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Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child

Label
Causality, interpretation, and the mind
Title
Causality, interpretation, and the mind
Statement of responsibility
William Child
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophers of mind have long been interested in the relation between two ideas: that causality plays an essential role in our understanding of the mental; and that we can gain an understanding of belief and desire by considering the ascription of attitudes to people on the basis of what they say and do. Many have thought that those ideas are incompatible. William Child argues that there is in fact no tension between them, and that we should accept them both. He shows how we can have a causal understanding of the mental without having to see attitudes and experiences as internal, causally interacting entities; and he defends this view against influential objections. The book offers detailed discussions of many of Donald Davidson's contributions to the philosophy of mind, and also considers the work of Dennett, Anscombe, McDowell, and Rorty, among others. Issues discussed include: the nature of intentional phenomena; causal explanation; the character of visual experience; psychological explanation; and the causal relevance of mental properties
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Child, William
Index
index present
LC call number
BD418.3
LC item number
.C455 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Causation
  • Interpretation (Philosophy)
  • Causation
  • Interpretation (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Interpretatie
  • Causaliteit
  • Herméneutique
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Causalité
  • Interprétation (philosophie)
  • Kausalität
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Bewusstsein
  • Psychologie
Label
Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2. The Disjunctive Conception of Experience. 3. An Objection to the Causal Theory. 4. Compatibilism. 5. The Conceptual Claim -- 6. Action: Causal Theories and Explanatory Relevance. 1. Causal Explanation without Correlations. 2. An Objection: Anomalism and Explanatory Relevance. 3. Causal Relevance. 4. Causal Explanatory Relevance. 5. Causal Explanation and Non-Mental Properties. 6. Causal Explanation and Mental Properties. 8. Strict Laws and Anomalous Monism: A Concluding Note
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780198239789
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93036597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
002858183
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28927047
  • (OCoLC)ocm28927047
Label
Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2. The Disjunctive Conception of Experience. 3. An Objection to the Causal Theory. 4. Compatibilism. 5. The Conceptual Claim -- 6. Action: Causal Theories and Explanatory Relevance. 1. Causal Explanation without Correlations. 2. An Objection: Anomalism and Explanatory Relevance. 3. Causal Relevance. 4. Causal Explanatory Relevance. 5. Causal Explanation and Non-Mental Properties. 6. Causal Explanation and Mental Properties. 8. Strict Laws and Anomalous Monism: A Concluding Note
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780198239789
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93036597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
002858183
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28927047
  • (OCoLC)ocm28927047

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