Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Analysis: examining a subject by breaking it down into its components.

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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.

 
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David Chalmers
I 77
Analysis/Analyzability/Chalmers: if higher-level properties logically supervene on microphysical structures, the analysis is no problem. But we must look at the intensions of the concepts! Our terms are not suitable for all purposes from the outset. E.g. Are computer viruses alive? Is something book-like, stuck together by chance, a book?
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I 78
E.g. tables can be attached to the wall without legs, etc. (> Definition/Chalmers,> A-Facts, B-Facts).
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I 81
Analysis/Analyzability/Chalmers: Analyzability is given when it can be shown that intensions specify functional or structural properties. Therefore, higher-level facts can in principle be derived from microphysical facts and can be explained reductively.
Analysis/Awareness/Chalmers: the primary intensions of some concepts create problems with regard to conscious experience, e.g. color concepts. (> Circumstances, ideal observers, etc.)


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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.

Cha I
D.Chalmers
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-20