The Resource A Pluralist Theory of the Mind, by David Ludwig, (electronic resource)

A Pluralist Theory of the Mind, by David Ludwig, (electronic resource)

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A Pluralist Theory of the Mind
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A Pluralist Theory of the Mind
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by David Ludwig
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eng
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This book challenges common debates in philosophy of mind by questioning the framework of placement problems in contemporary metaphysics. The author argues that placement problems arise when exactly one fundamental ontology serves as the base for all entities, and will propose a pluralist alternative that takes the diversity of our conceptual resources and ontologies seriously. This general pluralist account is applied to issues in philosophy of mind to argue that contemporary debates about the mind-body problem are built on this problematic framework of placement problems. The starting point is the plurality of ontologies in scientific practice. Not only can we describe the world in terms of physical, biological, or psychological ontologies, but any serious engagement with scientific ontologies will identify more specific ontologies in each domain. For example, there is not one unified ontology for biology, but rather a diversity of scientific specializations with different ontological needs. Based on this account of scientific practice the author argues that there is no reason to assume that ontological unification must be possible everywhere. Without this ideal, the scope of ontological unification turns out to be an open empirical question and there is no need to present unification failures as philosophically puzzling “placement problems”
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Ludwig, David
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B67
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non fiction
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European Studies in Philosophy of Science,
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2
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  • Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy and science
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Biology
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A Pluralist Theory of the Mind, by David Ludwig, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- Pluralism and Scientific Practice -- Beyond Placement Problems -- A Historical Diagnosis -- Part I In Defense of Conceptual Relativity -- Conceptual Relativity in Philosophy -- Conceptual Relativity in Science -- The Demarcation Problem of Conceptual Relativity -- Part II From Conceptual Relativity to Vertical Pluralism -- The Argument from Horizontal Pluralism -- The Argument from Ontological Non-Fundamentalism -- Part III Beyond the Mind-Body Problem -- Consciousness -- Beyond Dualism and Physicalism -- Mental Causation -- Epilogue: Metaphysics in a Complex World
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1st ed. 2015.
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XIV, 201 p. 2 illus.
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electronic
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9783319227382
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-22738-2
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-22738-2
Label
A Pluralist Theory of the Mind, by David Ludwig, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pluralism and Scientific Practice -- Beyond Placement Problems -- A Historical Diagnosis -- Part I In Defense of Conceptual Relativity -- Conceptual Relativity in Philosophy -- Conceptual Relativity in Science -- The Demarcation Problem of Conceptual Relativity -- Part II From Conceptual Relativity to Vertical Pluralism -- The Argument from Horizontal Pluralism -- The Argument from Ontological Non-Fundamentalism -- Part III Beyond the Mind-Body Problem -- Consciousness -- Beyond Dualism and Physicalism -- Mental Causation -- Epilogue: Metaphysics in a Complex World
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
XIV, 201 p. 2 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319227382
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22738-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-22738-2

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