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  1. added 2015-03-06
    Francesco Guala & Luigi Mittone (forthcoming). A Political Justification of Nudging. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-11.
    Thaler and Sunstein justify nudge policies from welfaristic premises: nudges are acceptable because they benefit the individuals who are nudged. A tacit assumption behind this strategy is that we can identify the true preferences of decision-makers. We argue that this assumption is often unwarranted, and that as a consequence nudge policies must be justified in a different way. A possible strategy is to abandon welfarism and endorse genuine paternalism. Another one is to argue that the biases of decision that choice (...)
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    Luca Malatesti (1997). Mind-Body Idendity, Propriety Objection And Events. Anthropology and Philosophy 2 (1):69-85.
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    P. (1974). Mind-Body: A Categorial Relation. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 28 (2):344-344.
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    David Roden (forthcoming). Brandom and Posthuman Agency: An Anti-Normativist Response to Bounded Posthumanism. In Rosi Braidotti Rick Dolphijn (ed.), PHILOSOPHY AFTER NATURE.
    I distinguish two theses regarding technological successors to current humans (posthumans): an anthropologically bounded posthumanism (ABP) and an anthropologically unbounded posthumanism (AUP). ABP proposes transcendental conditions on agency that can be held to constrain the scope for “weirdness” in the space of possible posthumans a priori. AUP, by contrast, leaves the nature of posthuman agency to be settled empirically (or technologically). Given AUP there are no “future proof” constraints on the strangeness of posthuman agents. -/- In Posthuman Life I defended (...)
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    Holger Lyre (forthcoming). Active Content Externalism. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-17.
    The aim of this paper is to scrutinize active externalism and its repercussions for externalism about mental content. I start from the claim that active externalism is a version of content externalism that follows from the extended cognition thesis as a thesis about cognitive vehicles. Various features of active content externalism are explored by comparison with the known forms of passive externalism – in particular with respect to the multiple realizability of the relevant external content-determining components and with respect to (...)
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    Christopher Hughes (2015). Aquinas and Central Problems of Philosophy: Mind, Metaphysics, and Philosophical Theology. Routledge.
    Thomas Aquinas was the most influential philosopher of the Middle Ages, and one of the most famous Christian theologians of all time. His philosophy is a powerful synthesis of Aristotle and Plato presented within a Christian framework. His "five ways" to prove the existence of God are studied by undergraduates on many theology and philosophy of religion courses. Apart from his specifically theological works, he spent much of his time writing about metaphysics, all of which was to have important ramifications (...)
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    Wolfgang Schwarz (1987). Albert Shalom, "the Body/Mind Conceptual Framework and the Problem of Personal Identity". [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (1):213.
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    Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (forthcoming). Of Brains and Planets: On a Causal Criterion for Mind-Brain Identities. Synthese:1-13.
    Whether mental properties are identical with neural properties is one of the central questions of contemporary philosophy of mind. Many philosophers agree that even if mental properties are identical with neural properties, the mind-brain identity thesis cannot be established on empirical grounds, but only be vindicated by theoretical philosophical considerations. In his paper ‘When Is a Brain Like the Planet?’, Clark Glymour proposes a causal criterion for local property identifications and claims that this criterion can be used to empirically establish (...)
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    Barbara Gail Montero (2000). The Body Problem and Other Foundational Issues in the Metaphysics of Mind. Dissertation, The University of Chicago
    My dissertation focuses on the foundations of the mind-body problem: how we should think about the physical world, what the role of science is in arriving at a solution to the problem, and whether it is possible to answer metaphysical questions about the mind while admitting epistemic defeat. ;Many philosophers argue that the mind is physical, but few spend much time explaining what counts as being physical. This, I argue, is a mistake: if the mind-body problem is the problem of (...)
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    Matteo Motterlini (1999). The Myth of the Framework: In Defence of Science and Rationality by Karl R. Popper; M. A. Notturno; Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem: In Defence of Interaction by Karl R. Popper; M. A. Notturno. [REVIEW] Isis 90:639-641.
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    Eileen A. O'neill (1983). Mind and Mechanism: An Examination of Some Mind-Body Problems in Descartes' Philosophy. Dissertation, Princeton University
    This thesis examines some mind-body problems traditionally ascribed to Descartes' philosophy. One such problem focuses on inconsistencies in Descartes' general causal claims. Another problem, first put forward by Simon Foucher, concerns Descartes' purported espousal of the following inconsistent triad: mind-body causal interaction, mind-body distinctness, and "the causal likeness principle." The final problem is one regarding free will and determinism. ;In the first Chapter I examine the content and number of Descartes' causal principles. An analysis of the main concepts used in (...)
