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Reflection, Intelligibility, and Leibniz’s Case Against Materialism Julia Borcherding, New York University Abstract Leibniz’s claim that it is possible for us to gain metaphysical knowledge through reflection on the self has intrigued many commentators, but it has also often been criticized as

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4 MATERIALISM AND PHENOMENAL CONSCIOUSNESS Ever since Descartes’s times, philosophers have sought to undermine materialism about the mental on the basis of so-called conceivability arguments. Such argu- ments typically proceed from the conceivability of a dualist thesis to the conclusion that

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) and as such associated with God, the maximally active being. The result of this logical-metaphysical operation is a ontotheological theory that could be identified, alternatively, as materialism, pantheism, or panentheism. According to the first interpretation, David would fit the bill as a

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Franz Petrys 1916 erschienene Schrift zum sozialen Gehalt der Marxschen Werttheorie widmet sich mit bemerkenswerter Klarheit der systematischen Bedeutung des Marxschen Wertbegriffs für seine Konzeption wirtschaftlicher und sozialer Verhältnisse. Die Abhandlung macht über diesen zentralen Begriff die Marxsche Sozialtheorie insgesamt und deren Konzeptionalisierung ökonomischer Geltungsverhältnisse zum Gegenstand. Petrys Auseinandersetzung erfolgt noch vor der Kanonisierung der Marxrezeption in den 1920er Jahren, weshalb sie von den für diese Zeit zunehmend prägenden ideologischen Interventionen und politischen Abhängigkeiten weitgehend unbeeinflusst ist. Sie formuliert ihre kritische Analyse weder aus einer dezidiert liberalen Perspektive noch von einem marxistischen Standpunkt, sondern ist vielmehr unter Rückgriff auf Positionen von Riehl und Rickert vordringlich durch die neukantianische Wissenschaftstheorie geprägt.

Reflection, Intelligibility, and Leibniz’s Case Against Materialism Julia Borcherding, New York University Abstract Leibniz’s claim that it is possible for us to gain metaphysical knowledge through reflection on the self has intrigued many commentators, but it has also often been criticized as

In: From Leibniz to Kant
This collection of essays intends to give an overview over new work on determinism in physics and biology. What is controversial in this area is not much the concept of determinism but rather the question whether certain theories ought to be qualified as deterministic or indeterministic. Thus most of the contributors focus on particular theories in physics or biology. Thomas Breuer concerns himself with recent developments in quantum mechanics. Claus Kiefer discusses the implications of various theories of gravitation for the concept of determinism. Bruno Eckhardt’s paper deals with classical and quantum chaos. Andreas Bartels investigates to what extent the determination relation between parts and wholes in physics supports materialism. The papers by Bruce Glymour, Roberta Millstein, Frédéric Bouchard and Alex Rosenberg concern the interpretation of the statistical aspects of evolutionary theory. Finally Ansgar Beckermann deals with the issue of free will. He argues that a biological determinism would not rule out the possibility of human freedom
G.W. Leibniz’s legacy to philosophy is extraordinary for his vast body of work, for his originality and prescience, and for his influence. The aim of this volume is to provide a state-of-the-art exploration of Leibniz’s philosophy and its legacy, especially in the period up to Kant.
The essays collected here offer new insights into signature elements of Leibniz’s thought – the theory of contingency, anti-materialism, the principle of sufficient reason, the metaphysics of substance, and his philosophy of mind – as well as the influence of predecessors such as Lull, Descartes, and Malebranche, the reckoning of his ideas in the works of Wolff and Kant, and the contributions of Clarke, Baumgarten, Meier, Du Châtelet, and others to the content, transmission, and reception of Leibnizian philosophy.
Investigating Eliminative Materialism
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Coherence of Cognitive Closure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 3.3 Experiential Concepts and Other Minds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 3.4 The Problem of Consciousness and Reductive Materialism . . . . . 108 4 Materialism and Phenomenal Consciousness . . . . . . . . . 115 4

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falsity or unintelligibility of reductive materialism. This led us to a discussion of the most prominent contemporary attack on reductive materialism in chapter 4. It was argued that this attack is ineffective and that there is an intelligible account, consonant with reductive materialism, of how mental

In: The Agnostic Stance