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  1. Rex Welshon (2013). Searching for the Neural Realizers of Ownership Unity. Philosophical Psychology 26 (6):839 - 862.
    An argument is developed for the conclusion that certain neurological conditions and disorders are directly relevant for understanding the self?'s embodiment and the ownership of conscious experience enjoyed by such an embodied self. Since these neurological conditions and disorders provide evidence that there can be shifts of, and compromises to, ownership, they help identify neural substrates and realizers of such ownership. However, even if recent neuroimaging and neuropsychological nominees for neural substrates of ownership unity are core realizers of ownership, they (...)
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  2. Rex Welshon (2011). Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Consciousness. Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    Philosophy and consciousness. Consciousness and conscious properties ; Identity, supervenience, reduction and emergence ; Reductive and non-reductive physicalisms ; Representationalist theories of conscious properties -- Neuroscience and consciousness. Cortical evolution and modularity ; Arousal, perception and effect ; Attention, working memory, language and executive function ; Neural models of conscious properties -- Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness. Measurement, localization, models and dissociation ; Correlates, realizers and multiple realization ; Microphysical reduction, overdetermination and coupling ; Embodied and embedded consciousness -- Concluding semi-scientific (...)
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  3. Rex Welshon (2009). Saying Yes to Reality: Skepticism, Antirealism, and Perspectivism in Nietzsche's Epistemology. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 37 (1):23-43.
  4. Rex Welshon (2007). Introduction. International Studies in Philosophy 39 (3):1-3.
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  5. Rex Welshon (2006). Introduction. International Studies in Philosophy 38 (3):1-3.
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  6. Rex Welshon (2005). Introduction. International Studies in Philosophy 37 (3):1-2.
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  7. Rex Welshon (2002). Emergence, Supervenience, and Realization. Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):39-51.
    In the first section of this paper, I articulate Jaegwon Kim's argument against emergent down ward causation. In the second section, I canvas four responses to Kim's argument and argue that each fails. In the third section, I show that emergent downward causation does not, contra Kim, entail overdetermination. I argue that supervenience of emergent upon base properties is not sufficient for nomological causal relationsbetween emergent and base properties. What sustains Kim's argument is rather the claim that emergent properties realized (...)
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  8. Rex Welshon (2002). Intentions, Goals, and the Archaeological Record. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (3):425-426.
    The underdetermination of intentional explanation by motor behavior complicates inferences drawn from preserved artifacts in the archaeological record to intentions in their production. Without knowledge of a producer's intentions, inferences drawn from those intentions to required cognitive abilities for having those intentions is also complicated.
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  9. Steven D. Hales & Rex Welshon (2000). Nietzsche's Perspectivism. University of Illinois Press.
    In "Nietzsche's Perspectivism", Steven Hales and Rex Welshon offer an analytic approach to Nietzsche's important idea that truth is perspectival. Drawing on Nietzsche's entire published corpus, along with manuscripts he never saw to press, they assess the different perspectivisms at work in Nietzsche's views with regard to truth, logic, causality, knowledge, consciousness, and the self. They also examine Nietzsche's perspectivist ontology of power and the attendant claims that substances and subjects are illusory while forces and alliances of power constitute the (...)
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  10. Steven D. Hales & Rex Welshon (1999). Nietzsche, Perspectivism, and Mental Health. Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology 6 (3):173-177.
    This paper is a response to Ronald Lehrer's "Perspectivism and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy". Lehrer treats Nietzsche as promoting only a modest perspectivism according to which different cognitive strategies triangulate the truth. We argue that Nietzsche's perspectivism is much more radical, and defensible, than Lehrer admits. We also suggest that Nietzsche's bundle theory of the self has important implications for psychotherapy and the concept of mental health. According to this theory, the self is an aggregate of ever-changing drives and affects. The conditions (...)
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  11. Rex Welshon (1999). Anomalous Monism and Epiphenomenalism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 80 (1):103-120.
    I argue that, on plausible assumptions, anomalous entails monism epiphenomenalism of the mental. The plausible assumptions are (1) events are particulars; (2) causal relations are extensional; (3) mental properties are epiphrastic. A principle defender of anomalous monism, Donald Davidson, acknowledges that anomalous monism is committed to (1) and (2). I argue that it is committed to (3) as well. Given (1), (2), and (3), epiphenomenalism of the mental falls out immediately. Three attempts to salvage anomalous monism from epiphenomenalism of the (...)
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  12. Rex Welshon (1998). Making Sense of Nietzsche. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):737-740.
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  13. Steven D. Hales & Rex Welshon (1994). Truth, Paradox, and Nietzschean Perspectivism. History of Philosophy Quarterly 11 (1):101-119.
    We argue that Nietzsche's interest in truth is more than merely a critical one. He criticizes one historically prominent conception of truth while proposing his own theory, called "perspectivism". However, Nietzsche's truth perspectivism appears to face a self-referential paradox, which is explored in detail. We argue that no commentator has yet solved this puzzle, and then provide our own solution. This solution, which depends upon distinguishing between weak and strong perspectivism while promoting the former, supplies Nietzsche with a consistent truth (...)
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