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Your Theory of Perception Is Too Much In The Sun: An Objection to William Jaworski and Externalism

William Jaworski’s hylomorphic theory of mind depends on externalism regarding mental content: beliefs, perceptions, etc. Jaworski lays out the theory in his book, Philosophy of Mind: A Comprehensive Introduction… 1,975 more words

Philosophical Meanderings

Ernest Sosa's "Skepticism and the Internal/External Divide"

Descartes’s Paradox

So, Sosa begins the paper by bringing up Descartes’ Paradox which has to do with Descartes’ skepticism as it is presented in. Firstly, if you are unfamiliar with Descartes, I would suggest that you do a bit of research on him because it will help you understand this paper, but I assume that the majority of people reading this paper have already done that or know enough about Descartes and his place in philosophy to understand what is to come. 1,150 more words

Epistemology

Criticisms of Western Philosophy - Chapter 1 - Knowledge and Belief

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

What is knowledge? What does it mean to know?

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Penultimate version.

The aim of this article is to show that externalist accounts of cognition such as Clark and Chalmers’ (1998) “active externalism” lead to an explosion of knowledge that is caused by online resources such as Wikipedia and Google.

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Extended Mind

Yet another piece from the excellent Joel Krueger (as co-author).

Philosophy Of Mind

Does epistemic deontologism entail epistemic internalism?

Over a few blog posts I want to consider answers to this question. Alvin Plantinga answers the question in the affirmative. Anthony Brueckner responds to Plantinga’s argument. 72 more words

Anthony Brueckner