Searle y el problema de la exclusion de la exclusion causal: Vindicacion del materialismo frente al naturalismo biologico

Pineda, David (1999) Searle y el problema de la exclusion de la exclusion causal: Vindicacion del materialismo frente al naturalismo biologico. Teorema, XVIII (1). pp. 155-170.

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Abstract

In this paper I offer two reasons which favor usual materialist accounts of the mind in front of biological naturalism as a solution to the mind-body problem. The first one says that Searle's metaphysics gets inescapably trapped by the causal exclusion problem, whereas it can be shown, on my view, that certain reductivist and functionalist theories of the mind may deal promisingly well with this problem. The second one says that Searle's main argument against materialism, the explanatory gap, renders his metaphysics ill-founded, and so that it cannot be claimed as a reason for biological naturalism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Searle; biological naturalism; mind-body-problem
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XVIII (1999)
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 29 May 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1231

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