Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: State University of New York Press
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This volume is one of three in a series devoted to the theme: âQuestioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Know ledge.â The project was organized by Jean-Pierre Dupuy (a philosopher of science affiliated...
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Following the 2004 and 2005 meetings held at Stanford University and in Paris, dealing with âdeterminismâ and âreductionismâ respectively, the third of the three symposia on âQuestioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledgeâ underwritten by the Gulbenkian foundation was...
SESSION I. Why Dualism (and Materialism) Fail to Account for Consciousness
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I interpret the statement of purpose by the organizers as implying that a primary aim of this series of meetings is to critically examine, and possibly overcome, a set of traditional philosophical categories. We were all brought up on these categories, but many of them appear to be obsolete...
SESSION II. After Dualism
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Iâm honored by the invitation to write a paper for discussion at this conference. I donât present a measured review of the literature on dualism and challenges to dualism; what follows are basically my own thoughts from my...
SESSION III. The Imperfect Observer: Mind, Machines, and Materialism in the Twenty-first Century
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I was asked to write this paper on dualism from the perspective of the ânatural sciences.â Most contemporary scientists are physicalists, believing that the universe is entirely physical, and it is from this perspective that I am...
SESSION IV. Organizersâ Opening Remarks
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I would like to start with two lovely Jewish stories which illustrate much better than any arid philosophical analysis some of the points that we have made. Even though both of these stories seem to conclude with a message of renunciation, the friends who related them to me can in no case....
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Page Count: 204
Illustrations: 1 table
Publication Year: 2010
Series Title: Fernand Braudel Center Studies in Historical Social Science