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A posteriori physicalists get our phenomenal concepts wrong
Dualists say plausible things about our mental concepts: there is a way of thinking of pain, in terms of how it feels, which is independent of causal role. Physicalists make attractive ontological claims: the world is ...
Function and Organization : Comparing the mechanisms of protein synthesis and natural selection
In this paper, we compare the mechanisms of protein synthesis and natural selection. We identify three core elements of mechanistic explanation: functional individuation, hierarchical nestedness or decomposition, and ...
Making Italian espresso, making espresso Italian
Espresso coffee has become synonymous with Italy, as have those beverages which employ this as a base such as cappuccino and caffè latte. This article examines the processes by which espresso became “Italian” over the ...
What's Missing in Episodic Self-Experience? : A Kierkegaardian Response to Galen Strawson
Galen Strawson has articulated a spectrum of 'temporal temperaments' populated at one end by 'Diachronics,' who experience their selves (understood as a 'present mental entity') as persisting across time, and at the other ...
On the psychology of oppression : blame me on history!
The history I present here is a story of suppression of the existence of a people of which I am part; their memory and history. These are my personal recollections about the Ndebele people in post-colonial Zimbabwe, from ...
ToM Rules, but it is not OK!
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Why the ability hypothesis is best forgotten
According to the knowledge argument, physicalism fails because when physically omniscient Mary first sees red, her gain in phenomenal knowledge involves a gain in factual knowledge. Thus not all facts are physical facts. ...
In defence of narrative
Over the last few decades, a number of influential philosophers, psychologists and others (including Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur) have invoked the notion of narrative as having a central role to ...
Trading options before Black-Scholes : a study of the market in late seventeenth-century London
This article uses data from the ledgers of the financial broker Charles Blunt to explore the market in equity options that emerged in London during the stock market boom of the early 1690s. Blunt's ledgers provide a unique ...