David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (September):473-85 (1981)
We have no schema for comprehending how a radical revision of our conceptual scheme such as that embraced by "eliminative materialism" could possibly be rationally justified. This general point is illustrated and pressed through an examination of richard rorty's classic defense of the "disappearance form of the identity theory." it is argued that 1) though more standard critiques of rorty fail, 2) rorty fails to make out the case for the view that incorrigibility" is the "mark of the mental" to the exclusion of intentionality, And 3) the paradigmatic elimination of demons a explanatory entities cannot be extended to yield a justification for the elimination of the mental
|Keywords||Epistemology Identity Theory Materialism Rorty, R|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
P. S. Kitcher (1982). Two Versions of the Identity Theory. Erkenntnis 17 (March):213-28.
Norman Malcolm (1964). Scientific Materialism and the Identity Theory. Dialogue 3 (02):115-25.
Robert L. Livermore (1982). Introspection Versus the Identity Theory: An Unnecessary Conflict. Noûs 16 (September):387-398.
Clive Vernon Borst (1970). The Mind-Brain Identity Theory: A Collection of Papers. New York,St Martin's P..
Laurence F. Mucciolo (1974). The Identity Theory and Criteria for the Mental. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 35 (December):167-80.
Richard I. Sikora (1974). Rorty's Mark of the Mental and His Disappearance Theory. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (September):191-93.
David R. Hiley (1980). The Disappearance Theory and the Denotation Argument. Philosophical Studies 37 (April):307-20.
J. J. C. Smart (1972). Further Thoughts on the Identity Theory. The Monist 56 (April):177-92.
Edward S. Shirley (1974). Rorty's "Disappearance" Version of the Identity Theory. Philosophical Studies 25 (January):73-75.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #241,428 of 1,139,854 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #165,020 of 1,139,854 )
How can I increase my downloads?