Feb 29, 2024

Thing in itself

Posted by in categories: biological, mathematics, neuroscience

Alex Rosenberg is professor of Philosophy at Duke University and has made several important contributions to the philosophy of science, biology, and social science.

0:00 intro.
2:53 scientism.
5:09 naturalism and the manifest image.
7:25 pragmatism.
10:40 intentionality.
12:38 objections to eliminativism and truth.
14:35 consciousness.
16:50 biological functions, purposes, and the selected effects theory.
22:28 reductionism.
28:05 causality.
31:02 multiple realizability.
35:13 math.
39:45 morality.
44:51 humanism, art, and history.

Alex Rosenberg’s website:

Alex Rosenberg Books:
Reduction and Mechanism (2020)
How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories (2018)
The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life Without Illusions (2011)
Darwinian Reductionism (2006)
Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (2000)

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