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Non-reductivism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind

D'Oro, G and Giladi, P and Papazoglou, A (2018) Non-reductivism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind. Inquiry. ISSN 0020-174X

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Abstract

This paper discusses the metaphilosophical assumptions that have dominated analytic philosophy of mind, and how they gave rise to the central question that the best-known forms of non-reductivism available have sought to answer, namely: how can mind fit within nature? Its goal is to make room for forms of non-reductivism that have challenged the fruitfulness of this question, and which have taken a different approach to the so-called “placement” problem. Rather than trying to solve the placement problem, the forms of non-reductivism discussed in this paper have put pressure on the metaphilosophical assumptions that have given rise to the question of the place of mind in nature in the first instance.

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