Vol 12

(2009) Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction. Between the Mind and the Brain

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 12 (2009). Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb (Eds.): Reduction. Between the Mind and the Brain. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

The investigation of the mind has been one of the major concerns of our philosophical tradition and it still is a dominant subject in modern philosophy as well as in science. Many philosophers in the scientific tradition want to solve the “puzzles of the mind”. But many philosophers in the very same tradition do regard these puzzles as puzzles of the brain. So, whilst the former think of the mental as something of its own kind, the latter deny that philosophy of mind has to do with anything else but the brain. And then there are those who think that reduction is the way to go: maybe the mental is brain-dependent and hence reducible to the physical, in some way. This volume collects contributions comprising all those points of view, including articles by William Bechtel, Jerry Fodor, Jaegwon Kim, Joëlle Proust and Patrick Suppes.

Table of Contents

Articles

DECOMPOSING, RECOMPOSING, AND SITUATING CIRCADIAN MECHANISMS: THREE TASKS IN DEVELOPING MECHANISTIC EXPLANATIONS PDF
William Bechtel, Adele Abrahamsen
INTENTIONALITY, INFORMATION, AND EXPERIENCE PDF
Johannes L. Brandl
SORITICAL SERIES AND FISHER SERIES PDF
Paul Égré
ENOUGH WITH THE NORMS ALREADY! PDF
Jerry Fodor
“SUPERVENIENT AND YET NOT DEDUCIBLE”: IS THERE A COHERENT CONCEPT OF ONTOLOGICAL EMERGENCE? PDF
Jaegwon Kim
ACCEPTANCE AS CONDITIONAL DISPOSITION PDF
Fabio Paglieri
ADAPTIVE CONTROL LOOPS AS AN INTERMEDIATE MINDBRAIN REDUCTION BASIS PDF
Joëlle Proust
NON-REDUCTIVE PHYSICALISM, MENTAL CAUSATION AND THE NATURE OF ACTIONS PDF
Markus E. Schlosser
THE ELIMINATION OF MEANING IN COMPUTATIONAL THEORIES OF MIND PDF
Paul Schweizer
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY PDF
Patrick Suppes
Introduction PDF
Alexander Hieke, Hannes Leitgeb