Essays about: "Naturalism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 essays containing the word Naturalism.

  1. 1. Is Searle a Property Dualist?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Filosofiska institutionen

    Author : Felix Schröder; [2019]
    Keywords : John Searle; biological naturalism; reduction; consciousness; property dualism; mental causation; causality; physicalism; philosophy of mind; epiphenomenalism; overdetermination;

    Abstract : It has often been argued that John Searle’s theory of mind, biological naturalism, due to its commitment to mental irreducibility amounts to no more than disguised property dualism. I suggest that a thorough analysis of Searle’s somewhat unusual views on the nature of reduction reveals this irreducibility to be not a metaphysical relation between mental properties and physical but one concerned only with the semantics of the respective terms used to refer to these. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making Carolean Theatre Real : Johan Sylvius’s painted performances and their surroundings in the Drottningholm Palace

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för kultur och estetik

    Author : Clara Strömberg; [2019]
    Keywords : Sylvius; Tessin; Hedvig Eleonora; Drottningholm; performativity; reception aesthetics; Carolean autocracy; power relations; Baroque; seventeenth-century; Sylvius; Tessin; Hedvig Eleonora; Drottningholm; performativitet; receptionsestetik; Karolinska enväldet; maktrelationer; barock; sextonhundratalet.;

    Abstract : The thesis concerns the artworks by Johan Sylvius in the staircase, upper vestibule, upper north guard room and upper gallery of the Drottningholm Palace, as painted performances. They are studied as performative cultural encounters with a historically situated beholder but will also be regarded in relation to their spatial and artistic surrounding. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Panpsychist Worldview : Challenging the Naturalism-Theism Dichotomy

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Edwin Oldfield; [2019]
    Keywords : Worldviews; Panpsychism; Theism; Naturalism; Consciousness; Ultimate reality; emergentism; The combination problem; eliminative materialism;

    Abstract : The discussion of worldviews is today dominated by two worldviews, Theism and Naturalism, each with its own advantages and problems. Theism has the advantage of accommodating the individual with existential answers whilst having problems with integrating more recent scientific understandings of the universe. READ MORE

  4. 4. Artificial Intelligence: The implications of current technological developments for Harry Collins epistemological theory and his critique of the possibilities of a general AI.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori

    Author : Marita Isaksson; [2018-10-29]
    Keywords : Harry Collins; artificial intelligence; epistemology;

    Abstract : Social constructivism and Harry Collins epistemological theory put focus on the sociology ofscientific knowledge, scientific practice and the nature of expertise. From his theory, inspired byLudwig Wittgenstein’s ‘forms of life’ and David Bloor’s strong programme, Collins has from thenineties until today argued against the possibilities of creating a general artificial intelligence, whichcan be compared with any cognitive functions that a human accommodates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Humanitarian Intervention in History - An Analysis of the Historical Evolution of the Doctrine

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Mikaela Gisslén; [2018]
    Keywords : International Law; Legal History: Humanitarian Intervention; Just War Tradition; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Våldsförbudet i artikel 2.4 i FN- stadgan är en av de viktigaste reglerna inom internationell rätt, det finns bara två undantag till regeln. Det pågår dock en diskussion gällande ifall humanitär intervention ska anses som ytterligare ett legalt undantag till våldsförbudet. READ MORE