Synthese:1-25 (forthcoming)

Abstract
In this paper the explanatory gap of the philosophy of mind is explored, and found to have a similar structure even in different framings of the mind–body problem. This leads to the consideration that the MBP may be a special case of the more general whole-part problem: how do properties of wholes arise from the particular assembly of isolated parts? The conclusion is argued that only an approach of mereological holism offers solace from the explanatory gap problem, exchanging it for a reverse explanatory gap problem that has more promising prospects for future solution, possibly in the form of integrated information theory. These considerations, along with the problem of explaining qualia lead to a proposed solution to the MBP in holistic cosmopsychism.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11229-021-03184-7
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,261
External links

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

Monism: The Priority of the Whole.Jonathan Schaffer - 2010 - Philosophical Review 119 (1):31-76.
Consciousness and Fundamental Reality.Philip Goff - 2017 - New York, USA: Oup Usa.

View all 44 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Minds and Bodies: Trying to Overcome a Dead End.Luis Alejandro Murillo Lara - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 57:99-103.
Explanatory Exclusion, Over-Determination, and the Mind-Body Problem.Jesús Ezquerro & Agustín Vicente - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 9:13-21.
Skepticism About Other Minds.Anil Gomes - forthcoming - In Diego Machuca & Baron Reed (eds.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present. Bloomsbury Academic.
The Problem of Mind-Body Dichotomy: A Critique of the Cartesian Approach.John Gabriel Mendie & Stephen Nwanaokuo Udofia - 2018 - GNOSI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis 1 (2).
Evolution and the Problem of Other Minds.Elliott Sober - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (7):365-387.
Kripke and the Mind-Body Problem.Dale Jacquette - 1987 - Dialectica 41 (4):293-300.
XII—Is There a Problem of Other Minds?Anil Gomes - 2011 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):353-373.
Kripke and the Mind‐Body Problem.Dale Jacquette - 1987 - Dialectica 41 (4):293-300.
V. Emotions and the Problem of Other Minds: Hanna Pickard.Hanna Pickard - 2003 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 52:87-103.
Metaphysics of Mind.Thomas W. Polger - 2012 - In Robert Barnard Neil Manson (ed.), Continuum Companion to Metaphysics.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2021-05-18

Total views
7 ( #1,044,296 of 2,455,876 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #143,415 of 2,455,876 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes