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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr.; It.: accordo).

1 ‘Chord’.

2 The ‘tuning’ of an instrument. See accordatura.

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Reason and the First Person

Tyler Burge.

in Cognition Through Understanding

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 12866 words.

‘Reason and the First Person’ (1998) argues that a use for the first‐person concept is guaranteed and legitimated by understanding what a reason is. Two aspects of understanding what a...

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Profundity in Emotion

David Pugmire.

in Sound Sentiments

April 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 21301 words.

Deep emotion is more than strongly felt emotion. It depends on the satisfaction of four conditions: real belief (the cognitive basis of the emotion must be robust); integration into a...

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Self, Agency, and Mental Causation

E. J. Lowe.

in Personal Agency

September 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9207 words.

This chapter shows how, consistently with accepting a fairly strong principle of physical causal closure, a dualistic theory of mental causation can be made plausible by emphasizing the...

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The Measurement Problem

David Hodgson.

in The Mind Matters

February 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 15752 words.

The state function expresses information only hypothetically, concerning what will be disclosed if a measurement is made. Further, the result of a measurement is generally a sudden partly...

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Disentangling Embodiment

Andy Clark.

in Supersizing the Mind

December 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8515 words.

Embodiment appears to matter for mind and cognition in three ways: spreading the load, self-structuring information, and supporting extended cognition. The three threads are joined by the...

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Autonomy: The Importance of Justified Beliefs about Material Facts

Paul Biegler.

in The Ethical Treatment of Depression

May 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 12436 words.

This chapter argues the idea that doctors are morally obligated to promote autonomy in depressed patients. Because autonomy requires actions that are coherent with desires and values the...

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In Defense of Extended Functionalism

Michael Wheeler.

in The Extended Mind

May 2010; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 10968 words.

This chapter aims to clarify the relationship between the extended cognition hypothesis (ExC) and functionalism, and to defend extended functionalism against three of its strongest...

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Original Breath

Karmen MacKendrick.

in The Matter of Voice

May 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9503 words.

This chapter takes up the early books of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible to look at creation by voice (“And God said” begins each element of creation in the first such story here), in...

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Time

David Hodgson.

in The Mind Matters

February 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 6319 words.

The subject of time is examined in many major works of philosophy and science. There is a widespread opinion that science requires a view of time which accords reality to time but denies...

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THE RATIONALITY OF BEING GUIDED BY RULES

Edward F. McClennen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

February 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 9538 words.

McClennen addresses a fundamental dilemma facing the claim that it is rational to be guided by rules. Either (1) the practical verdict issued by a rule is the same as that favored by the...

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Human Being, Bodily Being

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad.

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 224 pages.

This book seeks to make a contribution to contemporary phenomenological theories of body and subjectivity by studying various classical Indian texts that deal with bodily subjectivity (or...

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Agency

Donald Davidson.

in Essays on Actions and Events

September 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8834 words.

Examining the relation that has to obtain between an agent and an event for the latter to be an action attributed to the agent, Davidson shows there are no grammatical tests of agency:...

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The Phenomenal Intentionality Research Program

Uriah Kriegel.

in Phenomenal Intentionality

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 11716 words.

Since the late seventies, the main research program for understanding intentionality has been based on the attempt to naturalize intentionality by identifying a natural relation that holds...

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GENDER AND RATIONALITY

Karen Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

February 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8406 words.

Jones explores feminist stances toward gender and rationality. These divide into three broad camps: the “classical feminist” stance, according to which what needs to be challenged are not...

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Mental Action

Christopher Peacocke.

in Truly Understood

April 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 16856 words.

This chapter explores the theory that the distinctive awareness that subjects have of their own mental actions is a form of action-awareness. Subjects' awareness of their own mental actions...

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Personal Agency

E. J. Lowe.

September 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 240 pages.

This book has two Parts. Part I prepares the ground for this theory of rational free action by seeking to undermine the threat that physicalism presents to it. This it does this by...

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Character in Action

Alfred Mele.

in Questions of Character

December 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 6616 words.

This chapter asks how character traits influence action. He focuses on the trait of temperance, using it as a sort of case study. What is temperance? Temperance has a behavioral component:...

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Subjects of Kant’s First Paralogism

Tobias Rosefeldt.

in Kant and the Philosophy of Mind

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 12341 words.

According to the standard interpretation of the First Paralogism, its fallacy is based on a confusion between two meanings of the term ‘subject’, namely that of ‘thinking subject’ and that...

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Your Brain as the Source of Free Will Worth Wanting

Eddy Nahmias.

in Neuroexistentialism

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind; Moral Philosophy. 8627 words.

In Chapter 14, Eddy Nahmias begins by considering various reactions one could have to neuronaturalism—the thesis that, in imagining options, evaluating them, and making a decision, “each of...

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The Philosophical Role of Illness

Havi Carel.

in Phenomenology of Illness

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Science. 9911 words.

This chapter examines the philosophical role of illness. It surveys the philosophical role accorded to illness in the history of philosophy and explains why illness merits such a role. It...

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