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Philosophy 1 Forthcoming in Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? Edited by Fiona Jenkins and Katrina Hutchison Oxford University Press 2013. Formerly titled " Unconscious Influences and Women in Philosophy ". Papers in this volume and elsewhere show that the number of women in professional philosophy is much lower than the number of men. However, this… (More)
Can consciousness be understood as the ongoing active creation of information (of meaning)? 'Emergence', the central concept in this hypothesis, plays an essentially different role in it than in theories previously proposed.
It is widely held that propositions perform a plethora of theoretical roles. They are believed to be the semantic values of sentences in contexts, the objects of attitudes, the contents of illocutionary acts, the referents of 'that'-clauses, and the primary bearers of truth. This assumption is often combined with the claim that propositions have their… (More)