The mind-body problem in the origin of logical empiricism: Herbert Feigl and psychophysical parallelism
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Paolo Parrini, Wes Salmon & Merrilee Salmon (eds.), Logical Empiricism: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press 233--262 (2003)
It is widely held that the current debate on the mind-body problem in analytic philosophy began during the 1950s at two distinct sources: one in America, de- riving from Herbert Feigl's writings, and the other in Australia, related to writings by U. T. Place and J. J. C. Smart (Feigl  1967). Jaegwon Kim recently wrote that "it was the papers by Smart and Feigl that introduced the mind-body problem as a mainstream metaphysical Problematik of analytical philosophy, and launched the debate that has continued to this day" (Kim 1998, 1). Nonetheless, it is not at all obvious why these particular articles sparked a debate, nor why Feigl's work in particular came to play such a prominent part in it, nor how and to what extent Feigl's approach rests on the logical empiricism he endorsed
|Keywords||Logical Empiricism Mind-body Parallelism Feigl, H|
|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
Allard Tamminga (2005). Introspection and Change in Carnap's Logical Behaviourism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (4):650-667.
Similar books and articles
Herbert Feigl (1960). The Mind-Body Problem: Not a Pseudo-Problem. In Sidney Hook (ed.), Dimensions of Mind. New York University Press
Herbert Feigl (1971). Some Crucial Issues of Mind-Body Monism. Synthese 22 (May):295-312.
Jaegwon Kim (2003). Logical Positivism and the Mind-Body Problem. In Paolo Parrini, Wes Salmon & Merrilee Salmon (eds.), Logical Empiricism: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press
Herbert Feigl (1934). Logical Analysis of the Psychophysical Problem. Philosophy of Science 1 (4):420-45.
A. Grunbaum (1972). Abelson on Feigl's Mind-Body Identity Thesis. Philosophical Studies 23 (February):119-21.
Wallace I. Matson (1966). Why Isn't the Mind-Body Problem Ancient? In Paul K. Feyerabend & Grover Maxwell (eds.), Mind, Matter, and Method: Essays in Philosophy and Science in Honor of Herbert Feigl. University of Minnesota Press
Gerald Hanratty (1972). The Identity Theory of Herbert Feigl. Philosophical Studies 20:113-23.
Paul E. Meehl (1966). The Compleat Autocerebroscopist: A Thought-Experiment on Professor Feigl's Mind-Body Identity Thesis. In Paul K. Feyerabend & Grover Maxwell (eds.), Mind, Matter, and Method: Essays in Philosophy and Science in Honor of Herbert Feigl. University of Minnesota Press
Bruce Aune (1966). Feigl on the Mind-Body Problem. In Paul K. Feyerabend & Grover Maxwell (eds.), Mind, Matter, and Method: Essays in Philosophy and Science in Honor of Herbert Feigl. University of Minnesota Press
Michael Heidelberger (2003). The Mind-Body Problem in the Origin of Logical Empiricism: Herbert Feigl and Psychophysical Parallelism. In Paolo Parrini, Wes Salmon & Merrilee Salmon (eds.), Cogprints. Pittsburgh University Pres 233--262.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads196 ( #8,973 of 1,725,949 )
Recent downloads (6 months)27 ( #35,185 of 1,725,949 )
How can I increase my downloads?