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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Science Logic and Mathematics. 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.

The Mental and the Physical

Zayd is currently reading it Aug 01, Mind-Body Causation and Explanatory Practice. That Feigl left a considerable legacy can hardly be denied in this connection. In general, the meaning of a sentence consists, according to the theory proposed by Feigl, in its truth conditions see Feigl b, p. Validation terminates with the exhibition of the norms that govern the realm of argument concerned.

The Mental and the Physical

Thus we have ideals of justice and equality. Karen marked it as to-read Oct 13, Return to Book Page.


Mental Causation as Multiple Causation. Still, pbysical are worth considering, especially since they contain some interesting applications and extensions of the logical empiricist agenda.

Herbert Feigl, The ‘mental’ and the ‘physical’ – PhilPapers

Agnes marked it as to-read Dec 09, Harvard University Press, pp. The ‘Mental’ and the ‘ It is often lumped together with the views of U. Moreover, Feigl and Blumberg maintained that even the concepts of the empirical sciences are such as can be subject to a purely formal, logical, reconstruction. This meant, in the first place, that the corroboration of the philosophically outlined monism had to be provided, not by philosophical analysis again, but by the factual sciences themselves.

From to he served as an associate professor at the University of Iowa.

The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’: The Essay and the Postscript

The all-embracing idea, though, came from the eighteenth century: Austin Mann marked it as to-read Feb 29, These truth conditions, in turn, are treated compositionally: David Papineau – – In Sophie C.

In order to counter these objections one would have to show how semantics i. Concerning the principle of induction itself, Feigl like his teacher Schlick saw no other possibility than to interpret it as a pragmatic or operational maxim.


Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science. Furthermore, it should be emphasized that Feigl, together with Paul Meehl, energetically promoted the revalorization of psychology as a serious academic discipline. K rated it liked it Aug 23, It was in the book Feiggl und Erfahrung in der Physik that Feigl reflected on the philosophical significance of quantum mechanics.

This view does not have the disadvantage of the Spinozistic doctrine of the unknown or unknowable third of which the mental and the physical are aspects. Selected Writings, —Robert S.

Stephen marked it as to-read Jul 14, But, Feigl maintains, that does not make them arbitrary: We regretted that Schlick had abandoned his early critical realism, and we tried to reinstate it in a more defensible form.

The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’: 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.