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  1. William Meehan (2011). Review of How the Mind Uses the Brain (to Move the Body and Image the Universe). [REVIEW] Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 31 (4):258-261.
    Reviews the book, How the Mind Uses the Brain by Ralph D. Ellis and Natika Newton . This book provides an intriquing observation on the assertion that one cause for the muddled state of contemporary human sciences is that consciousness has been largely ignored or avoided by both of the main traditions in the field: naturalism and phenomenology. This book is an important book that deserves careful consideration by any theoretical psychologist interested in dissolving the unfortunate opposition of Geistes- and (...)
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  2. William Meehan (2009). Partem Totius Naturae Esse: Spinoza's Alternative to the Mutual Incomprehension of Physicalism and Mentalism in Psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 29 (1):47-59.
    Spinoza’s account of human agency is presented as a solution to the fundamental dichotomy between physicalism and mentalism in psychology. It is argued that this dichotomy originates in the 17th century with the Cartesian and Hobbesian responses to the collapse of the Scholastic synthesis. Spinoza’s view of nature as equally Mind and Body, and his understanding of efficient causality as grounded in a self-caused natural totality are described. Spinozism’s relative lack of influence on contemporary scientific culture is attributed to his (...)
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