Realism and Appearances: An Essay in Ontology

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Index
Ackerman, Diane, 133
action, 5, 41, 42–51, 65, 67, 68, 74, 84, 113, 139, 140
and behavior, 113
and body motion, 7
human, 35, 121, 129
of the mind, 125
moral, 41, 51, 54, 57, 130
of moving limbs, 122
and persons, 7
Adam, 119, 120
anatomy, 107n, 112
Aristotelian system, 40
Aristotelian logic, 75
Aristotelian notion of form, 39
Armstrong, David, 33
Arnauld, Antoine, xii, xiii, 10, 11, 73n, 76, 135, 136
atheism, 77
awareness, 2, 27, 35, 40, 110, 134, 135
of abilities, 51
of actions, 50
cause of, 55
conscious, 29, 33, 39
contents of, 138, 140
of perceptions, 108
perceptual, 69, 95, 107, 109, 137
phenomena of, 6
of objects, 9n, 43, 73, 102
of the relation of ideas, 57
sensory, 29
Behan, David, 28n, 40n, 54n
belief, 6, 30, 77, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 118, 124
Berkeley, George, xii, xiii, 2n, 3, 5, 7, 10, 56, 106, 135, 138, 139, 140, 142
on existence in the mind, 11, 136
ideas as objects in, 10n, 76
his realism, 141, 144
role of notions in his philosophy, 77–98
Bible, 81
biology, 13, 16
Blakselee, Sandra, 19n
Bonnet, Charles, 28
Boyle, Robert, 68
Bracken, Harry M., 93
Bradley, F. H., 1, 139
brain, 2, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 33, 34, 45, 107, 134
epistemic pathways in, 18, 19
and mind, 12, 39
motion in, 27, 38, 39, 43, 107n
motion as signs, 38, 135
and neural events, xiii
and neural networks, 4, 5
physical and mental states of, 9, 13, 29
properties of, 5, 36
thought as a property of, 20
brain states, 6, 14, 28n, 31, 34, 35, 37
Broadie, Alexander, 78n
causality
agent, 52, 54
of events, 52
free, 35, 55, 130
natural, 52
universal, 52
causation, 27, 29, 40, 55, 57, 79, 92, 137, 138
of action, 6
agent, xii
mental, 6, 29
of perception, 109
physical, 41, 43
of sense experience, 26
of sensory ideas, 67
causes
chain of, 51, 52
real, 111
universal and necessary, 55
Chalmers, David J., 6, 17n, 35–9
Churchland, Paul, 5, 6, 9, 13–15, 19–25, 27n, 31n, 42, 133

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Realism and Appearances: An Essay in Ontology
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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Mind, Matter and Sense Qualia 9
  • 2 - Causing and Signifying 26
  • 3 - Actions and Persons 42
  • 4 - Locke on the Knowledge of Things Themselves 57
  • 5 - The Notions of Berkeley's Philosophy 77
  • 6 - Hume's “appearances” and His Vocabulary of Awareness 99
  • 7 - Hume's Ontology 112
  • Conclusion - The Realism of Appearances 133
  • Bibliography 146
  • Index 151
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