|Explanation: making a statement in relation to an event, a state, a change or an action that was described before by a deviating statement. The statement will often try to involve circumstances, history, logical premises, causes and causality. See also description, statements, theories, understanding, literal truth, best explanation, causality, cause, completeness._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|Chalmers I 13
Explanation/Freud/Chalmers: although Freud did not make it explicit, it seems that he tried to explain the notions of desire and belief causally.
Accessibility/Freud/Chalmers: Explicitly, he recognized that accessibility to consciousness is not essential to a stat’s relevance in the explanation of behaviour. That conclusion relies on a notion of mentality that is independent of phenomenal notions.
Consciousness/Freud/Chalmers: a new ”objective” brand of psychological explanation was developed, with no room for consciousness in its explanations.
_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse Hamburg 2011
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996
Constructing the World Oxford 2014