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    Emotion, Utility Maximization, and Ecological Rationality.Yakir Levin & Itzhak Aharon - 2014 - Mind and Society 13 (2):227-245.
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    Metaphilosophy and Free Will.Yakir Levin, David Widerker & Richard Double - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (4):630.
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  3. Sufficient Conditions, Conditional Logic, and Transitivity.Yakir Levin - 2003 - Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 17 (1):15-22.
    In a series of publications E.J. Lowe has advocated an attractive alternative to the orthodox view about conditionals embodied in the Stalnaker-Lewis approach. One alleged advantage of Lowe’s approach over its rival is that it offers the prospect of a simpler conditional logic. Another related advantage is that it appears to treat inference by transitivity more plausibly than does the Stalnaker-Lewis approach. One central goal of this paper is to call into question Lowe’s success in providing an account that is (...)
     
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    Transcendental Kantianism, Naturalized Kantianism, and the Bounds of Psychology.Yakir Levin - forthcoming - Acta Analytica:1-24.
    Are there sensory states that, unlike mere sensory registrations, require an explanatory framework that goes beyond biology? Based on a reconstruction of Kant’s a priori, transcendental psychology, contemporary Kantians answer this question in the positive but dramatically limit the scope of psychology. In contrast, naturalistically oriented deflationists answer it in the negative, thereby not giving psychology any explanatory role whatsoever. In his recent monumental book Origins of Objectivity, Burge argues against both of these approaches and seeks to develop an intermediate (...)
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    Rational Mastery, the Perfectly Free Man, and Human Freedom.Yakir Levin - forthcoming - Philosophia:1-22.
    This paper examines the coherence of Spinoza’s combined account of freedom, reason, and the affects and its applicability to real humans in the context of the perfectly free man Spinoza discusses towards the end of part 4 of the Ethics. On the standard reading, the perfectly free man forms the model of human nature and thus the goal to which real humans should aspire. A recently proposed non-standard reading, however, posits that the perfectly free man should not be considered the (...)
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    Kant, McDowell, and the “Identity of Identity and Nonidentity”.Yakir Levin - 2015 - Acta Analytica 30 (4):347-362.
    The problem of the “identity of identity and nonidentity”, which haunted German idealism, has two closely related aspects. The first, epistemological aspect concerns the possibility of knowledge of an objective world. The second, transcendental aspect, concerns the question of how thoughts can be directed towards the world. Reconstructing McDowell’s Kantian account of intentionality as a purported resolution of the transcendental aspect of IINI, I pose the following dilemma for McDowell’s account: Either part ways with Kant’s purported resolution of IINI at (...)
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  7. Traditional Empiricism, the Myth of the Given and Self-Knowledge.Yakir Levin - 2005 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 8.
    Sellars’ Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is a landmark in the history of modern epistemology. It is here that Sellars launches his celebrated and highly influential attack on the ”Myth of the Given”. But based on this attack Sellars also argues in this work for a radical alternative to the orthodox, neo-Cartesian conception of self-knowledge, an alternative that has become the prevalent conception. While it is fairly easy to discern the general contours of Sellars’ conception of self-knowledge, the argument (...)
     
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  8. Criterial Semantics and Qualia.Yakir Levin - 2004 - Facta Philosophica 6 (1):57-76.
     
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    Meditations on the Dream Argument.Yakir Levin - 1999 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 57:7-15.
    According to one fairly standard reconstruction Descartes' Dream Argument has two crucial premises. The paper starts by analysing two important failed attempts, discussed by Barry Stroud and Mark Steiner, at justifying one of these premises. On this basis then an alternative is suggested to the line of interpretation assumed by these attempts which easily resolves the problems they face. It is shown that this alternative and its rivals are on a par with respect to the other crucial premise of the (...)
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    What's on Your Mind? A Brain Scan Won't Tell.Yakir Levin & Itzhak Aharon - 2011 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (4):699-722.
    Reverse Inference ( RI ) is an imaging-based type of inference from brain states to mental states, which has become highly widespread in neuroscience, most especially in neuroeconomics. Recent critical studies of RI may be taken to show that, if cautiously used, RI can help achieve research goals that may be difficult to achieve by way of behavior-based procedures alone. But can RI exceed the limits of these procedures and achieve research goals that are impossible for them to achieve alone? (...)
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    Cartesian Minds.Yakir Levin - unknown
    According to a basic dualistic conception that originated in Descartes, minds are immaterial, non-spatial and simple thinking particulars that are independent of anything material. Call this view the Cartesian conception, and minds thus conceived, Cartesian minds. In what follows I propose a new version of an argument against the Cartesian conception that can be traced back to Descartes" days (Garber and Ayers 1998, 232). The inspiration behind my version is an argument suggested by Strawson"s seminal discussion of the concept of (...)
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    Synthetic Apriority.Yakir Levin - 1995 - Erkenntnis 43 (2):137 - 150.
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    Meditations on the Dream Argument.Yakir Levin - 1999 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 57:7-15.
    According to one fairly standard reconstruction Descartes' Dream Argument has two crucial premises. The paper starts by analysing two important failed attempts, discussed by Barry Stroud and Mark Steiner, at justifying one of these premises. On this basis then an alternative is suggested to the line of interpretation assumed by these attempts which easily resolves the problems they face. It is shown that this alternative and its rivals are on a par with respect to the other crucial premise of the (...)
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    Complexity and Individual Psychology.Yakir Levin & Itzhak Aharon - 2015 - Mind and Society 14 (2):203-219.
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    George Boolos (Ed.), Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990. [REVIEW]Yakir Levin - 1997 - Minds and Machines 7 (4):585-590.
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    Cartesians, Strawsonians and the Univocal Meaning of Mental Predicates.Yakir Levin - 2004 - Acta Analytica 19 (32):91-106.
    The paper examines the Cartesian and the Strawsonian answers to the question of why self-applied and other-applied mental predicates mean the same. While these answers relate to different, complementary aspects of this question, they seem and are usually considered as incompatible. Indeed, their apparent incompatibility constitutes a major objection to the Cartesian answer. A primary aim of the paper is to show that the Strawsonian answer does not pose a real problem to the Cartesian answer. Unlike other attempts to show (...)
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    Special Issue on “Complexity Modeling in Social Science and Economics”.Itzhak Aharon, Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde & Yakir Levin - 2015 - Mind and Society 14 (2):153-154.
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    Grünbaum, Adolf. Collected Works Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies. Edited by Thomas Kupka. [REVIEW]Yakir Levin - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 68 (2):425-427.
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