On an Argument from Analogy for the Possibility of Human Cognitive Closure

Minds and Machines 26 (3):227-241 (2016)
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In this paper, I aim to show that McGinn’s argument from analogy for the possibility of human cognitive closure survives the critique raised on separate occasions by Dennett and Kriegel. I will distinguish between linguistic and non-linguistic cognitive closure and argue that the analogy argument from animal non-linguistic cognitive closure goes untouched by the objection Dennett and Kriegel raises.
Keywords Mysterianism  Colin McGinn  Cognitive closure  The mind-body problem
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DOI 10.1007/s11023-016-9396-z
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