81 found
Order:
See also
Cynthia Macdonald
University of Manchester
  1. Mind-Body Identity Theories.Cynthia Macdonald - 1989 - Routledge.
    Chapter One The most plausible arguments for the identity of mind and body that have been advanced in this century have been for the identity of mental ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   50 citations  
  2.  91
    Mental Causes and Explanation of Action.Cynthia MacDonald & Graham MacDonald - 1986 - Philosophical Quarterly 36 (April):145-58.
  3. The Metaphysics of Mental Causation.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy 103 (11):539-576.
    A debate has been raging in the philosophy of mind for at least the past two decades. It concerns whether the mental can make a causal difference to the world. Suppose that I am reading the newspaper and it is getting dark. I switch on the light, and continue with my reading. One explanation of why my switching on of the light occurred is that a desiring with a particular content (that I continue reading), a noticing with a particular content (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   25 citations  
  4. Philosophy of Psychology: Debates on Psychological Explanation.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.) - 1995 - Blackwell.
  5.  19
    Subjects of Experience.Cynthia MacDonald - 1996 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):224-228.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   42 citations  
  6.  73
    Emergence in Mind.Graham Macdonald & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    The volume also extends the debate about emergence by considering the independence of chemical properties from physical properties, and investigating what would ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  7. Connectionism: Debates on Psychological Explanation.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.) - 1995 - Blackwell.
    This volume provides an introduction to and review of key contemporary debates concerning connectionism, and the nature of explanation and methodology in cognitive psychology. The first debate centers on the question of whether human cognition is best modeled by classical or by connectionist architectures. The second centres on the question of the compatibility between folk, or commonsense, psychological explanation and explanations based on connectionist models of cognition. Each of the two sections includes a classic reading along with important responses, and (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  8. Knowing Our Own Minds.Crispin Wright, Barry Smith & Cynthia Macdonald - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):586-588.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   21 citations  
  9.  40
    Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics.Cynthia Macdonald - 2005 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics_ is about some of the most fundamental kinds of things that there are; the things that we encounter in everyday experience. A book about the things that we encounter in everyday experience. Contains a thorough and accessible discussion of the nature and aims of metaphysics. Examines a wide range of ontological categories, including both particulars and universals. Mounts a forceful and persuasive case for anti-reductionism.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  10. Emergence and Downward Causation.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald - 2010 - In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Emergence in Mind. Oxford University Press.
  11. Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics.Stephen Laurence & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.) - 1998 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume is a comprehensive survey of contemporary thought on a wide range of issues and provides students with the basic background to current debates in metaphysics.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   12 citations  
  12. Introspection and Authoritative Self-Knowledge.Cynthia Macdonald - 2007 - Erkenntnis 67 (2):355-372.
    In this paper I outline and defend an introspectionist account of authoritative self-knowledge for a certain class of cases, ones in which a subject is both thinking and thinking about a current, conscious thought. My account is distinctive in a number of ways, one of which is that it is compatible with the truth of externalism.
    Direct download (10 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  13.  22
    Sensations: A Defense of Type Materialism.Cynthia Macdonald - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (1):237-239.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  14. How to Be Psychologically Relevant.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham F. Macdonald - 1995 - In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Philosophy of Psychology: Debates on Psychological Explanation. Blackwell.
    How did I raise my arm? The simple answer is that I raised it as a consequence of intending to raise it. A slightly more complicated response would mention the absence of any factors which would inhibit the execution of the intention- and a more complicated one still would specify the intention in terms of a goal (say, drinking a beer) which requires arm-raising as a means towards that end. Whatever the complications, the simple answer appears to be on the (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  15.  35
    Mcdowell and His Critics.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.) - 2006 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  16. On McDowell's Identity Conception of Truth.William Fish & Cynthia Macdonald - 2007 - Analysis 67 (1):36-41.
  17. Self-Knowledge and Inner Space.Cynthia Macdonald - 2006 - In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), McDowell and His Critics. Blackwell. pp. 73--88.
  18. Tropes and Other Things.Cynthia Macdonald - 1998 - In Stephen Laurence & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics. Blackwell.
    Our day-to-day experience of the world regularly brings us into contact with middlesized objects such as apples, dogs, and other human beings. These objects possess observable properties, properties that are available or accessible to the unaided senses, such as redness and roundness, as well as properties that are not so available, such as chemical ones. Both of these kinds of properties serve as valuable sources of information about our familiar middle-sized objects at least to the extent that they enable us (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  19. Externalism and First-Person Authority.Cynthia Macdonald - 1995 - Synthese 104 (1):99-122.
    Externalism in the philosophy of mind is threatened by the view that subjects are authoritative with regard to the contents of their own intentional states. If externalism is to be reconciled with first-person authority, two issues need to be addressed: (a) how the non-evidence-based character of knowledge of one's own intentional states is compatible with ignorance of the empirical factors that individuate the contents of those states, and (b) how, given externalism, the non-evidence-based character of such knowledge could place its (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  20. Externalism and Authoritative Self-Knowledge.Cynthia Macdonald - 1998 - In Crispin Wright, Barry C. Smith & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), Knowing Our Own Minds. Oxford University Press. pp. 123-155.
    Externalism in the philosophy of mind has been thought by many to pose a serious threat to the claim that subjects are in general authoritative with regard to certain of their own intentional states.<sup>1</sup> In a series of papers, Tyler Burge (1985_a_, 1985_b_, 1988, 1996) has argued that the distinctive entitlement or right that subjects have to self- knowledge in certain cases is compatible with externalism, since that entitlement is environmentally neutral, neutral with respect to the issue of the individuation (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  21. Self-Knowledge and the "Inner Eye".Cynthia Macdonald - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):83-106.
    What is knowledge of one's own current, consciously entertained intentional states a form of inner awareness? If so, what form? In this paper I explore the prospects for a quasi-observational account of a certain class of cases where subjects appear to have self-knowledge, namely, the so-called cogito-like cases. In section one I provide a rationale for the claim that we need an epistemology of self-knowledge, and specifically, an epistemology of the cogito-like cases. In section two I argue that contentful properties (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  22. Mental Causation and Nonreductive Monism.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham F. Macdonald - 1991 - Analysis 51 (1):23-32.
  23. Beyond Program Explanation.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald - 2006 - In Geoffrey Brennan, Robert E. Goodin & Michael A. Smith (eds.), Common Minds: Essays in Honour of Philip Pettit. Oxford University Press. pp. 1--27.
  24.  18
    Shoemaker on Self-Knowledge and Inner Sense.Cynthia Macdonald - 1999 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (3):711-738.
    What is introspective knowledge of one's own intentional states like? This paper aims to make plausible the view that certain cases of self-knowledge, namely the cogito-type ones, are enough like perception to count as cases of quasi-observation. To this end it considers the highly influential arguments developed by Sydney Shoemaker in his recent Royce Lectures. These present the most formidable challenge to the view that certain cases of self-knowledge are quasi-observational and so deserve detailed examination. Shoemaker's arguments are directed against (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  25. Shoemaker on Self-Knowledge and Inner Sense.Cynthia Macdonald - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (3):711-38.
    What is introspective knowledge of one's own intentional states like? This paper aims to make plausible the view that certain cases of self-knowledge, namely the cogito-type ones, are enough like perception to count as cases of quasi-observation. To this end it considers the highly influential arguments developed by Sydney Shoemaker in his recent Royce Lectures. These present the most formidable challenge to the view that certain cases of self-knowledge are quasi-observational and so deserve detailed examination. Shoemaker's arguments are directed against (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  26. The Identity Theory of Truth and the Realm of Reference: Where Dodd Goes Wrong.William Fish & Cynthia Macdonald - 2009 - Analysis 69 (2):297-304.
    In ‘On McDowell's identity conception of truth’ , we suggested that McDowell's Identity Theory, according to which a proposition is true if and only if it is identical with a fact, is only fully understood when we realize that there are two identity claims involved. The first is that, when one thinks truly, the content of a whole thought is identical with a Tractarian Tatsachen – a complex fact constituted by simple Sachverhalte – and the second is that these simple (...)
    Direct download (12 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  27. Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics.Cynthia Macdonald - 2008 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics_ is about some of the most fundamental kinds of things that there are; the things that we encounter in everyday experience. A book about the things that we encounter in everyday experience. Contains a thorough and accessible discussion of the nature and aims of metaphysics. Examines a wide range of ontological categories, including both particulars and universals. Mounts a forceful and persuasive case for anti-reductionism.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  28.  21
    Self-Knowledge and the 'Inner Eye'.Cynthia Macdonald - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):83-106.
    What is knowledge of one's own current, consciously entertained intentional states a form of inner awareness? If so, what form? In this paper I explore the prospects for a quasi-observational account of a certain class of cases where subjects appear to have self-knowledge, namely, the so-called cogito-like cases. In section one I provide a rationale for the claim that we need an epistemology of self-knowledge, and specifically, an epistemology of the cogito-like cases. In section two I argue that contentful properties (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  29. The Epistemology of Meaning.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald - 2012 - In Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury & Kenneth Williford (eds.), Millikan and Her Critics. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 221--240.
