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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K rated it liked it Aug 23, Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Consequently, we have two kinds of evidence for one and the same type of events.

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David Robb – – Philosophical Quarterly 47 The essay itself is presented here in full, along with the postscript. Reichenbach and I had already opposed the phenomenalistic reduction during the twenties.

Now Professor Feigl takes account of the critical discussions and presents his own comments with herert to the most important points raised in the criticisms. To a large extent inspired by the writings of his academic teacher Moritz Schlick, Feigl delivered important contributions to the philosophical analysis of probability, to the debate over scientific realism, and to the analysis of the mind-body problem.

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Herbert Feigl (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

InFeigl began to study mathematics, physics, and philosophy at the University of Munich. Or, as he himself reports: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science has called the essay “a ‘super-colossal’ thr of the mind-body problem.


To ask other readers questions about The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’please sign up. More precisely, Feigl assumes that, in the case of psychological terms, evidence is derived from direct knowledge by acquaintance, whereas in the case of physical neurophysiological terms evidence is derived from indirect knowledge by description see Feiglp. How Science Tracks TruthLondon: Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’: The Essay and the Postscript by Herbert Feigl

Microphysical Causation and the Case for Physicalism. New York University Press, pp. 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.

Herbert Feigl was an Austrian-born logical empiricist philosopher who published the main part of his writings after his emigration to the United States in Here, they saw the principle advantage over previous, traditional, empiricist accounts of logic and mathematics. Accordingly, reality should be ascribed to whatever is confirmed as having a place herbet the spatiotemporal-causal system.

Mdntal 3Paris: Inhe was granted US citizenship. The essential requirement of empiricism is thus safeguarded. Causation is Macroscopic but Not Irreducible. 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.


As concerns the relationship between ethics and logic, Feigl draws a principled distinction between two kinds of justification: Oliver marked it as to-read May 18, The Minnesota Center was an extremely influential forum in this connection for further details, see Smith After his retirement inFeigl was still active as an organizer of philosophical discussions at his private home.

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Herbert Feigl

Being a scientific philosopher par excellenceFeigl once declared: Sign in Create an account. Mental Causation as Multiple Causation.

As Feigl reported in an unpublished interview, [t]he approximate date of the beginning of the [Vienna Circle] wasbut I do not remember herbertt it was in the spring or in the fall of that year. Analysis of the Mind-Body Problem 5. University of Minnesota Press, pp.

The Mental and the Physical

Together with Albert E. Iman marked it as to-read Aug 28, Selected Works by Feigl A fuller bibliography can be found in Feigl Two things should be noted here. Mental Causation in Philosophy of Mind. They do not serve as phyical basis of scientific or everyday explanation of human behavior.

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