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  1.  27
    Methodological Questions Begged.Colin Allen - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39 (40):83 - 87.
    I argue in opposition to Sam Rakover that the current lack of fully adequate theories of the subjective and qualitative aspects of mind does not justify the adoption of what he calls “methodological dualism” (Rakover, this issue). Scientific understanding of consciousness requires the continuation of attempts to explain it in terms of the neural mechanisms that support it. It would be premature to adopt a methodological stance that could foreclose on the possibility of more reductionistic approaches. The effects of such (...)
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    The Intentional and the Extensional: Aresponse to Rakover.Gordon Foxall - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39 (40):103 - 105.
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    Commentary on CyberRat.Iver H. Iversen - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39 (40):303-307.
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    Mind, Consciousness, Will, and Belief: Rakover's Multi-Explanation Framework.John C. Malone - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39 (40):93 - 102.
    Rakover has thought about the nature of explanation for a long time and he has written some insightful pieces on the possibility of incorporating mentalistic language into serious explanations of our activities. Here he takes an extreme tack and grounds his arguments on the oldest of all chestnuts, the mind/body problem. Ironically, as an undergraduate he may have misinterpreted the words of his favorite professor so as to lead him to agonize for decades over the proper interpretation of private experience (...)
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    CyberRat, Interbehavioral Systems Analysis, and a “Turing Test” Trilogy.Roger D. Ray - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39 (40):203-301.
    This monograph introduces the functional characteristics and conceptual significance of a simulation software system called CyberRat (Ray, 1996a, 2003a, 2012a, 2012b). CyberRat expands upon prior illustrations (Ray & Delprato, 1989; Ray, 1992) of how such computer-based simulations can serve to formatively enhance, and eventually validate, the descriptive research methodology upon which their development relies. To illustrate this process I also review highlights of previous publications (cf. Ray & Brown, 1975, 1976; Ray & Delprato, 1989), detailing the unique research methodology used (...)
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    The Broad Perception Model and the Transparency of Qualia.Renée Smith - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39:69-81.
    The transparency of qualia to introspection has been given as reason for favoring a representationalist view of phenomenal character. Qualia realists, notably Block (1996, 2000), A.D. Smith (2008), and Kind (2003, 2008), have denied that qualia are transparent. What is clear is that the phenomenology of introspection alone cannot decide the case, but a theory of introspection could. If the qualia realist could show that our introspective access to mental properties is akin to the perceptual access we have to perceived (...)
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    Abehaviorist Account of Emotions and Feelings: Making Sense of James D. Laird's Feelings: The Perception of Self.Eric P. Charles, Michael D. Bybee & Nicholas S. Thompson - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39:1-16.
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    A Plea for Methodological Dualism and Multi-Explanation Framework in Psychology.Sam S. Rakover - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39:17-43.
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    An Enactive Account of the Perception of Facts.Aaron Allen Schiller - 2011 - Behavior and Philosophy 39:45-67.
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