Oxford OX1 2JD, United Kingdom
In 1972, Tye received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oxford.
State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260, United States
In 1974, Michael received a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Later, in 1975, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
(In this provocative book, Michael Tye presents his unique...)
In this provocative book, Michael Tye presents his unique account of the metaphysical foundations of psychological discourse.
(Can neurophysiology ever reveal to us what it is like to ...)
Can neurophysiology ever reveal to us what it is like to smell a skunk or to experience pain? In what does the feeling of happiness consist? How is it that changes in the white and gray matter composing our brains generate subjective sensations and feelings? These are several of the questions, that Michael Tye addresses, while formulating a new and enlightening theory about the phenomenal "what it feels like" aspect of consciousness. The test of any such theory, according to Tye, lies in how well it handles ten critical problems of consciousness.
(Two prominent challenges for any reductive theory of cons...)
Two prominent challenges for any reductive theory of consciousness are the explanatory gap and the knowledge argument. In part I of this book, Tye suggests, that these challenges are intimately related. Part II of the book is devoted to representationalism. Part III connects representationalism with two more general issues.
In 1972, Tye received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oxford. There, at the University of Oxford, he studied both Physics and Philosophy. However, after he had received his bachelor's degree, he decided to focus upon Philosophy only.
Later, Tye continued his education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1974 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1975.
In 1975, Michael began working as an Assistant Professor at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, a post he held till 1976, when he was appointed an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Tye continued to hold this position until 1982. Between 1982 and 1987, he served as an Associate Professor at the same university.
In 1984, Michael worked as a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford. During the period from 1987 till 1988, he held a post of an Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1988, Tye was offered a position of an Associate Professor at Temple University, where he remained until 1991, when he was promoted to the post of a Professor of Philosophy at the same university. The same year, in 1991, Michael also was appointed a Professor of Philosophy at King's College London.
Later, in 1996, Tye was made a Chair in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews. Currently, he holds a post of a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.
(Can neurophysiology ever reveal to us what it is like to ...)1995
(In this provocative book, Michael Tye presents his unique...)1989
(Two prominent challenges for any reductive theory of cons...)2000
(This work represents a consideration of some of the most ...)2016
Tye defends the representationalist view of consciousness, namely what was called the "strong" representationalist view, according to which "representation of a certain kind suffices for a sensory quality, where the kind can be specified in functionalist or other familiar materialist terms, without recourse to properties of any ontologically "new" sort."
Michael married Lauretta Reeves on May 1995. Their marriage produced one child — Cecily.