Attitudes as nonentities

Philosophical Studies 76 (2-3):175-203 (1994)
Abstract
materialist that beliefs are not immaterial soul-states, I think that the conception of beliefs as brain states is badly misguided. I hope to show that "beliefs are brain states or soul states" is a false dichotomy. I am using the phrase 'beliefs as brain states' to cover several familiar theses: the token-identity thesis, according to which beliefs are identical to brain-state tokens; nonreductive materialism, according to which beliefs are constituted by brain states (as pebbles are constituted by..
Keywords Attitude  Belief  Cartesianism  Causation  Epistemology
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00989824
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,208
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
What is This Thing Called 'Commonsense Psychology'?Lynne Rudder Baker - 1999 - Philosophical Explorations 2 (1):3-19.
Bennett and Hacker on Neural Materialism.Greg Janzen - 2008 - Acta Analytica 23 (3):273-286.
First-Personal Aspects of Agency.Lynne Rudder Baker - 2011 - Metaphilosophy 42 (1-2):1-16.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Sententialism and the Problem of Clutter.Scott Hendricks - 2006 - Acta Analytica 21 (40):74-84.
Beliefs and Sentences in the Head.Ken Warmbrōd - 1989 - Synthese 79 (2):201 - 230.
What Beliefs Are Not.Lynne Rudder Baker - 1993 - In Steven J. Wagner & Richard Warner (eds.), Naturalism: A Critical Appraisal. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame).
What Are Seemings?Andrew Cullison - 2010 - Ratio 23 (3):260-274.
Beliefs and Subdoxastic States.Stephen P. Stich - 1978 - Philosophy of Science 45 (December):499-518.
Brain States with Attitude.Louise M. Antony - 2001 - In Anthonie W. M. Meijers (ed.), Explaining Beliefs. CSLI Publications.
Are Beliefs Brain States?Lynne Rudder Baker - 2001 - In Anthonie W. M. Meijers (ed.), Explaining Beliefs. CSLI Publications (Stanford).

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

74 ( #70,426 of 2,164,296 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #128,955 of 2,164,296 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums