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Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Peter Carruthers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a collection of essays about consciousness and related issues. It focuses mostly on developing, defending, and exploring the implications of one particular sort of reductive explanation ... More


Reduction and Reductive Explanation: Is One Possible Without the Other?

Jaegwon Kim

in Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585878
eISBN:
9780191595349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585878.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“Reduction and Reductive Explanation: Is One Possible Without the Other?” discusses the assumption often made by philosophers to the effect that reductive explanation must be distinguished from ... More


Reductive Explanation and the ‘Explanatory Gap’

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Exponents of an ‘explanatory gap’ between physical, functional, and intentional facts, on the one hand, and the facts of phenomenal consciousness, on the other, argue that there are reasons of ... More


Reduction and Reductive Explanation: Is One Possible Without the Other?

Jaegwon Kim

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that only the functional model of reduction provides both reduction and reductive explanation. Some philosophers believe that even if reduction is not possible, reductive ... More


Introduction

Jakob Hohwy

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter reviews the current debate on reduction and reductive explanation. It presents the standard accounts in the field and shows how they connect with the cutting-edge ... More


CP Laws, Reduction, and Explanatory Pluralism *

Peter Lipton

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the relationships between the notions of reduction, reductive explanation, and ceteris paribus laws. It observes that there could be a presumption in favour of reductive ... More


Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Jaegwon Kim

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585878
eISBN:
9780191595349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of 14 essays; 11 of these have been previously published and three are new. All but one of them have been written since 1993 when my essay collection Supervenience and Mind ... More


Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Jakob Hohwy and Jesper Kallestrup (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

There are few more unsettling philosophical questions than this: ‘what happens in attempts to reduce some properties to some other more fundamental properties?’ Reflection on this question inevitably ... More


Self‐Representationalism and the Reduction of Consciousness

Uriah Kriegel

in Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570355
eISBN:
9780191721625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570355.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the self‐representational theory accounts for the sense that there is an explanatory gap between physical facts and the facts of consciousness. Kriegel suggests that that ... More


Putting Things Together: The Assumptions of Reduction

Richard Corry

in Power and Influence: The Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840718
eISBN:
9780191876332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840718.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter brings together the discussions of the previous chapters in order to develop a model of reductive explanation that clarifies the role of causal powers and causal influences, and ... More


Taking Apart the World

Richard Corry

in Power and Influence: The Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840718
eISBN:
9780191876332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840718.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a characterization of the kind of reductive explanation that is the topic of the book. In particular, the book is concerned with substantive causal reductions rather than ... More


Dual-Content Theory: the Explanatory Advantages

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Presents and develops what the author takes to be the main argument, both against the most plausible version of first-order representationalist theory of phenomenal consciousness, and in support of ... More


Introduction

Richard Corry

in Power and Influence: The Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840718
eISBN:
9780191876332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840718.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter sets out the aim of this book: to investigate the metaphysical assumptions that underlie a pattern of ‘reductive explanation’ whereby we attempt to explain or predict the ... More


Reductionism and Psychologism

Tim Crane

in The Objects of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682744
eISBN:
9780191762970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682744.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter appeals to the account of intentionality given in chapter 4 to give a solution to the problem of non-existence. Some attempted solutions aim to translate or paraphrase truths about ... More


Macroscopic Power and Influence

Richard Corry

in Power and Influence: The Metaphysics of Reductive Explanation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840718
eISBN:
9780191876332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840718.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how causal powers and causal influences can be composed, both synchronically and asynchronically, to form composite powers and composite influences, which are a common feature of ... More


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