A Pluralist Theory of the Mind

A Pluralist Theory of the Mind

by David Ludwig

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319227375
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2015
Series: European Studies in Philosophy of Science , #2
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Ludwig is a philosopher of science at VU University Amsterdam. He studied philosophy, history of science, and cognitive science in Berlin, Potsdam, and Stanford. His research in philosophy and history of the life sciences focuses on debates about scientific ontologies and human nature.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Pluralism and Scientific Practice.- Beyond Placement Problems.- A Historical Diagnosis.- Part I In Defense of Conceptual Relativity.- Conceptual Relativity in Philosophy.- Conceptual Relativity in Science.- The Demarcation Problem of Conceptual Relativity.- Part II From Conceptual Relativity to Vertical Pluralism.- The Argument from Horizontal Pluralism.- The Argument from Ontological Non-Fundamentalism.- Part III Beyond the Mind-Body Problem.- Consciousness.- Beyond Dualism and Physicalism.- Mental Causation.- Epilogue: Metaphysics in a Complex World.

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