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    • Acting for a Reason 

      Korsgaard, Christine (Oxford University Press, 2008)
      Starting from the debate over whether practical reasons are mental states or the facts to which those mental states are a response, this chapter argues that being motivated by a practical reason must be a reflexive form ...
    • Acting From Thought About Action 

      Fix, Jeremy D. (2016-08-25)
      Human action is unique. It is metaphysically unique because we can act self-consciously. It is normatively unique because we are subject to prudential, moral, and rational standards in action, whereas other agents are not. ...
    • Active Belief 

      Boyle, Matthew (University of Calgary Press, 2011)
      I argue that cognitively mature human beings have an important sort of control or discretion over their own beliefs, but that to make good sense of this control, we must reject the common idea that it consists in a capacity ...
    • The Activity of Reason 

      Korsgaard, Christine M. (American Philosophical Association, 2009)
    • Additive Theories of Rationality: A Critique 

      Boyle, Matthew (Wiley, 2012-04-28)
      “Additive theories” of rationality, as I use the term, are views that hold that an account of our minds can begin with an account of what it is to perceive and desire, in terms which do not presuppose any connection to the ...
    • Affordances and the Contents of Perception 

      Siegel, Susanna C. (Oxford University Press, 2014)
    • Against Intentionalism 

      Nickel, Bernhard (Springer Verlag, 2007)
      Intentionalism is the claim that the phenomenological properties of a perceptual experience supervene on its intentional properties. The paper presents a counterexample to this claim, one that concerns visual grouping ...
    • Ambiguity of “intention” 

      Scanlon, Thomas Michael (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2010)
      Knobe reports that subjects’ judgments of whether an agent did something intentionally vary depending on whether the outcome in question was seen by them as good or as bad. He concludes that subjects’ moral views affect ...
    • Anscombe on Expression of Intention 

      Moran, Richard; Stone, Martin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
    • Are There Edenic Grounds of Perceptual Intentionality? 

      Siegel, Susanna C. (Oxford University Press, 2012-11-26)
      This is a critical piece on "The Character of Consciousness" by David Chalmers. It focuses on Chalmers's two-stage view of perceptual content and the epistemology of perceptual belief that flows from this theory, and ...
    • Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value 

      Korsgaard, Christine (University of Chicago Press, 1986)
    • Aristotle on Function and Virtue 

      Korsgaard, Christine (Oxford University Press, 2008)
      According to Plato and Aristotle, a virtue is a quality that makes you good at performing your function. Aristotle thinks that the human function is rational activity. This chapter asks how the moral virtues could contribute ...
    • Aristotle on the Epistemic Role of Passion 

      Marechal, Patricia (2018-05-12)
      What are the passions? And what, if anything, do they have to do with our intellectual lives? I argue that, according to Aristotle, the passions are complex states that carry information about the value things have. More ...
    • Aristotle's Function Argument 

      Korsgaard, Christine (Oxford University Press, 2008)
      In Nicomachean Ethics 1.7, Aristotle claims that to discover the human good we must identify the function of a human being. He argues that the human function is rational activity. Our good is therefore rational activity ...
    • Arthur Collins's The Nature of Mental Things 

      Moran, Richard (Blackwell Publishing, 1994)
    • Artifice and Persuasion: The Work of Metaphor in the Rhetoric 

      Moran, Richard (University of California Press, 1996)
    • Bar-On on Self-Knowledge and Expression 

      Boyle, Matthew (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      I critically discuss the account of self-knowledge presented in Dorit Bar-On’s Speaking My Mind (OUP 2004), focusing on Bar-On’s understanding of what makes our capacity for self-knowledge puzzling and on her ‘neo-expressivist’ ...
    • Belief and Ameliorative Epistemology 

      McWilliams, Emily (2016-08-29)
      My dissertation is in three parts. In “Evidentialism and Belief Polarization,” I consider the epistemic import of a belief revision process known as belief polarization, in which exposure to a mixed batch of evidence ...