Mind, Matter, and Method

Mind, Matter, and Method

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Mind, Matter, and Method was first published in 1966. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This volume of twenty-six essays by as many contributors is published in honor of Herbert Feigl, professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota and director of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science. Though the majority of the contributors are philosophers, there are also -- as benefits Mr. Feigl's varied intellectual interests -- representatives of psychology, psychoanalysis, and physics. The first group of ten essays deals with the philosophy of mind, particularly with the mind-body problem, to which Mr. Feigl has devoted much attention. The eleven essays in the second part are concerned with problems of philosophical method, especially with induction and confirmation. The third part is comprised of five essays on the philosophy of the physical sciences. A biographical sketch of Mr. Feigl and a bibliography of his writings are also provided.The Nature of the Problem The most basic postulate underlying Newtonian mechanics is that matter can be divided into particles (mass particles) ... In words, for each particle mass X acceleration = applied force. ... position, velocity, acceleration, and perhaps higher-ordered derivatives of its motion, at each instant of time.

Title:Mind, Matter, and Method
Author:Paul Feyerabend, Grover Maxwell
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 1966


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