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Science as if situation mattered

Bitbol, Michel (2002) Science as if situation mattered. UNSPECIFIED.

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    When he formulated the program of Neurophenomenology, Francisco Varela suggested a balanced methodological dissolution of the � hard problem � of the philosophy of mind. I show that his dissolution is a paradigm which imposes itself onto seemingly opposite views, including materialist approaches. I also point out that Varela�s revolutionary epistemological ideas are gaining wider acceptance as a side effect of a recent controversy between hermeneutists and eliminativists. Finally, I emphasize a structural parallel between the science of consciousness and the distinctive features of quantum mechanics. This parallel, together with the former convergences, point towards the common origin of the main puzzles of both quantum mechanics and the philosophy of mind: neglect of the constitutive blindspot of objective knowledge.


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    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Michel Guy Simon Bitbol
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 889
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/889

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