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    William W. Davis (1981). Analogy and Mental Representation: A Solution to the Mind-Body Problem Based on the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars. Dissertation, University of Kansas
    In this dissertation, I provide the logical foundation for a solution to the mind-body problem, a solution which is directly based upon Wilfrid Sellars' analogical theory of thought and sensation. Chapters I-IV are devoted to an interpretation, analysis, and constructive criticism of Sellars' notions of the inner thought episode and the sensing state. My analysis is offered in support of three general contentions: I argue that the postulation of inner thought episodes and sensing states is necessary for adequate explanations of (...)
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    Kathleen V. Wilkes (1980). LEVIN, MICHAEL J. "Metaphysics and the Mind-Body Problem". [REVIEW] Philosophy 55:565.
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    Fanny L. Epstein (1971). The Identity Approach to the Mind-Body Problem: A Critical Examination. Dissertation, Boston University Graduate School
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    Richard M. Zaner (1967). Van PEURSEN, C. A.-"Body, Soul, Spirit: A Survey of the Body-Mind Problem". [REVIEW] Philosophy 42:161.
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    David Randall Luce (1957). Causal Relations Between Mind and Body: A New Formulation of the Mind-Body Problem. Dissertation, University of Michigan
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    Eugen Fischer & Paul E. Engelhardt (forthcoming). Intuitions' Linguistic Sources: Stereotypes, Intuitions, and Illusions. Mind and Language.
    Intuitive judgments elicited by verbal case-descriptions play key roles in philosophical problem-setting and argument. Experimental philosophy’s ‘sources project’ seeks to develop psychological explanations of philosophically relevant intuitions which help us assess our warrant for accepting them. This paper develops a psycholinguistic explanation of intuitions prompted by philosophical case-descriptions. For proof of concept, we target intuitions underlying a classic paradox about perception (‘argument from illusion’), trace them to stereotype-driven inferences automatically executed in verb comprehension, and employ a forced-choice plausibility-ranking task to (...)
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    Alon Chasid (forthcoming). Imaginatively-Colored Perception. Southern Journal of Philosophy.
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    Jeff Kochan (2015). Reason, Emotion, and the Context Distinction. Philosophia Scientiae 19 (1):35-43.
    Recent empirical and philosophical research challenges the view that reason and emotion necessarily conflict with one another. Philosophers of science have, however, been slow in responding to this research. I argue that they continue to exclude emotion from their models of scientific reasoning because they typically see emotion as belonging to the context of discovery rather than of justification. I suggest, however, that recent work in epistemology challenges the authority usually granted the context distinction, taking reliabilism as my example. Emotion (...)
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    John Elias Nale (2015). Kant’s Racial Mind–Body Unions. Continental Philosophy Review 48 (1):41-58.
    Eric Voegelin’s writings on the historical development of the concept of race in the early 1930s are important to philosophy today in part because they provide a model upon which scholars can further integrate modern philosophy with the critical philosophy of race. In constructing his history, Voegelin’s methodological orientation depends on the centrality of both Kant’s work and the problem of the mind–body union to the concept of race. This essay asks how one might hold these premises if Kant seems (...)
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2013). Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation by Douglas Ehring. Journal of Philosophy 110 (2):111-115.
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    Erdinç Sayan & Tevfik Aytekin (2012). Fodor on Causes of Mentalese Symbols. Organon F: Filozoficky Casopis 19 (1):3-15.
    Jerry Fodor’s causal theory of content is a well-known naturalistic attempt purporting to show that Brentano was wrong in supposing that physical states cannot possess meaning and reference. Fodor’s theory contains two crucial elements: one is a notion of “asymmetric dependence between nomic relations,” and the other is an assumption about the nature of the “causally operative properties” involved in the causation of mental tokens. Having dealt elsewhere with the problems Fodor’s notion of asymmetric dependence poses, we show in this (...)
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    James Anderson, Pain, Private Language and the Mind-Body Problem.
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    Janice Thomas (2009). The Minds of the Moderns: Rationalism, Empiricism and Philosophy of Mind. Routledge.
    This is a comprehensive examination of the ideas of the early modern philosophers on the nature of mind. Taking Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume in turn, Janice Thomas presents an authoritative and critical assessment of each of these canonical thinkers' views of the notion of mind. The book examines each philosopher's position on five key topics: the metaphysical character of minds and mental states; the nature and scope of introspection and self-knowledge; the nature of consciousness; the problem of (...)
