Vol 4

(2007) Georg Gasser (Ed.): How Successful is Naturalism?

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 4 (2007). Georg Gasser (Ed.): How Successful is Naturalism? Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

Naturalism is the reigning creed in analytic philosophy. Naturalists claim that natural science provides a complete account of all forms of existence. According to the naturalistic credo there are no aspects of human existence which transcend methods and explanations of science. Our concepts of the self, the mind, subjectivity, human freedom or responsibility is to be defined in terms of established sciences. The aim of the present volume is to draw the balance of naturalism’s success so far. Unlike other volumes it does not contain a collection of papers which unanimously reject naturalism. Naturalists and anti-naturalists alike unfold their positions discussing the success or failure of naturalistic approaches. “How successful is naturalism?” shows where the lines of agreement and disagreement between naturalists and their critics are to be located in contemporary philosophical discussion. With contributions of Rudder Lynne Baker, Johannes Brandl, Helmut Fink, Ulrich Frey, Georg Gasser & Matthias Stefan, Peter S.M. Hacker, Winfried Löffler, Nancey Murphy, Josef Quitterer, Michael Rea, Thomas Sukopp, Konrad Talmont-Kaminski and Gerd Vollmer.

Table of Contents


The Unmysteriousness of Consciousness: A Case Study in Naturalistic Philosophy PDF
Johannes L. Brandl
Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective PDF
Lynne Rudder Baker
Indeterminacy of a Free Choice: Ontic, Epistemic, or Logical? PDF
Helmut Fink
What Naturalists always Knew about Freedom: A Case Study in Narrative Sources of “Scientific Facts” PDF
Winfried Löffler
Naturalism and Theism as Competing Traditions PDF
Nancy Murphy
Which Ontology for Naturalists? PDF
Josef Quitterer
How Successful Is Naturalism? PDF
Michael C. Rea
How Successful Is Naturalism? Talking about Achievements beyond Theism and Scientism PDF
Thomas Sukopp
Reason, Red in Tooth and Claw: Naturalising Enlightenment Thinking PDF
Konrad Talmont-Kaminski
Can Everything be Rationally Explained Everywhere in the World? PDF
Gerhard Vollmer
Naturalized Philosophy of Science: A Cognitive Approach PDF
Ulrich Frey
The Heavy Burden of Proof for Ontological Naturalism PDF
Georg Gasser
Passing by the Naturalistic Turn: On Quine’s Cul-De-Sac PDF
Peter M. S. Hacker
Introduction PDF
Georg Gasser