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Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674251557

Publication Date: 03/25/1997


192 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Introduction [Richard Rorty]
  • An Ambiguity in Sense-Datum Theories
  • Another Language?
  • The Logic of ‘Looks’
  • Explaining Looks
  • Impressions and Ideas: a Logical Point
  • Impressions and Ideas: A Historical Point
  • The Logic of ‘Means’
  • Does Empirical Knowledge Have a Foundation?
  • Science and Ordinary Usage
  • Private Episodes: The Problem
  • Thoughts: The Classical View
  • Our Rylean Ancestors
  • Theories and Models
  • Methodological versus Philosophical Behaviorism
  • The Logic of Private Episodes: Thoughts
  • The Logic of Private Episodes: Impressions
  • Study Guide [Robert Brandom]

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