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    Brian Garrett (2009). Jens Harbecke, Mental Causation: Investigating the Mind's Powers in a Natural World. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 29:415-418.
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    Anthony Dardis (2008). Mental Causation: The Mind-Body Problem. Columbia University Press.
    Anthony Dardis shows how to unravel the knot. He traces its early appearance in the history of philosophical inquiry, specifically in the work of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and T. H. Huxley.
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    Neil Campbell (2003). Mental Causation and the Metaphysics of Mind a Reader.
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    Wim De Muijnck (2003). Dependencies, Connections, and Other Relations a Theory of Mental Causation. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Anthony E. Newman (2002). Causal Efficacy and Externalist Mental Content. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Internalism about mental content is the view that microphysical duplicates must be mental duplicates as well. This dissertation develops and defends the idea that only a strong version of internalism is compatible with our commonsense commitment to mental causation. ;Chapter one defends a novel necessary condition on a property's being causally efficacious---viz., that any property F that is efficacious with respect to event E cannot be instantiated in virtue of any property G that is itself ceteris paribus sufficient for E---and (...)
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    J. G. Cottingham (2002). What Am I?: Descartes and the Mind-Body Problem. [REVIEW] International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (4):560-561.
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    Sungsu Kim (2001). Mental Causation: The Causal Efficacy of Content. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    My dissertation concerns the long-standing mind-body problem in a contemporary context. I investigate whether a content property of a mental state can be causally efficacious in bringing about behavior. I argue that general objections against the causal efficacy of content are not warranted. I then propose my own account of the causal efficacy of content. ;In Chapter 1, I examine the claim that the supervenience thesis renders mental causation incompatible with underlying physical causation. I argue that if we understand the (...)
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    Rui Zhu (1997). Psychosemantics and its Thematic Duality. Dissertation, Tulane University
    In my dissertation, "Psychosemantics and its Thematic Duality", I have examined Fodor, Dretske and Millikan's psychosemantic approaches to meaning and mind. The focus is to disclose the fact that there is a thematic duality with which psychosemantics begins and also ends. Psychosemantics is committed to the belief that psychological states and processes are not fully explained unless their semantic properties are grasped. For, according to psychosemantics, semantic properties are causally efficacious in our mental transactions--cognition is best described as semantic causation. (...)
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    Jonathan Barrett (1996). Mental Causation. Dissertation, University of Southern California
    This dissertation is concerned with whether mental properties can be causally relevant to behavior, that is, whether a mental event can cause a piece of behavior by virtue of its mental properties. Since it seems that my behavior is not just a causal consequence of my beliefs and desires, but is caused by those beliefs and desires precisely because they are those beliefs and desires, an affirmative answer to this question is commonly taken to be required for a successful philosophical (...)
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    Tadeusz Szubka (1995). John Heil and Alfred Mele , "Mental Causation". [REVIEW] International Journal of Philosophical Studies 3 (1):193.
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    Robert G. Lantin (1995). Anti-Individualism and the Problem of Mental Causation. Dissertation, Temple University
    The general thrust of the dissertation may be captured by the following two claims: some mental properties play a causal role in the production of purposive behaviour; and both the intrinsic and extrinsic features of those properties may be causally efficacious in the production of such behaviour, is a claim in favour of mental causation; I take to be a claim in favour of what I refer to as an 'anti-individualistic' version of the doctrine. In the first two chapters, I (...)
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    Robert Andrew Wilson (1992). Individualism, Psychological Explanation, and Mental Representation. Dissertation, Cornell University
    Individualism in psychology is the view that mental states must be individuated so as to be intrinsic to particular individuals. This view has been thought to impose an intuitive and plausible constraint on explanation in psychology. The dissertation is a sustained examination of individualism, especially with respect to its role in psychological explanation. My particular interest is in showing that individualism is not a constraint on psychology which follows from either psychology's scientific nature, or from the nature of causation or (...)
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    T. W. Child (1989). Causation and Interpretation: Some Questions in the Philosophy of Mind. Dissertation, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. ;I deal with two themes: the idea that an account of thought should be given by giving an account of the ascription of thoughts by a radical interpreter--which I call interpretationism; and the idea that psychological concepts like action and perception are essentially causal. It has often been thought that these two themes conflict; or at least, that if they can co-exist, then they must be kept separate, and (...)
