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  • adj. Of or pertaining to recognition

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, or of the nature of, recognition.


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  • In other words, it is this negative quality that turns the recognitional focus onto itself, and with it, onto the experience it attaches to.


  • If Gibbard's reasons for thinking that plans must be formulated in recognitional terms are cogent, this result would allow the theory to explain the relevant phenomenon of supervenience.

    Boys in White Suits

  • But since the recognitional demonstrative concepts the conceptualist appeals to do depend on such memory capacities (according to the re-identification condition), it cannot be the case that our having such demonstrative concepts is necessary for our enjoying fine grained perceptual discriminations.

    Nonconceptual Mental Content

  • As McDowell says, the capacity for employing demonstrative concepts in perception is a recognitional capacity (McDowell 1994a p. 57, Brewer 1999 also holds that a conceptual capacity must be available in the absence of the sample to which it was initially applied).

    Nonconceptual Mental Content

  • He argues that film's realism is the result of the fact that objects depicted on screen trigger the same recognitional capacities that are used to identify real objects.

    Philosophy of Film

  • At this juncture, it is far less plausible or satisfying simply to say that, employing one's ordinary sensory and recognitional capacities, one sees what is to be done, both things considered.

    Moral Reasoning

  • Rather, it is simply to say that recognitional attention must have a selective focus.

    Moral Reasoning

  • It is only at great cost, however, that any moral theory could claim to do without a recognitional layer of moral thinking.

    Moral Reasoning

  • Recognizing whether one is in one of those situations thus becomes the principal recognitional task for the utilitarian agent.

    Moral Reasoning

  • And we can also explain how it can be possible for us to acquire some purely recognitional concepts of experience (thus explaining the standard philosophical thought-experiments concerning zombies and such-like).

    Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness


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