Origins of Objectivity

Paperback | April 25, 2010

byTyler Burge

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Tyler Burge presents a substantial, original study of what it is for individuals to represent the physical world with the most primitive sort of objectivity. By reflecting on the science of perception and related psychological and biological sciences, he gives an account of constitutiveconditions for perceiving the physical world, and thus aims to locate origins of representational mind. Origins of Objectivity illuminates several long-standing, central issues in philosophy, and provides a wide-ranging account of relations between human and animal psychologies.

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Tyler Burge presents a substantial, original study of what it is for individuals to represent the physical world with the most primitive sort of objectivity. By reflecting on the science of perception and related psychological and biological sciences, he gives an account of constitutiveconditions for perceiving the physical world, and...

Tyler Burge is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege (OUP, 2005) and Foundations of Mind (OUP, 2007).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart I1. Introduction2. Basic Terminology: What the Questions Mean3. Anti-IndividualismPart II4. Individual Representationalism in the Twentieth Century's First Half5. Individual Representationalism after Mid-Century: Preliminaries6. Neo-Kantian Individual Representationalism: Strawson and Evans7. Language Interpretation and Individual Representationalism: Quine and DavidsonPart III8. Biological and Methodological Backgrounds9. Origins10. Origins of Some Representational Categories11. Glimpses Forward