Ideals of Scientific Explanation and the Nature of Its Objects

Philosophy 310
Bryn Mawr College
Spring, 2003
Mondays, 2-4, Guild 210

14 April
Re-Thinking Philosophy of Science?
IV. Emergence and the Brain: Philosophical Implications

Where we started ... and arrived at:

From Darwin and Emergence

From the brain

Facing up to last week's challenge ...

Idealism?
Not idealism but what ... ?

Pragmatism as a the needed philosophical perspective?

William James, an early darwinist/neurobiologist
What's there? What's needed?




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