David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
John Benjamins (2010)
This book provides a thoroughly worked out and systematic presentation of an interpretivist position in the philosophy of mind, of the view that having mental properties is a matter of interpretation. Bruno Mölder elaborates and defends a particular version of interpretivism, the ascription theory, which explicates the possession of mental states with contents in terms of their canonical ascribability, and shows how it can withstand various philosophical challenges. Apart from a defence of the ascription theory from the objections commonly directed against interpretivism, the book provides a critical analysis of major alternative accounts of mental state possession as well as the interpretivist ideas originating from Donald Davidson and Daniel Dennett. The viability of the approach is demonstrated by showing how one can treat mental causation as well as the faculties closely connected with consciousness – perception and the awareness of one’s own mental states – in the interpretivist framework.
|Keywords||Interpretivism Folk Psychology Mental Causation Self-Knowledge Philosophy of mind|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Bjorn Ramberg (2004). Naturalizing Idealizations: Pragmatism and the Interpretivist Strategy. Contemporary Pragmatism 1 (2):1-63.
Richard N. Manning (2003). Interpretation, Reasons, and Facts. Inquiry 46 (3):346-376.
Jakob Hohwy (2004). The Experience of Mental Causation. Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2):377 - 400.
William Child (1994). Causality, Interpretation, and the Mind. Oxford University Press.
David Robb & John Heil, Mental Causation. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Tyler Burge (1993). Mind-Body Causation and Explanatory Practice. In John Heil & Alfred R. Mele (eds.), Mental Causation. Oxford University Press.
Michael Esfeld (2007). Mental Causation and the Metaphysics of Causation. Erkenntnis 67 (2):207 - 220.
John D. Greenwood (2007). Unnatural Epistemology. Mind and Language 22 (2):132-149.
Wim de Muijnck (2004). Two Types of Mental Causation. Philosophical Explorations 7 (1):21-35.
G. P., 'All This and so Much More': Understanding Interpretation Between Originalism and Antagonism.
A. Goldman (1993). The Psychology of Folk Psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (1):15-28.
Natika Newton (1985). Acting and Perceiving in Body and Mind. Philosophy Research Archives 11:407-429.
Tim Crane (2004). Summary of Elements of Mind and Replies to Critics. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (11):223-240.
Added to index2011-10-07
Total downloads14 ( #93,475 of 1,004,646 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,617 of 1,004,646 )
How can I increase my downloads?