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    Neurofeminism: issues at the intersection of feminist theory and cognitive science.Robyn Bluhm, Anne Jaap Jacobson & Heidi Lene Maibom (eds.) - 2012 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Going beyond the hype of recent fMRI "findings," this interdisciplinary collection examines such questions as: Do women and men have significantly different brains? Do women empathize, while men systematize? Is there a "feminine" ethics? What does brain research on intersex conditions tell us about sex and gender?
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  2. Mental representations: What philosophy leaves out and neuroscience puts in.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2003 - Philosophical Psychology 16 (2):189-204.
    This paper investigates how "representation" is actually used in some areas in cognitive neuroscience. It is argued that recent philosophy has largely ignored an important kind of representation that differs in interesting ways from the representations that are standardly recognized in philosophy of mind. This overlooked kind of representation does not represent by having intentional contents; rather members of the kind represent by displaying or instantiating features. The investigation is not simply an ethnographic study of the discourse of neuroscientists. If (...)
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  3. Introduction.Robyn Bluhm, Anne Jaap Jacobson & Heidi Maibom - 2012 - In Robyn Bluhm, Anne Jaap Jacobson & Heidi Lene Maibom (eds.), Neurofeminism: issues at the intersection of feminist theory and cognitive science. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    Three Concerns about the Origins of Content.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2015 - Philosophia 43 (3):625-638.
    In this paper I will present three reservations about the claims made by Hutto and Satnet. First of all, though TNOC is presented as drawing on teleological theories of mental content for a conception of Ur-Intentionaltiy, what is separated out after objectionable claims are removed from teleological accounts may not retain enough to give us directed intelligence. This problem raises a question about what we need in a naturalistic basis for an account of the mental. Secondly, I think that the (...)
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    A problem for causal theories of reasons and rationalizations.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):307-321.
    Is causation either necessary or sufficient (or both) to make a belief-desire pair the reason for which one acts? In this paper I argue in support of a negative answer to this question, and thus attempt to shift the burden of proof onto the causal theorists. I also provide an outline of a different account of reasons and rationalization. Motivating my inquiry is a concern to show that ordinary ascriptions of reasons are not hostage to future accounts of how the (...)
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    What should a theory of vision look like?Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2008 - Philosophical Psychology 21 (5):585 – 599.
    This paper argues for two major revisions in the way philosophers standardly think of vision science and vision theories more generally. The first concerns mental representations and the second supervenience. The central result is that the way is cleared for an externalist theory of perception. The framework for such a theory has what are called Aristotelian representations as elements in processes the well-functioning of which is the principal object of a theory of vision.
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    A Problem for Causal Theories of Reasons and Rationalizations.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):307-321.
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    Empathy and Instinct: Cognitive Neuroscience and Folk Psychology.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2009 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 52 (5):467-482.
    Might we have an instinctive tendency to perform helpful actions? This paper explores a model under development in cognitive neuroscience that enables us to understand what instinctive, helpful actions might look like. The account that emerges puts some pressure on key concepts in the philosophical understanding of folk psychology. In developing the contrast, a notion of embodied beliefs is introduced; it arguably fits folk conceptions better than philosophical ones. One upshot is that Humean insights into the role of empathy and (...)
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    Is the brain a memory box?Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2005 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (3):271-278.
    Bickle argues for both a narrow causal reductionism, and a broader ontological-explanatory reductionism. The former is more successful than the latter. I argue that the central and unsolved problem in Bickle's approach to reductionism involves the nature of psychological terms. Investigating why the broader reductionism fails indicates ways in which phenomenology remains more than a handmaiden of neuroscience.
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    A problem for naturalizing epistemologies.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):31-49.
    Every epistemological theory needs to be able to articulate some version of the following principle: If S's belief "q" is to make S's belief "p" justified (or is to make "p" something S knows), then "q" must possess some positive epistemic merit. This paper argues that naturalizing epistemologies do not have access to this principle. The central problem is that of providing a naturalistic account of the notion of a reason-for-which one believes while avoiding internalist commitments. The discussion, which focuses (...)
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    A Problem for Naturalizing Epistemologies.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):31-49.
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    The Problem of Induction: What Is Hume’s Argument?”.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1987 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 68 (3/4):265-284.
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    Keeping the world in mind: mental representations and the sciences of the mind.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2013 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Drawing on a wide range of resources, including the history of philosophy, her role as director of a cognitive neuroscience group, and her Wittgensteinian training at Oxford, Jacobson provides fresh views on representation, concepts, perception, action, emotion and belief.
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    ALVIN I. GOLDMAN, Epistemology and Cognition.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1989 - Metaphilosophy 20 (3-4):391-395.
  15. Feminist Interpretations of David Hume.Anne Jaap Jacobson (ed.) - 2000 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
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    Introduction.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2002 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 1 (4):357-366.
  17. Causality a Discussion of the Analysis of This Notion with Some Criticisms of the Humean Account.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1975
  18. Causality and the Supposed Counterfactual Conditional in Hume's Enquiry.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1986 - Analysis 46 (3):131 - 133.
    Hume's "other words" which follow his first definition of causality in the "enquiry" are standardly read as giving us a counterfactual conditional. I argue that a more accurate reading reveals them to constitute a factual conditional, One reflecting a temporal restriction implicit in the first definition. The other words, So understood, Tell us merely that a component of the relation defined in the first definition is symmetrical.
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    Discrimination against men.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 59 (59):119-120.
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    Does Hume Hold a Regularity Theory of Causality?Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1984 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (1):75 - 91.
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    Group membership: Who gets to decide?Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
    In this commentary, I focus on several problems that the authors' understanding of group identity raises: the legality of avoiding background diversity, the problem of effectively unshareable knowledge, the practical quality of some outcomes arrived at by groups with homogeneous backgrounds, and moral issues about fairness. I note also that much recent research challenges the view that background diversity is more likely to be a detriment than a benefit.
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    Inductive Scepticism and Experimental Reasoning in Moral Subjects in Hume's Philosophy.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 1989 - Hume Studies 15 (2):325-338.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Inductive Scepticism and Experimental Reasoning in Moral Subjects in Hume's Philosophy Anne Jaap Jacobson According to its title page, Hume's Treatise Concerning HumanNature is An ATTEMPT to introduce the experimental Method ofReasoning INTO MORAL SUBJECTS."1 And from the first section onwards, Hume makes statements about the human mind which are given an unqualified generality;An Enquiry ConcerningHuman Understanding is marked by a similar assurance that much about human understanding can (...)
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  23. Seeing as a social phenomenon : feminist theory and the cognitive sciences.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2012 - In Robyn Bluhm, Anne Jaap Jacobson & Heidi Lene Maibom (eds.), Neurofeminism: issues at the intersection of feminist theory and cognitive science. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  24. The uninviting room: Representations without contents.Anne Jaap Jacobson - manuscript
     
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    Discrimination against men. [REVIEW]Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 59:119-120.
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  26. Philosophy on the brain. [REVIEW]Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2014 - The Philosophers' Magazine 66:121-122.
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    Philosophy on the brain. [REVIEW]Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2014 - The Philosophers' Magazine 66:121-122.
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    Review of Gregory McCulloch, The Life of the Mind: An Essay on Phenomenological Externalism[REVIEW]Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2003 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (10).
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    Review of Paul Livingston, Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness[REVIEW]Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (3).