Origins of Objectivity

Origins of Objectivity

by Tyler Burge
     
 

Tyler Burge presents a substantial, original study of what it is for individuals to represent the physical world with the most primitive sort of objectivity. By reflecting on the science of perception and related psychological and biological sciences, he gives an account of constitutive conditions for perceiving the physical world, and thus aims to locate origins

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Tyler Burge presents a substantial, original study of what it is for individuals to represent the physical world with the most primitive sort of objectivity. By reflecting on the science of perception and related psychological and biological sciences, he gives an account of constitutive conditions for perceiving the physical world, and thus aims to locate origins of representational mind. Origins of Objectivity illuminates several long-standing, central issues in philosophy, and provides a wide-ranging account of relations between human and animal psychologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199581399
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I
1. Introduction
2. Basic Terminology: What the Questions Mean
3. Anti-Individualism
Part II
4. Individual Representationalism in the Twentieth Century's First Half
5. Individual Representationalism after Mid-Century: Preliminaries
6. Neo-Kantian Individual Representationalism: Strawson and Evans
7. Language Interpretation and Individual Representationalism: Quine and Davidson
Part III
8. Biological and Methodological Backgrounds
9. Origins
10. Origins of Some Representational Categories
11. Glimpses Forward

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