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  1. John Locke's Contemporaries' Reaction Against the Theory of Substratum in Metaphysics or Modernity? Simon Baumgartner, Thimo Heisenberg and Sebastian Krebs (Eds.).Mihretu P. Guta - 2013 - In Thimo Heisenberg and Sebastian Krebs Simon Baumgartner (ed.), Anthology. Bamberg University Press.. pp. 9-28.
    The goal of this paper is to critically examine the objections of John Locke’s contemporaries against the theory of substance or substratum. Locke argues in Essay that substratum is the bearer of the properties of a particular substance. Locke also claims that we have no knowledge of substratum. But Locke’s claim about our ignorance as to what substratum is, is contentious. That is, if we don’t know what substratum is, then what is the point of proposing it as a bearer (...)
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    Physically Sufficient Neural Mechanisms of Consciousness.Matthew Owen & Mihretu P. Guta - 2019 - Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 13 (24):1-14.
    Neural correlates of consciousness (for brevity NCC) are foundational to the scientific study of consciousness. Chalmers (2000) has provided the most informative and influential definition of NCC, according to which neural correlates are minimally sufficient for consciousness. However, the sense of sufficiency needs further clarification since there are several relevant senses with different entailments. In section one of this article, we give an overview of the desiderata for a good definition of NCC and Chalmers’s definition. The second section analyses the (...)
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    Editorial Introduction in Insights Into the First-Person Perspective and the Self: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Special Issue Edited by Mihretu P. Guta and Sophie Gibb.Mihretu P. Guta - 2015 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (11-12):8-19.
    The essays in this volume focus on the notion of the first-person pro-noun ‘I’, the notion of the self or person,1 and the notion of the first-person perspective. Let us call these the three notions. Ever since Descartes set the initial tone in his Meditations, modern philosophical controversies concerning the three notions have continued unabated. Part of the reason for ongoing debates has to do with the sorts of questions that the three notions give rise to.
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  4. Obituary for Professor E.J. Lowe.Mihretu P. Guta - 2014 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):159-162.
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    A Review of The Problem of Universals in Contemporary Philosophy. Cambridge University Press, 2015. [REVIEW]Mihretu P. Guta - 2018 - Philosophical Quarterly 68 (271):417-419.
    The Problem of Universals in Contemporary Philosophy. Edited by Gabriele Galluzzo and Michael J. Loux.
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    The Two Natures of the Incarnate Christ and the Bearer Question.Mihretu P. Guta - 2019 - TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology 3 (1):113-143.
    The Chalcedonian Definition states that the incarnate Christ is both fully human and fully divine. But spelling out what the Chalcedonian Definition entails continues to be a subject of intense controversy among philosophers and theologians alike. One of these controversies concerns what I call the problem of the bearer question. At the heart of this question lies whether or not the two natures of Christ require two distinct bearers. In section I, I will explain the problem of the bearer question (...)
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    A Review of Wise Stewards: Philosophical Foundations of Christian Parenting. Michael W. Austin. Kregel: Academic and Professional, 2009. [REVIEW]Mihretu P. Guta - 2014 - Philosophia Christi 16 (1):227-230.
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    Frank Jackson’s Location Problem and Argument From the Self.Mihretu P. Guta - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (1):35-58.
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    Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? [REVIEW]Mihretu P. Guta - 2014 - Analysis 74 (2):356-357.
    Edited by Georg Gasser and Matthias Stefan. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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    Consciousness, First-Person Perspective, and Neuroimaging.Mihretu P. Guta - 2015 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (11-12):218-245.
    In this paper, my main goal is to discuss two incompatible answers proposed to what I shall call, the objectivity seeking question (OSQ). The first answer is what I shall call the primacy thesis, according to which the third-person perspective is superior to that of the first-person perspective. Ultimately I will reject this answer. The second answer is what I shall call the skepticism thesis, according to which the distinction between the first-person perspective and the third-person perspective can be maintained (...)
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  11. Frank Jackson's Location Problem and Argument From the Self.Mihretu P. Guta - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 1 (13):35-58.
    E. J. Lowe argues in Personal Agency that the self is physically embodied yet not identical with any physical body, nor with any part of a physical body, such as the brain. For Lowe, the self is an agent that is capable of carrying out intentional actions. Call this the thesis about the self (TS). In this paper my purpose is to develop and defend TS and argue that Frank Jackson’s serious metaphysics (SM) fails to account for the nature of (...)
     
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  12. Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties.Mihretu P. Guta - 2019 - New York: Routledge.
    This book aims to show the centrality of a proper ontology of properties in thinking about consciousness. Philosophers have long grappled with what is now known as the hard problem of consciousness, i.e., how can subjective or qualitative features of our experience—such as how a strawberry tastes—arise from brain states? More recently, philosophers have incorporated what seems like promising empirical research from neuroscience and cognitive psychology in an attempt to bridge the gap between measurable mental states on the one hand, (...)
     
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  13. How Far Can Science Take US? A Response to Craig M. Story.Mihretu P. Guta - 2010 - Journal of American Scientific Affliation 62 (2):143-144.
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  14. Introduction in Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties.Mihretu P. Guta - 2019 - In Anthology. New York, USA: Routledge. pp. 1-12.
     
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  15. Jehovah’s Witnesses.Mihretu P. Guta - 2018 - In Mark A. Lamport (ed.), Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 415-417.
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  16. Metaphysics or Modernity? Bamberg University Press.Mihretu P. Guta - 2013
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  17. Neuroscience or Neuroscientism? ’A Response to Paul Moes and D. Gareth Jones‘.Mihretu P. Guta - 2011 - Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 63 (1):69-70.
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  18. Objects, Dispositions and Lockean Person-Making Properties.Mihretu P. Guta - 2016 - APPRAISAL The Journal of the British Personalist Forum 11 (1 Boston Issue):4-11..
    This paper examines certain influential contemporary philosophical analyses of the notion of a person and show why they are misguided. Inspired by the Lockean conception of a person, some philosophers claim that personhood must be attributed only to those human beings who can meet certain criteria required for it. Here the views of Tooley, Dennett and Singer will be discussed against the backdrop of the metaphysics of powers ontology as advocated by contemporary philosophers: C. B. Martin, John Heil and others.
     
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  19. The Non-Causal Account of the Spontaneous Emergence of Phenomenal Consciousness in Concsciousness and the Ontology of Properties Edited by Mihretu P. Guta.Mihretu P. Guta - 2019 - In Anthology. New York: Routledge. pp. 126-151.
    In this paper, I will give a three-stage analysis of the origin of phenomenal consciousness. The first one has to do with a non-causal stage. The second one has to do with a causal stage. The third one has to do with a correlation stage. This paper is divided into three sections. In section I, I will discuss a non-causal stage which focuses on finite consciousness as an irreducible emergent property—i.e., a simple non-structural property that is unique to the “emergent” (...)
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  20. Zoroastrianism and Christianity.Mihretu P. Guta - 2018 - In Mark A. Lamport (ed.), Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 879-881.
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