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  1. Simulation Constraints, Afterlife Beliefs, and Common-Sense Dualism.V. Antony Michael - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (5):462-463.
    Simulation constraints cannot help in explaining afterlife beliefs in general because belief in an afterlife is a precondition for running a simulation. Instead, an explanation may be found by examining more deeply our common-sense dualistic conception of the mind or soul.
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    Concepts of Consciousness, Kinds of Consciousness, Meanings Ofconsciousness'.V. Antony Michael - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 109 (1):1 - 16.
    The use of expressions like 'concepts of consciousness', 'kinds of consciousness', and 'meanings of 'consciousness" interchangeably is ubiquitous within the consciousness literature. It is argued that this practice can be made sense of in only two ways. The first involves interpreting 'concepts of consciousness' and 'kinds of consciousness' metalinguistically to mean, roughly, concepts expressed by 'consciousness' and kinds expressed by 'consciousness'; and the second involves certain literal, though semantically deviant, interpretations of those expressions. The trouble is that researchers frequently use (...)
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  3. Vagueness and the Metaphysics of Consciousness.Michael V. Antony - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 128 (3):515-538.
    An argument is offered for this conditional: If our current concept conscious state is sharp rather than vague, and also correct , then common versions of familiar metaphysical theories of consciousness are false--?namely versions of the identity theory, functionalism, and dualism that appeal to complex physical or functional properties in identification, realization, or correlation. Reasons are also given for taking seriously the claim that our current concept conscious state is sharp. The paper ends by surveying the theoretical options left open (...)
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  4. Concepts of Consciousness, Kinds of Consciousness, Meanings of 'Consciousness'.Michael V. Antony - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 109 (1):1-16.
    The use of expressions like ‘concepts of consciousness’, ‘kinds of consciousness’, and ‘meanings of ‘consciousness’’ interchangeably is ubiquitous within the consciousness literature. It is argued that this practice can be made sense of in only two ways. The first involves interpreting ‘concepts of consciousness’ and ‘kinds of consciousness’ metalinguistically to mean concepts expressed by ‘consciousness’ and kinds expressed by ‘consciousness’; and the second involves certain literal, though semantically deviant, interpretations of those expressions. The trouble is that researchers typically use the (...)
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  5. Are Our Concepts Conscious State and Conscious Creature Vague?Michael V. Antony - 2008 - Erkenntnis 68 (2):239 - 263.
    are sharp rather than vague, that they can have no borderline cases. On the other hand, many who take conscious states to be identical to, or realized by, complex physical states are committed to the vagueness of those concepts. In the paper I argue that conscious state and conscious creature are sharp by presenting four necessary conditions for conceiving borderline cases in general, and showing that some of those conditions cannot be met with conscious state. I conclude that conscious state (...)
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  6. Toward an Ontological Interpretation of Dennett's Theory of Consciousness.Michael V. Antony - 2002 - Philosophia 29 (1-4):343-369.
    While "Consciousness Explained" has received an enormous amount of attention since its publication, there is still little agreement on what Dennett’s account of consciousness is. Most interpreters treat his view as an instance of one or another of the standard ontological positions (functionalism, behaviorism, eliminativism, instrumentalism). I believe a different metaphysical account underlies Dennett’s view, one that is important though ill-understood. In the paper I attempt to point in the direction of a proper characterization of that account through the use (...)
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  7. Is 'Consciousness' Ambiguous?Michael V. Antony - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (2):19-44.
    It is widely assumed that ‘ consciousness ’ is multiply ambiguous within the consciousness literature. Some alleged senses of the term are access consciousness, phenomenal consciousness, state consciousness, creature consciousness, introspective consciousness, self consciousness, to name a few. In the paper I argue for two points. First, there are few if any good reasons for thinking that such alleged senses are genuine: ‘ consciousness ’ is best viewed as univocal within the literature. The second point is that researchers would do (...)
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  8. Against Functionalist Theories of Consciousness.Michael V. Antony - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (2):105-23.
