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The Resource Teleological realism : mind, agency, and explanation, Scott R. Sehon

Teleological realism : mind, agency, and explanation, Scott R. Sehon

Label
Teleological realism : mind, agency, and explanation
Title
Teleological realism
Title remainder
mind, agency, and explanation
Statement of responsibility
Scott R. Sehon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Teleological Realism, Scott Sehon argues that common-sense psychology (CSP) explanations are not causal but teleological - that they cite the purpose or goal of the behavior in question rather than an antecedent state that caused the behavior. CSP explanations of behavior, Sehon claims, are answering a question different from that answered by physical science explanations, and accordingly, CSP explanations and physical science explanations are independent of one another. Common-sense facts about mind and agency can thus be independent of the physical facts about human beings, and, contrary to the views of most philosophers of mind in recent decades, common-sense psychology will not be subsumed by physical science."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sehon, Scott Robert
Dewey number
128/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BD591
LC item number
.S44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Causation
  • Teleology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Intentionalism
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Psychology, Applied
Label
Teleological realism : mind, agency, and explanation, Scott R. Sehon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prospects for Dualism
  • Preview of the Simplicity Objection against Option 3
  • Entailment and the Three Options
  • Reduction and the Need for Bridge Laws
  • The Options Revisited
  • Hooker-Churchland Reduction
  • Functionalism and Option 2
  • Basic Exposition of Functionalism
  • More Detailed Exposition of Functionalism
  • Biconditionals and Bridge Laws
  • The Mystery
  • Missed Generalizations and Autonomy?
  • Strong Naturalism and Common-Sense Psychology
  • The Proto-Science View of CSP
  • Normativity
  • Sensitivity to Context
  • Mental States and Natural Kinds
  • Against the Causal Theory of Action Explanation
  • The Case for (BE)
  • The Case against the Standard View
  • Agency and Deviant Causal Chains
  • Reformulation of the Mystery
  • The Problem
  • A Solution Suggested by Mele
  • Bishop and Peacocke's Attempted Solution
  • Supervenience without Reduction: Option 3 without the Supernatural
  • Definition of 'Supervenience'
  • Does Supervenience Matter?
  • Supervenience Does Not Entail Reduction: Three Proofs
  • Application to Mind-Body Supervenience
  • Explanations for Supervenience
  • Agency and Teleological Explanation
  • Addressing the Reformulated Question
  • The Form of Teleological Explanation
  • The Rationality Principle
  • Applying the Rationality Principle
  • The Nature of Reasons
  • Observations about the Account
  • Why Care?
  • Preview of the Teleological Realist Answer
  • Substance Dualism and Simplicity
  • Why People Believe Substance Dualism
  • Against Substance Dualism
Control code
58422746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780262195355
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005043350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Teleological realism : mind, agency, and explanation, Scott R. Sehon
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prospects for Dualism
  • Preview of the Simplicity Objection against Option 3
  • Entailment and the Three Options
  • Reduction and the Need for Bridge Laws
  • The Options Revisited
  • Hooker-Churchland Reduction
  • Functionalism and Option 2
  • Basic Exposition of Functionalism
  • More Detailed Exposition of Functionalism
  • Biconditionals and Bridge Laws
  • The Mystery
  • Missed Generalizations and Autonomy?
  • Strong Naturalism and Common-Sense Psychology
  • The Proto-Science View of CSP
  • Normativity
  • Sensitivity to Context
  • Mental States and Natural Kinds
  • Against the Causal Theory of Action Explanation
  • The Case for (BE)
  • The Case against the Standard View
  • Agency and Deviant Causal Chains
  • Reformulation of the Mystery
  • The Problem
  • A Solution Suggested by Mele
  • Bishop and Peacocke's Attempted Solution
  • Supervenience without Reduction: Option 3 without the Supernatural
  • Definition of 'Supervenience'
  • Does Supervenience Matter?
  • Supervenience Does Not Entail Reduction: Three Proofs
  • Application to Mind-Body Supervenience
  • Explanations for Supervenience
  • Agency and Teleological Explanation
  • Addressing the Reformulated Question
  • The Form of Teleological Explanation
  • The Rationality Principle
  • Applying the Rationality Principle
  • The Nature of Reasons
  • Observations about the Account
  • Why Care?
  • Preview of the Teleological Realist Answer
  • Substance Dualism and Simplicity
  • Why People Believe Substance Dualism
  • Against Substance Dualism
Control code
58422746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780262195355
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005043350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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