Concepts, Theories, and the Mind-Body Problem (Minnesota by Herber Feigl, Michael Scriven, Grover Maxwell

By Herber Feigl, Michael Scriven, Grover Maxwell

Ideas, Theories, and the Mind-Body challenge used to be first released in 1958. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

This is quantity II of the Minnesota reports within the Philosophy of technology, a chain released in cooperation with the Minnesota middle for Philosophy of technology on the college of Minnesota. The sequence editors are Herbert Feigl and Grover Maxwell, who're additionally co-editors, with Michael Scriven, of this volume.

The ten papers by way of 11 authors which make up the content material of this quantity are the results of collaborative examine of the heart in philosophical and methodological difficulties of technological know-how in most cases and psychology particularly. The individuals are Paul Oppenheim, Hilary Putnam, Carl G. Hempel, Michael Scriven, Arthur Pap, Wilfrid Sellars,

H. Gavin Alexander, P.F. Strawson, Karl Zener, Herbert Feigl, and Paul E. Meehl. furthermore, an intensive dialogue of "Internationality and the Mental" through Wilfrid Sellars and Roderick Chisholm is gifted in an appendix.
In a evaluate of this quantity the magazine Psychiatric Quarterly commented: "These essays won't turn out effortless for the layman to learn, yet he can not often fail to discover his attempt rewarded if he's power. For the pro behavioral scientist elevated wisdom and caution—in his use of clinical language, and wondering clinical theory—should result."

One of the papers during this quantity, "The 'Mental' and the 'Physical'" via Herbert Feigl, has been released via the collage of Minnesota Press with extra dialogue via Dr. Feigl as a separate e-book, The "Mental" and the "Physical": The Essay and a Postscript.

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