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    Conscious Thought as Simulation of Behavior and Perception.Germund Hesslow - 2002 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 6 (6):242-247.
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    Two Notes on the Probabilistic Approach to Causality.Germund Hesslow - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (2):290-292.
  3. Do We Need a Concept of Disease?Germund Hesslow - 1993 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 14 (1).
    The terms health, disease and illness are frequently used in clinical medicine. This has misled philosophers into believing that these concepts are important for clinical thinking and decision making. For instance, it is held that decisions about whether or not to treat someone or whether to relieve someone of moral responsibility depend on whether the person has a disease. In this paper it is argued that the crucial role of the disease concept is illusory. The health/disease distinction is irrelevant for (...)
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    Explaining Differences and Weighting Causes.Germund Hesslow - 1983 - Theoria 49 (2):87-111.
  5. The Problem of Causal Selection.Germund Hesslow - 1988 - In Denis J. Hilton (ed.), Contemporary Science and Natural Explanation: Commonsense Conceptions of Causality. New York University Press.
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  6. Causality and Determinism.Germund Hesslow - 1981 - Philosophy of Science 48 (4):591-605.
    A previous paper of mine, that criticized Suppes' probabilistic theory of causality, was in turn criticized by Deborah Rosen. This paper is a development of my argument and an answer to Rosen. It is argued that the concept of causation is used in contemporary science in a way that presupposes determinism. It is shown that deterministic assumptions are necessary for inferences from generic to individual causal relations and for various kinds of eliminative arguments.
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    Cerebellum and Conditioned Reflexes.Christopher H. Yeo & Germund Hesslow - 1998 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2 (9):322-330.
  8. The Transitivity of Causation.Germund Hesslow - 1980 - Analysis 41 (3):130 - 133.
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    What is a Genetic Disease? On the Relative Importance of Causes.Germund Hesslow - 1984 - In Lennart Nordenfelt & B. I. B. Lindahl (eds.), Health, Disease, and Causal Explanations in Medicine. Reidel. pp. 183--193.
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    Will Neuroscience Explain Consciousness?Germund Hesslow - 1996 - Journal of Theoretical Biology 171 (7-8):29-39.
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    The Inner World of a Simple Robot.Germund Hesslow & Dan-Anders Jirenhed - 2007 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (7):85-96.
    The purpose of the paper is to discuss whether a particular robot can be said to have an 'inner world', something that can be taken to be a critical feature of consciousness. It has previously been argued that the mechanism underlying the appearance of an inner world in humans is an ability of our brains to simulate behaviour and perception. A robot has previously been designed in which perception can be simulated. A prima facie case can be made that this (...)
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    Positive Cerebellar Feedback Loops.Germund Hesslow - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (3):455-456.
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    Comments on Ahlbom's 'Criteria of Causal Association in Epidemiology'.Germund Hesslow - 1984 - In Lennart Nordenfelt & B. I. B. Lindahl (eds.), Health, Disease, and Causal Explanations in Medicine. Reidel. pp. 99--100.
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