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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Jake marked it as to-read Jan 27, The Essay and the Postscript by Herbert Feigl.

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Cornell Tne Press, pp. Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 2: 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.

In both cases, the realm of the meaningful is distinguished from these two objectionable regions. That Feigl left a considerable legacy can hardly be denied in this connection. Selected Works by Feigl A fuller bibliography can be found in Feigl Lists with This Book.


Project MUSE – The Mental and the Physical

Feigl and the Vienna Circle 3. Science Logic and Mathematics. Microphysical Causation and the Case for Physicalism.

On Hempel’s Dilemma and the Characterization of the ‘Physical’. It has nothing to do with experience, but only with the internal structure of language. History of Western Philosophy.

The Mental and the Physical

Two things should be noted here. Whereas the latter had their place in experience and experiential science, the former belonged to logic and mathematics. Reprinted in Feiglpp. Sign in to use this feature. According to the early, logical positivist, conceptions of language and science, the meaning of a proposition must be anchored in observable facts. Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative.

In a nutshell, Schlick, in his General Theory of Knowledge ;had argued that the difference of the mental geigl the physical is a difference between two conceptual systems and not a difference between two areas of reality. Manos Katsoulakis herbeft it as to-read Dec 16, Consequently, we have two kinds of evidence for one and the same type of events.

In order to counter these objections one would have to show how semantics i.


Herbert Feigl (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Thus, not only mental states, but also the diverse physical magnitudes like mass, pressure, gravitational field intensity, etc. Richard marked it as to-read Dec 05, Stephen marked it as to-read Jul 14, Phhsical Hanying marked it as to-read Oct 27, These truth conditions, in turn, are treated compositionally: Preface to Essay pp. Personal StatementsNew York: Accordingly, reality should be ascribed to whatever is confirmed as having a place in the spatiotemporal-causal system.

There he founded in the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science which was hdrbert 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. In particular his focusing on the semantic notions of reference and truth turned out as menhal for the following development, as it is represented in the programmatically diverse writings of Richard Boyd, Larry Laudan, and specifically Hilary Putnam.