neuroscientists and philosophers—offers accessible, comprehensive explanations of their points-of-view, with each side also providing a response to the other that offers a unique approach on opposing positions. It is the only book available that combines thorough discussion of the arguments behind both direct and indirect realism in a single resource, and is required reading for neuroscientists, neurophilosophers, cognitive scientists and anyone interested in conscious perception and the mind-brain connection. Combines discussion of both direct realism and indirect realism in a single, accessible resource Provides a thorough, well-rounded understanding of not only the opposing views of neuroscientists and philosophers on the nature of conscious perception, but also insight into why the opposition persists Offers a unique "dialog" approach, with neuroscientists and philosophers providing responses and rebuttals to one another’s contributions

Sketches of Landscapes

Sketches of Landscapes Book
Author : Avrum Stroll
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1997-12-08
ISBN : 9780262264518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Avrum Stroll accepts the ancient tradition that one of the tasks of philosophy is to give an accurate account of the world's features, both animate and inanimate. But, he contends, because these features are inexhaustibly complex, no single theory or conceptual model can provide a complete account. Stroll's approach is piecemeal and example-oriented. In stressing the importance of examples, his work runs counter to one of the most powerful and seductive ways of thinking about the world—the Platonic tradition, which denigrates examples in the search for qualities or essences. Stroll favors pluralism, on the ground that this is how the world is.The "landscapes" of the title refers to various conceptual landscapes. Using the methodological approach he calls philosophy by example, the author discusses seven major problems of epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language: skepticism, direct reference theories and natural kinds, the relationship between the microscopic and macroscopic, the logic of examples, direct reference and fiction, holistic theories of meaning, and direct versus indirect realism in perception. It is the author's method that binds together the different topics, but the method is not the message. What matters are the substantive results. His unique analyses reveal new understandings of some difficult problems.

Moore Arguments of the Philosophers

Moore  Arguments of the Philosophers  Book
Author : Thomas Baldwin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-07-13
ISBN : 1136957782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Perceiving Acting and Knowing

Perceiving  Acting and Knowing Book
Author : Robert Shaw,John Bransford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-27
ISBN : 1315467917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1977, the chapters in this volume derive from a conference on Perceiving, Acting and Knowing held by the Center for Research in Human Learning at the University of Minnesota in 1973. The volume was intended to appeal, not just to the specialist or the novice, but to anyone sufficiently interested in psychology to have obtained a sense of its history at the time. Through these essays the authors express a collective attitude that a careful scrutiny of the fundamental tenets of contemporary psychology may be needed. In some essays specific faults in the foundations of an area are discussed, and suggestions are made for remedying them. In other essays the authors flirt with more radical solutions, namely, beginning from new foundations altogether. Although the authors do not present a monolithic viewpoint, a careful reading of all their essays under one cover reveals a glimpse of a new framework by which theory and research may be guided.

Structural Realism

Structural Realism Book
Author : Elaine Landry,Dean Rickles
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-01-05
ISBN : 9400725787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Structural realism has rapidly gained in popularity in recent years, but it has splintered into many distinct denominations, often underpinned by diverse motivations. There is, no monolithic position known as ‘structural realism,’ but there is a general convergence on the idea that a central role is to be played by relational aspects over object-based aspects of ontology. What becomes of causality in a world without fundamental objects? In this book, the foremost authorities on structural realism attempt to answer this and related questions: ‘what is structure?’ and ‘what is an object?’ Also featured are the most recent advances in structural realism, including the intersection of mathematical structuralism and structural realism, and the latest treatments of laws and modality in the context of structural realism. The book will be of interest to philosophers of science, philosophers of physics, metaphysicians, and those interested in foundational aspects of science.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Philosophy Book
Author : Donald M. Borchert
Publisher : Thomson Gale/MacMillan Reference USA
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780028657820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume, covering entries from "Cabanis, Pierre-Jean Georges" to "Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude, Comte," presents articles on Eastern and Western philosophies, medical and scientific ethics, the Holocaust, terrorism, censorship, biographical entries, and much more.