    The paper contains an argument against functionalist theories of consciousness. The argument exploits an intuition to the effect that parts of an individual's brain that are not in use at a time t, can have no bearing on whether that individual is conscious at t. After presenting the argument, I defend it against two possible objections, and then distinguish it from two arguments to which it appears, on the surface to be similar.
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  9. Social Relations and the Individuation of Thought.Michael V. Antony - 1993 - Mind 102 (406):247-61.
    Tyler Burge has argued that a necessary condition for individual's having many of the thoughts he has is that he bear certain relations to other language users. Burge's conclusion is based on a thought experiment in which an individual's social relations are imagined, counterfactually, to differ from how they are actually. The result is that it seems, counterfactually, the individual cannot be attributed many of the thoughts he can be actually. In the article, an alternative interpretation of Burge's thought experiment (...)
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  10. Where's the Evidence?Michael V. Antony - 2010 - Philosophy Now 78:18-21.
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  11. Papineau on the Vagueness of Phenomenal Concepts.Michael V. Antony - 2006 - Dialectica 60 (4):475-483.
    Papineau’s argument in "Thinking About Consciousness" for the vagueness or indeterminacy of phenomenal concepts is discussed. Several problems with his argument are brought out, and it is concluded that his argument fails to establish his desired conclusion.
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  12. Conceiving Simple Experiences.Michael V. Antony - 2001 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 22 (3):263-86.
    That consciousness is composed of simple or basic elements that combine to form complex experiences is an idea with a long history. This idea is approached through an examination of our “picture” or conception of consciousness . It is argued that CC commits us to a certain abstract notion of simple experiential events, or simples, and that traditional critiques of simple elements of experience do not threaten simples. To the extent that CC is taken to conform to how consciousness really (...)
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  13. Davidson's Argument for Monism.Michael V. Antony - 2003 - Synthese 135 (1):1-12.
    Two criticisms of Davidson's argument for monism are presented. The first is that there is no obvious way for the anomalism of the mental to do any work in his argument. Certain implicit premises, on the other hand, entail monism independently of the anomalism of the mental, but they are question-begging. The second criticism is that even if Davidson's argument is sound, the variety of monism that emerges is extremely weak at best. I show that by constructing ontologically ``hybrid'' events (...)
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    On the Temporal Boundaries of Simple Experiences.Michael V. Antony - 2001 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 22 (3):263-286.
    I have argued elsewhere that our conception of phenomenal consciousness commits us to simple phenomenal experiences that in some sense constitute our complex experiences. In this paper I argue that the temporal boundaries of simple phenomenal experiences cannot be conceived as fuzzy or vague, but must be conceived as instantaneous or maximally sharp. The argument is based on an account of what is involved in conceiving fuzzy temporally boundaries for events generally. If the argument is right, and our conception of (...)
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    Outline of a General Methodology for Consciousness Research.Michael V. Antony - 1999 - Anthropology and Philosophy 3 (2):43-56.
    In spite of the enormous interdisciplinary interest in consciousness these days, sorely lacking are general methodologies in terms of which individual research efforts across disciplines can be seen as contributing to a common end. In the paper I outline such a methodology. The central idea is that empirically studying our conception of consciousness—what we have in mind when we think about consciousness—can lead to progress on consciousness itself. The paper clarifies and motivates that idea.
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  16. Can We Acquire Knowledge of Ultimate Reality?Michael V. Antony - 2013 - In Jeanine Diller & Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities. Springer. pp. 81-91.
    Can humans acquire knowledge of ultimate reality, even significant or comprehensive knowledge? I argue that for all we know we can, and that is so whether ultimate reality is divine or non-divine. My strategy involves arguing that we are ignorant, in the sense of lacking public or shared knowledge, about which possibilities, if any, obtain for humans to acquire knowledge of ultimate reality. This follows from a deep feature of our epistemic situation—that our current psychology strongly constrains what we can (...)