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    Jesse L. Yoder (1984). A New Perspective on the Mind-Body Problem. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The principal critical objective of this dissertation is to examine three contemporary theories about the mind-body problem: dualism, anomalous monism, and functionalism. The dualism examined is closely linked to Cartesian dualism, while functionalism is a form of materialism. Anomalous monism is a kind of dual aspect view. All these theories have a long tradition with different formulations and exponents. I examine three contemporary exponents of these views: Saul Kripke, a dualist, Donald Davidson, an anomalous monist, and Daniel Dennett, a functionalist. (...)
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    George Berger (1982). Mario Bunge, "The Mind-Body Problem, a Psychobiological Approach". [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 17:399.
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    P. F. Snowdon (1982). LEVIN, M. E. "Metaphysics and the Mind-Body Problem". [REVIEW] Mind 91:461.
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    Antonio M. Battro (1981). D. Bindra, J. A. Anderson, M. A. Bunge y otros: The Brain's Mind. A neuroscience Perspective on the Mind-Body Problem. [REVIEW] Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 7 (2):186.
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    Antonio M. Battro (1980). Mario Bunge: The Mind-Body Problem. A Psychobiological Approach. [REVIEW] Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 6 (3):284.
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    William S. Robinson (forthcoming). Hidden Nature Physicalism. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-19.
    Hidden nature physicalists hold that an experiential quality and its hidden nature are the same property – even though they agree that our experiences are of experiential qualities but are not, in the same sense, experiences of their hidden natures. This paper argues that physicalists must be committed to ultimately giving accounts that involve no non-extensional relations, and that this commitment leads to an inability to explain how our experiences could be of experiential qualities, but not of their hidden natures.
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    Marc Slors & Sven Walter (eds.) (2002). Mental Causation, Multiple Realization, and Emergence. Rodopi.
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/Table of Contents: Introduction. Marc SLORS: Epiphenomenalism and Cross-Realization Induction. Michael PAUEN: Is Type Identity Incompatible with Multiple Realization? Sven WALTER: Need Multiple Realizability Deter the Identity-Theorist? Achim STEPHAN: Emergentism, Irreducibility, and Downward Causation. Carl GILLETT: The Varieties of Emergence: Their Purposes, Obligations and Importance. Wim DE MUIJNCK: Causation by Relational Properties. Albert NEWEN & Rimas ČUPLINSKAS: Mental Causation: A Real Phenomenon in a Physicalistic World without Epiphenomenalism or Overdetermination. Bernd LUDWIG: Warum kommen „mentale Ursachen“ physikalischen Erklärungen eigentlich nicht in (...)
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    Shannon Spaulding (forthcoming). Simulation Theory. In Amy Kind (ed.), Handbook of Imagination. Routledge Press.
    This is a penultimate draft of a paper that will appear in Handbook of Imagination, Amy Kind (ed.). Routledge Press. Please cite only the final printed version.
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    Ágnes Melinda Kovács (forthcoming). Belief Files in Theory of Mind Reasoning. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-19.
    Humans seem to readily track their conspecifics’ mental states, such as their goals and beliefs from early infancy. However, the underlying cognitive architecture that enables such powerful abilities remains unclear. Here I will propose that a basic representational structure, the belief file, could provide the foundation for efficiently encoding, and updating information about, others’ beliefs in online social interactions. I will discuss the representational possibilities offered by the belief file and the ways in which the repertoire of mental state reasoning (...)
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    Kevin Morris (forthcoming). Against Disanalogy-Style Responses to the Exclusion Problem. Philosophia:1-19.
    This paper focuses on an influential line of response to the exclusion problem for nonreductive physicalism, one defended with the most subtlety by Karen Bennett. According to this line of thought, a successful nonreductive response to the exclusion problem, a response that allows one to maintain each of the core components of nonreductive physicalism, may consist in showing that the manner in which the effects of mental causes also have distinct and sufficient physical causes is disanalogous to other types of (...)
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    Assaf Weksler (forthcoming). Retinal Images and Object Files: Towards Empirically Evaluating Philosophical Accounts of Visual Perspective. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-13.
    According to an influential philosophical view I call “the relational properties view” , “perspectival” properties, such as the elliptical appearance of a tilted coin, are relational properties of external objects. Philosophers have assessed this view on the basis of phenomenological, epistemological or other purely philosophical considerations. My aim in this paper is to examine whether it is possible to evaluate RPV empirically. In the first, negative part of the paper I consider and reject a certain tempting way of doing so. (...)
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    Michael Jacovides (2011). Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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    Raymond Aaron Younis (1994). Wittgenstein. Cinema Papers 99.
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