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Title: Anti-realist assumptions and challenges in philosophy of mind
Contributor(s): Khlentzos, Drew Michael (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2215
Abstract: The plausibility of Naturalism - the view that the mind is a purely natural phenomenon that can be explained scientifically (if explained at all) - is a hotly contested topic in cognitive science, as every philosopher and cognitive scientist knows. It is not widely recognised, however that some of the more popular arguments against naturalism rest upon anti-realist metaphysical assumptions. This is a problem since the most plausible defences of naturalism presuppose a realist metaphysics. In this chapter, I shall chart one of these anti-realist assumptions and show how it features as a crucial premise in a leading anti-naturalist argument, the Knowledge Argument.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Mental States, v.1: Evolution, function, nature, p. 213-232
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Amsterdam; Philadelphia
ISBN: 9789027231024
Field of Research (FOR): 220312 Philosophy of Cognition
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=YUMrT_Fnoo8C&lpg=PP1&pg=PA213
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2092
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an42712161
Series Name: Studies in Language Companion Series (SLCS)
Series Number : 92
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