Experience and science: Eddington's two tables problem

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2019
Ekemen, Cengi
The primary aim of this thesis is to analyze Eddington’s ‘two tables’ problem. The analysis has been carried forward with respect to the framework Sellars provides: the manifest image and the scientific image. The only difference between the manifest image and the scientific image, according to Sellars, is the postulation of imperceptibles. This difference between the images has been criticized by the scientific antirealist position, constructive empiricism. After constructive empiricism is discussed, the dissimilarity between the images is examined in the context of the integration problem between psychology and neuroscience with respect to the positions, eliminative materialism and functionalism. Finally, the analysis rests on the constructive empiricist approach regarding the integration problem between psychology and neuroscience.
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C. Ekemen, “ Experience and science: Eddington’s two tables problem,” Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Philosophy., 2019.