Knowledge of God

Knowledge of God Book
Author : Alvin Plantinga,Michael Tooley
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2008-04-28
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is belief in God justified? That's the fundamental question at the heart of this book. Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each tackle the matter with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The book opens with an explanation of the philosophers' viewpoints, followed by a lively debate in which each directly responds to the other's arguments.

Transformers and Philosophy

Transformers and Philosophy Book
Author : John R. Shook,Liz Stillwaggon Swan
Publisher : Open Court
Release : 2012-03-30
ISBN : 0812698142
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games — its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars. Here, in Transformers and Philosophy, a dream team of philosophers pursues the fascinating questions posed by humankind’s encounter with an artificially intelligent mechanical civilization: Is genuine artificial intelligence possible? Would a robotic civilization come with its own morality and artistic life, and would it find a need for romantic love? Should we be more careful about developing robots that may eventually develop ideas of their own? Transformers and Philosophy puts Transformers under a microscope and exposes its philosophical implications in an instantly readable way.

Guide to Speech Production and Perception

Guide to Speech Production and Perception Book
Author : Mark Tatham
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2011-04-22
ISBN : 0748688145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first textbook providing an integrated model of spoken language

Reid Studies

Reid Studies Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2000
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Susan Haack

Susan Haack Book
Author : Cornelis De Waal
Publisher :
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this critical appraisal of the work of philosopher Susan Haack, editor Cornelis de Waal has assembled sixteen original essays from outstanding international contributors together with responses from Haack on the points raised. The contributors address most of Haack's key publications, from her early writings on metaphysics to her most recent work in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of law. Topics include: the revisability of logic, the role of emotion in reasoning, scientific integrity, postmodernism and the law, the relation of science to religion, preferential hiring, multiple aspects of Haack's "foundherentism," and her crossword analogy. The volume also includes an extensive interview with Haack, which traces the development of her thought, and a complete bibliography of her work. For anyone seeking a better understanding of the work of this important philosopher, this unique collection offers many invaluable insights.

Skepticism and the Veil of Perception

Skepticism and the Veil of Perception Book
Author : Michael Huemer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780742512535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book develops and defends a version of direct realism: the thesis that perception gives us direct awareness, and non-inferential knowledge, of the external world. Huemer rebuts the main arguments used by philosophical skeptics to try to show that we cannot know anything about the world outside of the mind, as well as the arguments used by representationalists to try to show that we only perceive representations of external objects.

Direct Perception

Direct Perception Book
Author : Claire F. Michaels,Claudia Carello
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1981
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reasons for Realism

Reasons for Realism Book
Author : James Jerome Gibson
Publisher : Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated
Release : 1982
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomist Realism and the Linguistic Turn

Thomist Realism and the Linguistic Turn Book
Author : John P. O'Callaghan
Publisher :
Release : 2003
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philosophers of all sorts will be richly rewarded by reading John O'Callaghan's new book, Thomist Realism and the Linguistic Turn. Based on his broad knowledge of Aristotle and Aquinas, O'Callaghan provides not only an excellent treatment of Aquinas's epistemology but also a superb demonstration of just how Aquinas might contribute to contemporary debates. The camps of realism and idealism fiercely engaged one another in the field of epistemology for a long time. Thomists participated in confronting idealism from their unique realist position. Post-Wittgenstein, the conflict has been dominated by that form of epistemology that grounds all knowledge in linguistic practice. Since Thomists work in a textual and historical mode, their response to the technical approach of analytic philosophy in which most of the linguistic epistemologists write has been slow in coming. That is, until John O'Callaghan. O'Callaghan expertly closes that gap by successfully bringing together these fields. His impressive discussions use careful exegesis and analysis of contemporary philosophical issues, including an outstanding section on the historical origins of mental representationalism and the importan