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The Resource Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child, (electronic resource)

Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child, (electronic resource)

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Causality, interpretation, and the mind
Title
Causality, interpretation, and the mind
Statement of responsibility
William Child
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophers of mind have long been interested in the relation between two ideas: that causality plays an essential role in our understanding of the mental; and that we can gain an understanding of belief and desire by considering the ascription of attitudes to people on the basis of what they say and do. Many have thought that those ideas are incompatible. William Child argues that there is in fact no tension between them, and that we should accept them both. He shows how we can have a causal understanding of the mental without having to see attitudes and experiences as internal, causally interacting entities; and he defends this view against influential objections. The book offers detailed discussions of many of Donald Davidson's contributions to the philosophy of mind, and also considers the work of Dennett, Anscombe, McDowell, and Rorty, among others. Issues discussed include: the nature of intentional phenomena; causal explanation; the character of visual experience; psychological explanation; and the causal relevance of mental properties
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digitized
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Child, William
Dewey number
128/.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford philosophical monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Causation
  • Interpretation (Philosophy)
Label
Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-229) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
2. The Disjunctive Conception of Experience. 3. An Objection to the Causal Theory. 4. Compatibilism. 5. The Conceptual Claim -- 6. Action: Causal Theories and Explanatory Relevance. 1. Causal Explanation without Correlations. 2. An Objection: Anomalism and Explanatory Relevance. 3. Causal Relevance. 4. Causal Explanatory Relevance. 5. Causal Explanation and Non-Mental Properties. 6. Causal Explanation and Mental Properties. 8. Strict Laws and Anomalous Monism: A Concluding Note
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ocn328464858
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191519536
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)328464858
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Causality, interpretation, and the mind, William Child, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-229) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
2. The Disjunctive Conception of Experience. 3. An Objection to the Causal Theory. 4. Compatibilism. 5. The Conceptual Claim -- 6. Action: Causal Theories and Explanatory Relevance. 1. Causal Explanation without Correlations. 2. An Objection: Anomalism and Explanatory Relevance. 3. Causal Relevance. 4. Causal Explanatory Relevance. 5. Causal Explanation and Non-Mental Properties. 6. Causal Explanation and Mental Properties. 8. Strict Laws and Anomalous Monism: A Concluding Note
Control code
ocn328464858
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191519536
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)328464858
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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