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Christopher Hill
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  1. Sensations: A Defense of Type Materialism.Christopher S. Hill - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a book about sensory states and their apparent characteristics. It confronts a whole series of metaphysical and epistemological questions and presents an argument for type materialism: the view that sensory states are identical with the neural states with which they are correlated. According to type materialism, sensations are only possessed by human beings and members of related biological species; silicon-based androids cannot have sensations. The author rebuts several other rival theories, and explores a number of important issues: the (...)
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    Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind/Brain.Christopher S. Hill & Patricia Smith Churchland - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (4):573.
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    Consciousness.Christopher S. Hill - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book presents a comprehensive theory of consciousness. The initial chapter distinguishes six main forms of consciousness and sketches an account of each one. Later chapters focus on phenomenal consciousness, consciousness of, and introspective consciousness. In discussing phenomenal consciousness, Hill develops the representational theory of mind in new directions, arguing that all awareness involves representations, even awareness of qualitative states like pain. He then uses this view to undercut dualistic accounts of qualitative states. Other topics include visual awareness, visual appearances, (...)
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  4. Imaginability, Conceivability, Possibility and the Mind-Body Problem.Christopher S. Hill - 1997 - Philosophical Studies 87 (1):61-85.
  5. There Are Fewer Things in Reality Than Are Dreamt of in Chalmers’s Philosophy. [REVIEW]Christopher S. Hill & Brian P. McLaughlin - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (2):445-454.
    Chalmers’s anti-materialist argument runs as follows.
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    The Nature of True Minds.Christopher S. Hill - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (4):721.
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  7. Hawthorne’s Lottery Puzzle and the Nature of Belief.Christopher S. Hill & Joshua Schechter - 2007 - Philosophical Issues 17 (1):120-122.
    In the first chapter of his Knowledge and Lotteries, John Hawthorne argues that thinkers do not ordinarily know lottery propositions. His arguments depend on claims about the intimate connections between knowledge and assertion, epistemic possibility, practical reasoning, and theoretical reasoning. In this paper, we cast doubt on the proposed connections. We also put forward an alternative picture of belief and reasoning. In particular, we argue that assertion is governed by a Gricean constraint that makes no reference to knowledge, and that (...)
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  8. Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness.Christopher S. Hill - 2002 - Mind 111 (444):882-888.
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    The Logic of Mind.Christopher S. Hill - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):626-630.
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    Thought and World: An Austere Portrayal of Truth, Reference, and Semantic Correspondence.Christopher S. Hill - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    There is an important family of semantic notions that we apply to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts - as when we say that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. Thought and World presents a theory of the content of such notions. The theory is largely deflationary in spirit, in the sense that it represents a broad range of semantic notions - including the concept of truth - as being entirely free from substantive metaphysical and (...)
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    Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge.Christopher S. Hill - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents a selection of essays by the leading philosopher Christopher S. Hill. Together, they address central philosophical issues related to four key concerns: the nature of truth; the relation between experiences and brain states; the relation between experiences and representational states; and problems concerning knowledge.
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    Reasons and Experience.Christopher S. Hill - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (2):279.
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    Thinking About Consciousness.Christopher S. Hill - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (1):147-154.
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    New Perspectives on Type Identity: The Mental and the Physical.Simone Gozzano & Christopher S. Hill (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    The type identity theory, according to which types of mental state are identical to types of physical state, fell out of favour for some years but is now being considered with renewed interest. Many philosophers are critically re-examining the arguments which were marshalled against it, finding in the type identity theory both resources to strengthen a comprehensive, physicalistic metaphysics and a useful tool in understanding the relationship between developments in psychology and new results in neuroscience. This volume brings together leading (...)
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    Perceptual Relativity.Christopher S. Hill - 2016 - Philosophical Topics 44 (2):179-200.
    Visual experience is shaped by a number of factors that are independent of the external objects that we perceive—factors like lighting, angle of view, and the sensitivities of photoreceptors in the retina. This paper seeks to catalog, analyze, and explain the fluctuations in visual phenomenology that are due to such factors.
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  16. Impossible Worlds and Metaphysical Explanation: Comments on Kment’s Modality and Explanatory Reasoning.Nina Emery & Christopher S. Hill - 2017 - Analysis 77 (1):134-148.
    In this critical notice of Kment's _Modality and Explanatory Reasoning_, we focus on Kment’s arguments for impossible worlds and on a key part of his discussion of the interactions between modality and explanation – the analogy that he draws between scientific and metaphysical explanation.
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    The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World.Christopher S. Hill & Colin McGinn - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (2):300.
    As the subtitle indicates, this book is concerned with the relationship between consciousness and the physical world. It recommends a novel and disturbingly pessimistic view about this topic that it calls “naturalistic mysterianism.” The view is naturalistic because it maintains that states of consciousness are reducible to physical properties of the brain. It counts as “mysterian” because it asserts that the physical properties in question are entirely beyond our ken—that they lie well beyond the scope of contemporary neuroscience, and quite (...)
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    Cybernetics and the Philosophy of Mind.Christopher S. Hill - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (3):494.
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    Perceptual Existentialism Sustained.Christopher S. Hill - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-20.
    There are two main accounts of what it is for external objects to be presented in visual experience. According to particularism, particular objects are built into the representational contents of experiences. Existentialism is a quite different view. According to existentialism, the representational contents of perceptual experiences are general rather than particular, in the sense that the contents can be fully captured by existentially quantified statements. The present paper is a defense of existentialism. It argues that existentialism is much better equipped (...)
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  20. Ow! The Paradox of Pain.Christopher S. Hill - 2005 - In Murat Aydede (ed.), Pain: New Essays on its Nature and the Methodology of its Study. Cambridge Ma: Bradford Book/Mit Press.
     