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  17. Fodor and Pylyshyn on Connectionism.Michael V. Antony - 1991 - Minds and Machines 1 (3):321-41.
    Fodor and Pylyshyn (1988) have argued that the cognitive architecture is not Connectionist. Their argument takes the following form: (1) the cognitive architecture is Classical; (2) Classicalism and Connectionism are incompatible; (3) therefore the cognitive architecture is not Connectionist. In this essay I argue that Fodor and Pylyshyn's defenses of (1) and (2) are inadequate. Their argument for (1), based on their claim that Classicalism best explains the systematicity of cognitive capacities, is an invalid instance of inference to the best (...)
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    The Where and When of What?Michael V. Antony - 1992 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (2):201-202.
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    Sidestepping the Semantics of “Consciousness”.Michael V. Antony - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (2):289-290.
    Block explains the conflation of phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness by appeal to the ambiguity of the term “consciousness.” However, the nature of ambiguity is not at all clear, and the thesis that “consciousness” is ambiguous between phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness is far from obvious. Moreover, the conflation can be explained without supposing that the term is ambiguous. Block's argument can thus be strengthened by avoiding controversial issues in the semantics of “consciousness.”.
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    How to Argue Against (Some) Theories of Content.Michael V. Antony - 2006 - Iyyun 55 (July):265-286.
    An argument is offered against three naturalistic theories of intentional content: causal-covariation theories, teleological theories, and certain versions of conceptual role semantics. The strategy involves focusing on a normative problem regarding the practice of associating content expressions (e.g., that-clauses) with internal entities (states, symbol structures, etc.). The problem can be expressed thus: Which content expressions are the right ones to associate with internal entities? I argue, first, that an empirical solution to this problem—what I call the Normative Problem—will follow naturally (...)
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    Book Review of Jeffrey Foss, Science and the Riddle of Consciousness: A Solution". [REVIEW]Michael V. Antony - 2003 - Philosophia 31 (1-2).
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    Continuing Commentary.Michael V. Antony - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27:289-312.
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  23. Against Functionalist Theories of Consciousness.Michael V. Antony - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (2):105-123.
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    Book Review of Rita Nolan, "Cognitive Practices: Human Language and Human Knowledge". [REVIEW]Michael V. Antony - 1997 - Philosophia 25 (1-4).
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  25. Papineau on the Vagueness of Phenomenal Concepts.Michael V. Antony - 2006 - Dialectica 60 (4):475-483.
    Papineau’s argument in Thinking About Consciousness for the vagueness or indeterminacy of phenomenal concepts is discussed. Several problems with his argument are brought out, and it is concluded that his argument fails to establish his desired conclusion.
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  26. Toward an Ontological Interpretation of Dennett S Theory.Michael V. Antony - 2002 - Philosophia 29 (1-4):343.
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  27. All Due Respect - “Reasonable Atheism” by Aikin and Talisse Reviewed. [REVIEW]Michael Antony - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine (55):108-109.
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    The Metaphysics of Mind.Louise M. Antony & Michael Tye - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (4):908.
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    L'artiste-roi.Colette V. Michael - 1990 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 2 (3):157-160.
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    Lettre de l'Editeur.Colette V. Michael - 1989 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 1 (1):3-3.
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    Considérations morales sur la destination des ouvrages de l'art.Colette V. Michael - 1989 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 1 (3):27-30.
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    Leitre à nos Lecteurs.Colette V. Michael - 1989 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 1 (3):3-3.
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    Binary Quantification Systems.Michaelis Michael & A. V. Townsend - 1995 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (3):382-395.
    We investigate the formal theory of binary quantifiers, that is, quantifiers that take seriously the surface structure of natural language quantifier phrases. We show how to develop a natural deduction system for logics of this sort and demonstrate soundness and completeness results.
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  34. Acknowledgment: Guest Reviewers.Fred Adams, Shaaron Ainsworth, Gerry Altmann, Louise Antony, Michael Arbib, Jennifer Arnold, Bruno Bara, William Bechtel, Shlomo Bentin & Benjamin Bergen - 2003 - Cognitive Science 27:949-950.
