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The Mind-Body Problem in the Origin of Logical Empiricism: Herbert Feigl and Psychophysical Parallelism

Heidelberger, Michael (2003) The Mind-Body Problem in the Origin of Logical Empiricism: Herbert Feigl and Psychophysical Parallelism. [Book Chapter]

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In the 19th century, "Psychophysical Parallelism" was the most popular solution of the mind-body problem among physiologists, psychologists and philosophers. (This is not to be mixed up with Leibnizian and other cases of "Cartesian" parallelism.) The fate of this non-Cartesian view, as founded by Gustav Theodor Fechner, is reviewed. It is shown that Feigl's "identity theory" eventually goes back to Alois Riehl who promoted a hybrid version of psychophysical parallelism and Kantian mind-body theory which was taken up by Feigl's teacher Moritz Schlick..

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:mind-body problem, psychophysical parallelism, double-aspect theory, identity theory, logical empiricism, dualism, Cartesianism, psychophysics, neural correlate, Herbert Feigl
Subjects:Psychology > Psychophysics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
Philosophy > Epistemology
ID Code:5600
Deposited By:Heidelberger, Prof. Michael
Deposited On:14 Jul 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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