David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 55 (December):511-537 (1988)
Physicalism is an empirical theory of the mind and its place in nature. So the physicalist must show that current neuroscience does not falsify physicalism, but instead supports it. Current neuroscience shows that a nervous system is what I call a vector function system. I provide a brief outline of the resources that empirical research has made available within the constraints of the vector function approach. Then I argue that these resources are sufficient, indeed apt, for the physicalist enterprise, by offering a vector functional, hence physicalist, theory of the percept--the perceptual experience itself, a paradigm of phenomenally immediate, introspectively accessible consciousness
|Keywords||Neurobiology Perception Physicalism Science|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jeffrey E. Foss (1992). Introduction to the Epistemology of the Brain: Indeterminacy, Micro-Specificity, Chaos, and Openness. Topoi 11 (1):45-57.
Similar books and articles
Tim Crane (1995). The Mental Causation Debate. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 69:211-36.
William F. Vallicella (1998). Could a Classical Theist Be a Physicalist? Faith and Philosophy 15 (2):160-180.
C. Ram-Prasad (2001). Saving the Self: Classical Hindu Theories on Consciousness and Contemporary Physicalism. Philosophy East and West 51 (3):378-392.
Jeffrey Stephen Poland (1994). Physicalism, the Philosophical Foundations. Oxford University Press.
Irvin Rock (1982). Inference in Perception. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:525 - 540.
Clinton Cooper & Claire F. Michaels (2001). Perception, Learning, and Judgment in Ecological Psychology: Who Needs a Constructivist Ventral System? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):101-102.
Christoph von der Malsburg (1995). Binding in Models of Perception and Brain Function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 5:520-28.
E. N. Sokolov (1998). Vector Code Differences and Similarities. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (4):479-480.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #113,832 of 1,101,119 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #290,452 of 1,101,119 )
How can I increase my downloads?