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  35. Populism Vs. The New Class.L. Goodwyn, C. Lasch, T. Luke, R. D'amico, A. Fraser, P. Piccone, G. Ulmen, V. Vujacic, V. Zaslavsky & J. Michael - 1991 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 88:2-179.
     
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  36. Reviews : Michael Billig, Arguing and Thinking: A Rhetorical Approach to Social Psychology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989 (1987), Paper £9.95, Vi + 290 Pp. [REVIEW]Mike Michael - 1991 - History of the Human Sciences 4 (3):441-444.
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  37. Meaning and Semantic Knowledge: Louise M. Antony.Louise M. Antony - 1997 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 71 (1):177–207.
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    Frightening the ‘Landed Fogies’: Parliamentary Politics and The Coal Question*: Michael V. White.Michael V. White - 1991 - Utilitas 3 (2):289-302.
    In early 1864, disappointed by the response to his previous work, the young Manchester academic W. Stanley Jevons announced that he was undertaking a study of the so-called coal question: ‘A good publication on the subject would draw a good deal of attention … it is necessary for the present at any rate to write on popular subjects’. When Jevons's The Coal Question was published in April 1865, however, it received comparatively little attention and sales were slow. Jevons and his (...)
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    Wedin, Michael V. Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta. [REVIEW]Michael Golluber - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (1):167-169.
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    Michael H. V. Gerald D.Jeffrey A. Ellsworth - 2009 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 22 (1):105-122.
    The author attempts to apply semiotic analysis to a question of family law. By examining the language used by the Supreme Court in the title case, Michael H. v. Gerald D., along with the case briefs, lower court opinions, other Supreme Court cases and prior legal scholarship, the author attempts to determine the requisite relationships between father–child and father–mother in order for a legal tie to exist between a father and his biological child. The author tries to not only (...)
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    Parmenides' Grand Deduction: A Logical Reconstruction of the Way of Truth by Michael V. Wedin.Sosseh Assaturian & Matt Evans - 2015 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (4):775-776.
    Over the past few decades there has been a rebellion brewing in the world of Parmenides scholarship. Most of the things you probably think you know about the man have come under serious and sustained attack. No longer is it safe to accept on trust the view—which G. E. L. Owen so forcefully defended in his 1960 paper “Eleatic Questions”—that according to Parmenides there exists only one thing, ungenerated, indestructible, unchanging, indivisible, and spherical. Nor is it safe to assume that (...)
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    "Problems in Conduct," by Michael V. Murray, S.J.Eugene L. Donahue - 1966 - Modern Schoolman 43 (3):338-338.
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    "Problems in Conduct," by Michael V. Murray, S.J.George P. Klubertanz - 1966 - Modern Schoolman 43 (3):338-338.
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    "Mind and Imagination in Aristotle", by Michael V. Wedin. [REVIEW]Lindsay Judson - 1991 - Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):434.
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    Michael V. Griffin: Leibniz, God and Necessity. [REVIEW]Larry M. Jorgensen - 2013 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (3):371-375.
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    Review of Michael V. Griffin, Leibniz, God and Necessity. [REVIEW]Julia Jorati - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (1):172-173.
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    Aristotle's Theory of Substance. The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta, by Michael V. Wedin.L. P. Gerson - 2003 - Ancient Philosophy 23 (2):446.
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    Leibniz, God and Necessity Griffin Michael V. Cambridge University Press, 2013; XI + 195 Pp.; $80.00 (Hardback). [REVIEW]Kirk Lougheed - 2013 - Dialogue 52 (3):607-608.
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    "Plato's Socratic Conversations: Drama and Dialectic in the Three Middle Dialogues", by Michael V. Stokes. [REVIEW]Thomas C. Brickhouse - 1987 - Ancient Philosophy 7:219.
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    Michael V. Murray 1906-1969.F. C. Wade - 1970 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 44:222 -.
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