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John Campbell investigates how realization of the realm explains our skill to consider the area; how our skill to contemplate items we will be able to see is determined by our ability for unsleeping visible awareness to these issues. He illuminates classical difficulties approximately idea, reference, and adventure through the underlying mental mechanisms on which wakeful recognition relies.

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That Sally uses as a tag, so long as she can work out that the Reagan who was Governor of California is the Reagan who was an actor that was President in the early eighties. So long as your identifier can be translated into a tag that Sally uses—and so long as Sally can make the translation— you will be in a position to interrogate her for further information about this person. A similar point applies, of course, to giving Sally instructions to act on one of the Reagans about whom she has given you information.

A similar point applies to hypotheses about the distant past. Take, for example, the view that among the Picts, succession to the kingship went through the line of the mother rather than the father, so that if the king died without children or siblings, his heir would have been the son of his mother's brother or sister, rather than the son of his father's brother or sister. This hypothesis is easy to formulate but hard to confirm or refute, and at the moment is still unresolved. What is Knowledge of Reference?

Subjects were instructed to report the shape of, say, the red target. Nissen's finding was that subjects could give an accurate report of the shape of a target identified by its colour only if they could incidentally give correct reports of the location of the target. Her interpretation of the result is that subjects, in order to answer the question, consult the kind of feature map described by Treisman, and use the location of the target to identify the information relating to it in different processing streams.

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