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  21. The Perception of Size and Shape.Christopher S. Hill & David J. Bennett - 2008 - Philosophical Issues 18 (1):294-315.
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    Tim Bayne on the Unity of Consciousness.Christopher S. Hill - 2014 - Analysis 74 (3):499-509.
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    Subject, Thought, and Context.Christopher S. Hill - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):106-112.
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  24. Process Reliabilism and Cartesian Scepticism.Christopher S. Hill - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (3):567-581.
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    Can Carey Answer Quine?Christopher S. Hill - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (3):132-133.
    In order to defend her claim that the concept object is biologically determined, Carey must answer Quine's gavagai argument, which purports to show that mastery of any concept with determinate reference presupposes a substantial repertoire of logical concepts. I maintain that the gavagai argument withstands the experimental data that Carey provides, but that it yields to an a priori argument.
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    In Defense of Type Materialism.Christopher S. Hill - 1984 - Synthese 59 (June):295-320.
  27. Introspective Awareness of Sensations.Christopher S. Hill - 1988 - Topoi 7 (March):11-24.
    My goal is to formulate a theory of introspection that can be integrated with a strongly reductionist account of sensations that I have defended elsewhere. In pursuit of this goal, I offer a skeletal explanation of the metaphysical nature of introspection and I attempt to resolve several of the main questions about the epistemological status of introspective beliefs.
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  28. Chalmers on the Apriority of Modal Knowledge.Christopher S. Hill - 1998 - Analysis 58 (1):20-26.
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    Gavagai.Christopher S. Hill - 1972 - Analysis 32 (3):68 - 75.
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    Counterfactuals. David Lewis.Lewis G. Creary & Christopher S. Hill - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (3):341-344.
  31. Ouch! An Essay on Pain.Christopher S. Hill - 2004 - In Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Anthology. John Benjamins.
     
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    The Logic of Conditionals. Ernest W. Adams.Ian F. Carlstrom & Christopher S. Hill - 1978 - Philosophy of Science 45 (1):155-158.
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    Impossible Worlds and Metaphysical Explanation: Comments on Kment’sModality and Explanatory Reasoning.Nina Emery & Christopher S. Hill - 2016 - Analysis 77 (1):134-148.
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  34. Van Inwagen on the Consequence Argument.Christopher S. Hill - 1992 - Analysis 52 (2):49.
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    Thought and World: An Austere Portrayal of Truth, Reference, and Semantic Correspondence.Christopher S. Hill - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (1):174-181.
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  36. On a Revised Version of the Principle of Sufficient Reason.Christopher S. Hill - 1982 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63 (3):236.
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    Truth in the Realm of Thoughts.Christopher S. Hill - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 96 (1):87-121.
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    Process Reliabilism and Cartesian Scepticism.Christopher S. Hill - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (3):567-581.
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    Mechanism, Mentalism, and Metamathematics.Christopher S. Hill & Judson C. Webb - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (2):276.
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    I Love Machery’s Book, but Love Concepts More.Christopher S. Hill - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 149 (3):411-421.
  41. Intentionality Downsized.Christopher S. Hill - 2010 - Philosophical Issues 20 (1):144-169.
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    Revision.Christopher S. Hill - 2013 - In Albert Casullo & Joshua C. Thurow (eds.), The a Priori in Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 134.
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    Watsonian Freedom and the Freedom of the Will.Christopher S. Hill - 1984 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (3):294-98.
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    Toward a Theory of Meaning for Belief Sentences.Christopher S. Hill - 1976 - Philosophical Studies 30 (4):209 - 226.
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    Qualitative Characteristics, Type Materialism and the Circularity of Analytic Functionalism.Christopher S. Hill - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (1):50-51.
  46. Visual Awareness and Visual Qualia.Christopher S. Hill - manuscript
    Department of Philosophy Brown University Providence, RI 02915.
     
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    Consciousness and the Origins of Thought.Christopher S. Hill - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (1):273-276.
  48. Of Bats, Brains, and Minds.Christopher S. Hill - 1977 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 38 (September):100-106.
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    Rudiments of a Theory of Reference.Christopher S. Hill - 1987 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 28 (2):200-219.
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    Supervenience and Materialism.Christopher S. Hill & Mark Rowlands - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (1):115.
    Rowlands is concerned to explain and defend a doctrine about the relationship between mental states and physical states that he calls supervenience materialism. Very roughly speaking, this is the doctrine that it is the possession of physical properties by an object that makes for or determines the possession of mental properties by that object. In explaining this doctrine, Rowlands discusses various questions of interpretation, such as what should be meant by ‘determines’ and by ‘physical property’, and he also considers the (...)
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