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Ideas of Mark Rowlands, by Text

[British, fl. 2003, Director of Centre for Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Exeter.]

2003 Externalism
Ch.11 p.205 Moral intuition seems unevenly distributed between people
Ch.11 p.206 It is common to see the value of nature in one feature, such as life, diversity, or integrity
Ch.2 p.10 Minds are rational, conscious, subjective, self-knowing, free, meaningful and self-aware
Ch.2 p.14 It is argued that wholes possess modal and counterfactual properties that parts lack
Ch.2 p.15 Supervenience is a one-way relation of dependence or determination between properties
Ch.2 p.18 The 17th century reintroduced atoms as mathematical modes of Euclidean space
Ch.2 p.20 Tokens are dated, concrete particulars; types are their general properties or kinds
Ch.2 p.21 Supervenience of mental and physical properties often comes with token-identity of mental and physical particulars
Ch.3 p.32 Strong idealism is the sort of mess produced by a Cartesian separation of mind and world
Ch.3 p.48 Structuralism is neo-Kantian idealism, with language playing the role of categories of understanding
Ch.3 p.52 If bivalence is rejected, then excluded middle must also be rejected
Ch.5 p.94 The content of a thought is just the meaning of a sentence
Ch.5 p.94 Action is bodily movement caused by intentional states
Ch.6 p.100 Natural kinds are defined by their real essence, as in gold having atomic number 79
Ch.7 p.141 Content externalism implies that we do not have privileged access to our own minds
Ch.8 p.142 If someone is secretly transported to Twin Earth, others know their thoughts better than they do