Causation is Macroscopic but Not Papineau – – In Sophie C. Gibb & Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.), Mental Causation and Ontology. Herbert Feigl was an Austrian-born logical empiricist philosopher who published the .. Or, as Feigl puts it in “The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’”. Herbert Feigl was a Regents’ professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota and director of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science.

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Robert Kirk – – Philosophical Quarterly 29 July: University of Minnesota Press, pp. Inhe finished his doctoral dissertation in philosophy on the relationship between chance and law in the natural sciences. Moreover, he edited such standard setting volumes as Readings in Philosophical Analysistogether with Wilfrid Sellars and Readings in the Philosophy of Sciencetogether with May Brodbeck. How to cite this entry. Preface to Postscript pp. Two things should be noted here. Moreover, Feigl and Blumberg maintained that even the concepts of the empirical sciences are such as can be subject to a purely formal, logical, reconstruction.

The ‘mental’ and the ‘physical’

Qualia form part of reality, but reality comprises more than only qualia. Iman marked it as to-read Aug 28, But the very adoption of the confirmability criterion in preference to the narrower verifiability criterion allows as much realism as we are ever likely to warrant.

Cornell University Press, pp. On the whole, it can be said that identity theory was discussed from various philosophical perspectives.


Jake marked it as to-read Jan 27, Thus, in the herbeert positivist account, analytic propositions had to be sharply distinguished from synthetic propositions. K rated it liked it Aug 23, Open Preview See a Problem? More precisely, the meaning of a given proposition is entirely exhausted by its verification on a purely observational basis. As such, it had nothing to do with the concrete methods of testing hypotheses.

To a large extent inspired by the writings of his academic teacher Moritz Schlick, Feigl delivered important contributions to the philosophical analysis of probability, to the debate over scientific realism, and to the analysis of the mind-body problem. Manos Katsoulakis marked it as to-read Dec 16, In particular his focusing on the semantic notions of reference and truth turned out as instructive for the following development, as it is represented in the programmatically diverse writings of Richard Boyd, Larry Laudan, and specifically Hilary Putnam.

The influence herert the cultural and moral traditions as well as psychology can provide a very plausible naturalistic explanation of religious experience.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Neuberbe thhe as a ground-breaking contribution to the debate over scientific realism within the analytical tradition. Giorgi marked it as to-read Nov 22, Had Feigl in his first publication on the mind-body problem in assumed that the relationship between the mental and the physical is that of a logical identity thereby implying that the language of psychology can be fully translated into the language of physics, viz.


Thomas marked it as to-read Aug 19, Oliver marked it as to-read May 18, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No matter what indirect behavioral evidence we use for the ascription of mental states, the mental state ascribed is not to be confused with the evidence which only leads support for the ascription.


Herbert Feigl

From to Feigl taught as a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Iowa. Brandon Carey – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 2: In order to counter these objections teh would have to show how semantics i. Open access to the Qnd is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. In this regard we were closer to the views of Zilsel and Popper. This might be exaggerated, but it can hardly physicql contested that Feigl, in his treatment of the mind-body problem, was again committed to the critical realist accounts of Alois Riehl cf.

In the footnote attached to this passage, Feigl refers the reader to the views of Riehl, Schlick, Russell, and Roy Wood Sellars among others ; and he then continues:.

Herbert Feigl, The ‘mental’ and the ‘physical’ – PhilPapers

Besides these contributions to the theoretical discourse, Feigl played an important role at the institutional level. Selected Writings, —Robert S. University of Pittsburgh Press, pp.