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2004

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Review Of “Thomist Realism And The Linguistic Turn: Toward A More Perfect Form Of Existence”, Joseph W. Koterski Jun 2004

Review Of “Thomist Realism And The Linguistic Turn: Toward A More Perfect Form Of Existence”, Joseph W. Koterski

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Review Of “Natural Goodness”, Brook J. Sadler Jun 2004

Review Of “Natural Goodness”, Brook J. Sadler

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Review Of “Brain-Wise: Studies In Neurophilosophy”, Donald Sievert Jan 2004

Review Of “Brain-Wise: Studies In Neurophilosophy”, Donald Sievert

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Ontology And Perception, Jeffrey S. Galko Jan 2004

Ontology And Perception, Jeffrey S. Galko

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Abstract The ontological question of what there is, from the perspective of common sense, is intricately bound to what can be perceived. The above observation, when combined with the fact that nouns within language can be divided between nouns that admit counting, such as ‘pen’ or ‘human’, and those that do not, such as ‘water’ or ‘gold’, provides the starting point for the following investigation into the foundations of our linguistic and conceptual phenomena. The purpose of this paper is to claim that such phenomena are facilitated by, on the one hand, an intricate cognitive capacity, and on the other ...


Perceptual Experience, Conscious Content, And Non-Conceptual Content, Uriah Kriegel Jan 2004

Perceptual Experience, Conscious Content, And Non-Conceptual Content, Uriah Kriegel

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One of the promising approaches to the problem of perceptual consciousness has been the representational theory, or representationalism. The idea is to reduce the phenomenal character of conscious perceptual experiences to the representational content of those experiences. Most representationalists appeal specifically to non-conceptual content in reducing phenomenal character to representational content. In this paper, I discuss a series of issues involved in this representationalist appeal to non-conceptual content. The overall argument is the following. On the face of it, conscious perceptual experience appears to be experience of a structured world, hence to be at least partly conceptual. To validate the ...


Chaos And Qualia, David Newman Jan 2004

Chaos And Qualia, David Newman

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Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness And Theories Of Attention, Paul Coates Jan 2004

Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness And Theories Of Attention, Paul Coates

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Animal Rights And Environmental Wrongs: The Case Of The Grey Squirrel In Northern Italy, Dan Perry Jan 2004

Animal Rights And Environmental Wrongs: The Case Of The Grey Squirrel In Northern Italy, Dan Perry

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Alien species are considered by conservation biologists to be a major threat to biodiversity. To deal with alien invasions, they often recommend completely eradicating the invasive species. Animal rights groups have continually opposed eradication campaigns, sometimes successfully. One such case was the attempted eradication of the grey squirrel from northern Italy.

It would be beneficial for both sides if they find some middle ground they could both agree on, but the differences between animal rights and conservation biologists’ views make cooperation seem impossible. I suggest that scientists in general, and conservation biologists dealing with invasive alien species in particular, consult ...


Review Of “Heidegger And Derrida On Philosophy And Metaphor: Imperfect Thought”, Philip M. Adamek Jan 2004

Review Of “Heidegger And Derrida On Philosophy And Metaphor: Imperfect Thought”, Philip M. Adamek

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Review Of “Intuitions As Evidence”, Michael J. Almeida Jan 2004

Review Of “Intuitions As Evidence”, Michael J. Almeida

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The Direct/Indirect Distinction In Contemporary Philosophy Of Perception, William Fish Jan 2004

The Direct/Indirect Distinction In Contemporary Philosophy Of Perception, William Fish

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Review Of “In Search Of Human Nature”, Julia J. Aaron Jan 2004

Review Of “In Search Of Human Nature”, Julia J. Aaron

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Review Of “The Liberating Power Of Symbols”, David Boersema Jan 2004

Review Of “The Liberating Power Of Symbols”, David Boersema

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Review Of “Death And Philosophy”, Eric Brandon Jan 2004

Review Of “Death And Philosophy”, Eric Brandon

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Review Of “The Idea Of Humanity: Anthropology And Anthroponomy In Kant’S Ethics”, Anne Margaret Baxley Jan 2004

Review Of “The Idea Of Humanity: Anthropology And Anthroponomy In Kant’S Ethics”, Anne Margaret Baxley

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Hunting Fat Gnu: How To Identify A Proxytype, David Demoss Jan 2004

Hunting Fat Gnu: How To Identify A Proxytype, David Demoss

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Review Of “Scientific Realism: Selected Essays Of Mario Bunge”, Peter H. Denton Jan 2004

Review Of “Scientific Realism: Selected Essays Of Mario Bunge”, Peter H. Denton

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Review Of “French Theory In America”, Robert Ferrell Jan 2004

Review Of “French Theory In America”, Robert Ferrell

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Consciousness And Perceptual Attention: A Methodological Argument, Massimo Grassia Jan 2004

Consciousness And Perceptual Attention: A Methodological Argument, Massimo Grassia

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Our perception of external features comprises, among others, functional and phenomenological levels. At the functional level, the perceiver’s mind processes external features according to its own causal- functional organization. At the phenomenological level, the perceiver has consciousness of external features. The question of this paper is: How do the functional and the phenomenological levels of perception relate to each other? The answer I propose is that functional states of specifically perceptual attention constitute the necessary basis for the arising of consciousness in a perceiver.

Widely studied within cognitive psychology, perceptual attention is still awaiting a thoroughgoing philosophical treatment. The ...


Review Of “Logic: A Very Short Introduction”, David Gratz, V. Alan White Jan 2004

Review Of “Logic: A Very Short Introduction”, David Gratz, V. Alan White

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Review Of “A History Of Irish Thought”, Darren Hibbs Jan 2004

Review Of “A History Of Irish Thought”, Darren Hibbs

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Review Of “Religion And Rationality: Essays On Reason, God, And Modernity”, Marilyn Holly Jan 2004

Review Of “Religion And Rationality: Essays On Reason, God, And Modernity”, Marilyn Holly

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Review Of “Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective”, Samuel O. Imbo Jan 2004

Review Of “Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective”, Samuel O. Imbo

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Review Of “Philosophy Of Science And Race”, Stephan F. Johnson Jan 2004

Review Of “Philosophy Of Science And Race”, Stephan F. Johnson

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Review Of “The Birth Of Tragedy”, Robert Luyster Jan 2004

Review Of “The Birth Of Tragedy”, Robert Luyster

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Review Of “Heidegger And The Ideology Of War: Community, Death And The West”, John P. Manoussakis Jan 2004

Review Of “Heidegger And The Ideology Of War: Community, Death And The West”, John P. Manoussakis

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Review Of “Michel Foucault”, Jari I. Niemi Jan 2004

Review Of “Michel Foucault”, Jari I. Niemi

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Review Of “Musical Performance: A Philosophical Study”, Luke Purshouse Jan 2004

Review Of “Musical Performance: A Philosophical Study”, Luke Purshouse

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Review Of “Aristotle And Modern Politics: The Persistence Of Political Philosophy”, Julie Ragatz Jan 2004

Review Of “Aristotle And Modern Politics: The Persistence Of Political Philosophy”, Julie Ragatz

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Review Of “The Art Question”, Steven Ross Jan 2004

Review Of “The Art Question”, Steven Ross

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