  30.  30
    Introspection.Cynthia Macdonald - 2009 - In A. Beckermann, B. McLaughlin & S. Walter (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 741-766.
    ‘Introspection’ is a term used by philosophers to refer to a special method or means by which one comes to know certain of one's own mental states; specifically, one's current conscious states. It derives from the Latin ‘spicere’, meaning ‘look’, and ‘intra’, meaning ‘within’; introspection is a process of looking inward. Introspectionist accounts of self-knowledge fall within the broader domain of theories of self-knowledge, understood as views about the nature of and basis for one's knowledge of one's own mental states, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  31.  73
    McDowell’s Alternative Conceptions of the World.William Fish & Cynthia Macdonald - 2011 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (1):87-94.
  32. Real Metaphysics and the Descriptive/Revisionary Distinction.Cynthia Macdonald - 2007 - In Cornelis De Waal (ed.), Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions: The Philosopher Responds to Critics. Prometheus Books.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  33.  53
    Theories of Mind and 'the Commonsense View'.Cynthia Macdonald - 2002 - Mind and Language 17 (5):467-488.
  34.  80
    Rethinking Folk-Psychology: Alternatives to Theories of Mind.Marc Slors & Cynthia Macdonald - 2008 - Philosophical Explorations 11 (3):153 – 161.
  35.  9
    Mental Causation and Non-Reductive Monism.Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald - 1991 - Analysis 51 (1):23.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  36.  58
    Self-Knowledge and the First Person.Cynthia Macdonald - 2004 - In M. Sie, Marc Slors & B. Van den Brink (eds.), Reasons of One's Own. Ashgate.
    It is a familiar view in the philosophy of mind and action is that for a thought or attitude to constitute a reason for an action is for it to render intelligible, in the light of norms of rationality or reason, that action. However, I can make sense of your actions in this way by crediting you with attitudes that I myself do not hold. Equally, you can do this for my actions. So not all reasons for one’s actions are (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  37.  39
    What Is Empiricism?Peter Carruthers & Cynthia Macdonald - 1990 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 64 (1):63 - 92.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  38.  18
    Externalism and Norms: Cynthia Macdonald.Cynthia Macdonald - 1998 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 43:273-301.
    We think that certain of our mental states represent the world around us, and represent it in determinate ways. My perception that there is salt in the pot before me, for example, represents my immediate environment as containing a certain object, a pot, with a certain kind of substance, salt, in it. My belief that salt dissolves in water represents something in the world around me, namely salt, as having a certain observational property, that of dissolving. But what exactly is (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  39.  36
    Psychophysical Supervenience, Dependency, and Reduction.Cynthia Macdonald - 1995 - In Elias E. Savellos & U. Yalcin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 140--57.
  40.  8
    Self-Knowledge and the First Person.Cynthia Macdonald - 2004 - In M. Sie, M. Slors & B. Van den Brink (eds.), Reasons of One's Own. Ashgate.
    It is a familiar view in the philosophy of mind and action is that for a thought or attitude to constitute a reason for an action is for it to render intelligible, in the light of norms of rationality or reason, that action. However, I can make sense of your actions in this way by crediting you with attitudes that I myself do not hold. Equally, you can do this for my actions. So not all reasons for one’s actions are (...)
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  41. What Is Empiricism?Peter Carruthers & Cynthia Macdonald - 1990 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 64:63-92.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  42. Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals.Philip Catton & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  43.  36
    Naturalizing the Mind By Fred Dretske Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1996. Pp. Xiii + 208.Cynthia Macdonald - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (279):150-.
  44.  17
    Physicalism, or Something Near Enough. [REVIEW]Cynthia Macdonald - 2007 - Philosophical Books 48 (2):155-161.
  45. Anti-Individualism and Psychological Explanation.Cynthia Macdonald - 1995 - In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Philosophy of Psychology: Debates on Psychological Explanation. Cambridge: Blackwell.
  46.  29
    A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility.Cynthia Macdonald - 1991 - Philosophical Books 32 (3):163-164.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47.  10
    Berkeley, by George Pitcher.Cynthia Macdonald - 1981 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 12 (1):91-93.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48.  6
    Book Note. [REVIEW]Cynthia Macdonald - 2005 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (4):615.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49.  16
    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Cynthia Macdonald - 1993 - Mind 102 (405):328-359.
    No categories
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50. Connectionism and Eliminativism.Cynthia Macdonald - 1995 - In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham F. Macdonald (eds.), Connectionism: Debates on Psychological Explanation. Cambridge: Blackwell.
1 — 50 / 81