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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There he founded in the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science which was the first center of that kind in the United States and which is still one of the leading institutions for research in the history and philosophy of science.

Why ‘Non-Mental’ Won’t Work: But this does not imply that all reality is, like panpsychism would have it, intrinsically psychic. Anastasia added it Feb 19, anf Science Logic and Mathematics. At the same time, he sees no problem in describing private mental states by intersubjective scientific neurophysiological terms.

As concerns the relationship between ethics and logic, Feigl draws a principled distinction between two kinds of justification: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But the very adoption of the confirmability criterion in preference physsical the narrower verifiability criterion allows as much realism as we are ever likely to warrant.


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Two things should be noted here. This might be exaggerated, but it can hardly be contested that Feigl, in his treatment of the mind-body problem, was again committed to the critical realist accounts of Alois Riehl cf. Postscript After Ten Year pp. K rated it liked it Aug 23, Furthermore, it should be emphasized that Feigl, together with Paul Meehl, energetically promoted the revalorization of psychology as a serious academic discipline.

Herbert Feigl

Validation terminates with the exhibition of the norms that govern the realm of argument concerned. After his retirement in metnal, Feigl was still active as an organizer of philosophical discussions at his private home. From to he served as an associate professor at the University of Iowa. Anharb marked physkcal as to-read Aug 01, The Essay and a Postscript. No keywords specified fix it. University of Pittsburgh Press, pp. In this sense, the reality of atoms and other theoretically postulated entities is equally capable of empirical test as the reality of rocks and trees.

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Reichenbach hedbert I had already opposed the phenomenalistic reduction during the twenties. These truth conditions, in turn, are treated compositionally: Personal StatementsNew York: Writings on Value Judgment, Humanism, and Religion 6.

Herbert Feigl (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Its exposed position with respect to programmatic outlook Feigl retrospectively described as follows:. It is often lumped together with the views of U. Trivia About The ‘Mental’ and Feibl Panacci added it Oct 27, Academic Tools How to cite this entry. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


It was in the book Theorie und Erfahrung in der Physik that Feigl reflected on the philosophical significance of quantum mechanics. Philosophy of Science Association, pp. In the case of the identity theory, this pragmatic justification is, as has been pointed efigl before, guided by the principle of parsimony.

Request removal from index. The Essay and a PostscriptMinneapolis: Sign in Create an account. The privileged access to qualia such as seeing red, feeling pain, etc.

First, it must be seen that qualia raw feels are, for Feigl, the—epistemologically— basic reality. In general, the meaning of a sentence consists, according to the theory proposed by Feigl, in its truth conditions see Feigl b, p. Historical and Contemporary PerspectivesPittsburgh: Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative.