Monthly Archives: March 2011

Searle’s Pyrrhic Victory For Biological Naturalism

Jaegwon Kim claims that Biological Naturalism is a causally overdetermined description of the mind. Basically, he notes that BN holds that all mental states are caused by neuronal processes while some of them are also caused by previous mental states. … Continue reading

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The priority of the ready-to-hand

In establishing the relationship between readiness-to-hand and presence-at-hand, we must first get clear on the meanings of these two terms. I will deal with a basic description of each in turn, but first I will make some preliminary remarks about … Continue reading

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