Sökning: "biological naturalism"

Hittade 4 uppsatser innehållade orden biological naturalism.

  1. 1. Is Searle a Property Dualist?

    Kandidat-uppsats, Uppsala universitet/Filosofiska institutionen

    Författare :Felix Schröder; [2019]
    Nyckelord :John Searle; biological naturalism; reduction; consciousness; property dualism; mental causation; causality; physicalism; philosophy of mind; epiphenomenalism; overdetermination;

    Sammanfattning : It has often been argued that John Searle’s theory of mind, biological naturalism, due to its commitment to mental irreducibility amounts to no more than disguised property dualism. I suggest that a thorough analysis of Searle’s somewhat unusual views on the nature of reduction reveals this irreducibility to be not a metaphysical relation between mental properties and physical but one concerned only with the semantics of the respective terms used to refer to these. LÄS MER

  2. 2. An Evolutionary Argument against Physicalism : or some advice to Jaegwon Kim and Alvin Plantinga

    Magister-uppsats, Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Författare :Christoffer Skogholt; [2014]
    Nyckelord :philosophy of mind; reductionism; mental causation; Jaegwon Kim; Alvin Plantinga; The myth of nonreductive materialism the evolutionary argument against naturalism ;

    Sammanfattning : According to the dominant tradition in Christianity and many other religions, human beings are both knowers and actors: beings with conscious beliefs about the world who sometimes act intentionally guided by these beliefs. According to philosopher of mind Robert Cummins the “received view” among philosophers of mind is epiphenomenalism, according to which mental causation does not exist: neural events are the underlying causes of both behavior and belief which explains the correlation (not causation) between belief and behavior. LÄS MER

  3. 3. An Intentional Look at the Chinese Room

    L1-uppsats, Lunds universitet/Teoretisk filosofi

    Författare :Tania Norell; [2012]
    Nyckelord :Philosophy and Religion;

    Sammanfattning : The Philosophy of Mind, which pertains to the study of mental properties and physical properties in relation to the world, has been around since the 4th century with philosophers like Socrates and Plato. The Mind and Matter Problem, also known as the Body and Soul Problem, deals with the issues of identifying and understanding the apparent difference between the mental mind or soul and the physical matter or body. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Why Human Virtues Obtain in the Natural World

    Magister-uppsats, Lunds universitet/Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap

    Författare :Jerker Karlsson; [2012]
    Nyckelord :Naturalism; Virtue-ethics; Weltanschauung; Language game; Aristotle; Philosophy and Religion;

    Sammanfattning : This essay aims to connect naturalism and virtue-ethics to a form of realism about values. The thesis advanced in the essay relies heavily on the Wittgensteinian concepts language-game and weltanschauung as explanatory tools for how values can be both real and unreal, both objective and subjective, both at the same time but not from the same perspective. LÄS MER