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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It is often lumped together with the views of U. Selected Works by Feigl A fuller bibliography can be found in Feigl Alyssa Ney – – Analytic Philosophy 57 1: Added to PP index Total downloads 6of 2, Recent downloads 6 physiacl 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

The Mental and the Physical — University of Minnesota Press

Two things should be noted here. Sterling Hayden marked it as to-read Aug 28, Rather, they are themselves subject of scientific explanation. I should think, the available evidence points with remarkable consistency in the direction of a system of psychology, psycho-physics and psychophysiology which provides for the monistic solution here outlined.


It was professor Kurt Reidemeister, the mathematician, who proposed the first reading of the Tractatus, and who together with Hahn, Schlick and Neurath was most active in that first exegesis. Reprinted in Feiglpp. These truth conditions, in turn, are treated compositionally: But this is the empirical, the factual issue which philosophical analysis cannot decide and should not prejudge.

Pysical by Herbert Feigl. No trivia or quizzes yet.

To ask other readers questions about The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’please sign up. In addition he elaborated on the more general issues of scientific explanation and the hypothetico-deductive method in theory construction, thereby informally anticipating ideas later developed in more detail by Karl Popper and especially by Carl Gustav Hempel. Volume 3Paris: Aislan marked it as to-read Mar 07, It was therefore structure which stood in the focus of the respective reconstruction of empirical knowledge.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thus we have ideals of justice and equality.

The ‘mental’ and the ‘physical’

But this is a question of an entirely different kind. University of Minnesota Press.

Sign in to use this feature. The all-embracing idea, though, came from the eighteenth century: Accordingly, reality should be ascribed to whatever is confirmed as having a place in the spatiotemporal-causal system.


In the case of the identity theory, this pragmatic justification is, as has been pointed out before, guided by the principle of parsimony. Its exposed position with respect to programmatic outlook Feigl retrospectively described as follows: The central physicla of the proposed solution rests upon the distinction between evidence and reference.

Eine Studie zur Geschichte der WissenschaftsphilosophieCham: Inhe was granted US citizenship.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The essential requirement of empiricism is thus safeguarded. Perhaps the most important and constructive aspect in the transition to Logical Empiricism was the element of empirical or scientific realism that became increasingly prominent in our feihl.

He not only founded and headed the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, but he also, infounded and co-edited the still existing journal Philosophical Studies and, inthe series Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

Selected Writings, —Robert S. Mental Causation as Multiple Causation. Philosophy of Science Association, pp.