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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
Bitbol, Michel
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: 13 Sep 2015 15:23
Item ID: 889
Public Domain: No

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