|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.
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse Hamburg 2011
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996
Constructing the World Oxford 2014