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Aligning the free-energy principle with Peirce's logic of science and economy of research
Davoody Benı, Majıd; Pietarinen, Ahti-Veikko (2021-09-01)
The paper proposes a way to naturalise Charles S. Peirce's conception of the scientific method, which he specified in terms of abduction, deduction and induction. The focus is on the central issue of the economy of researc...
Structures in Physics and Neuroscience Structural Realism and the Unity of Science
Davoody Benı, Majıd; Northoff, Georg (2021-08-01)
We offer to extend structural realism into the field of mind and brain studies. The naturalised metaphysics of structural realism has been defined in terms of unification of sciences. The unification program has been carri...
Victimhood in Bataille’s Reading of Sade and in Popular Sovereignty
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (2021-07-01)
This article reveals three aspects of victimhood in Bataille’s reading of Sade (of the other, of the self, and Sade’s language) and relates them to some of Bataille’s metaphysical and political notions: the impossi...
On the politics of ugliness.
İbrahimhakkıoğlu, Fulden (2021-06-01)
Minority rights and public autonomy: A nonculturalist argument for accommodating ethno-cultural diversity
Karademir, Aret (2021-04-01)
Ethno-cultural minority rights have been regarded as a part of human rights since the last decade of the twentieth century. These rights are often formulated in predominantly culturalist terms. Citing the importance of cul...
Agency, Causation, and Empiricism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-03-01)
Price claims that the agency theory of causation could be understood as a sophisticated form of either realism or empiricism (but not a simple-minded form of any of them). In this paper, I argue that the agency theory coul...
A critical analysis of Markovian monism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-02-01)
Free Energy Principle underlies a unifying framework that integrates theories of origins of life, cognition, and action. Recently, FEP has been developed into a Markovian monist perspective (Friston et al. in BC 102: 227-2...
Who’s the Real Paul Masson? Personal Non-Identity in Deleuze’s Orson Welles
Shores, Corry Michael (2021-02-01)
On the Underpinning Mechanisms of (Epistemically) Reliable Processes
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-02-01)
The paper aims to evaluate the success of two different philosophical interpretations of prediction error minimisation theory in dissolving a notorious problem of philosophy, i.e., the New Evil Demon Problem (NED). In this...
A Novel Reading of Thomas Nagel’s “Challenge” to Physicalism
Tümkaya, Serdal (2021-02-01)
In passing remarks, some commentators have noted that for Nagel, physicalism is true. It has even been argued that Nagel seeks to find the best path to follow to achieve future physicalism. I advance these observations by ...
Dynamis and Energeia in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Ünlü, Hikmet (2021-02-01)
This paper offers an interpretation of Aristotle's concepts of dynamis and energeia (commonly translated as potentiality and actuality) and of the thematic progression of Metaphysics IX. I first raise the question of where...
Nörofelsefe İndirgemeci mi Yoksa Eleyici midir?
Tümkaya, Serdal (2021-01-01)
Kaç Tane Metafelsefi Yaklaşım Vardır?
Tümkaya, Serdal (2021-01-01)
Aristotle on Melissus on Infinity
Güremen, Refik (2021-01-01)
© 2021 Australasian Journal of Philosophy.This paper claims that the argument that Aristotle seems to ascribe to Melissus in Physics III.6 about infinity is different from Melissus’ original argument. On scrutiny, it turns...
Cognitive Penetration and Cognitive Realism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-01-01)
Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press.The paper addresses the issue of theory-ladenness of observation/experimentation. Motivated by a naturalistic reading of Thomas Kuhn's insights into ...
Analitik Felsefe Diye Bir Felsefe Okulu Var Mıdır?
Tümkaya, Serdal (2020-12-01)
Analitik gelenek kendisini diğer felsefi okullardan berraklık, kesinlik, mantıksal titizlik ve daraltılmış odaklı olmak gibi özelliklerle ayırt etmeye çalışmıştır. Buna rağmen analitik felsefe büyük kümesinin içerisinde ba...
An integrative explanation of action
Benı, Majıd Davoody (Elsevier BV, 2020-12-01)
The Predictive Processing Theory (PP) and its foundational Free Energy Principle (FEP) provide a unifying theoretical groundwork that subsumes theories of perception, cognition, and action. Recently Colin Klein (2018) cont...
An Algorithmic Metaphysics of Self-Patterns
Benı, Majıd Davoody (Frontiers Media SA, 2020-12-01)
The paper draws on an algorithmic criterion to demonstrate that the self (as initially described in Shaun Gallagher's a pattern theory of self) is a composite, scattered, and patterned object. It also addresses the questio...
Instantaneous Consciousness of Time: Reconsidering Dainton’s Model of the Specious Present in the Context of Husserl’s and Broad’s Models
Shores, Corry Michael (2020-12-01)
In his book The Stream of Consciousness, Barry Dainton proposes his “overlap model” to explain the phenomenon of continuous time without succumbing to the problems of previous models, such as the ones by Edmund Husse...
Phaidon’da ruhun ölümsüzlüğü: karşıtların döngüselliği argümanı (70c-72a)
Güremen, Refik (2020-10-01)
Bu yazı, Phaidon diyaloğunda Sokrates’in ruhun ölümsüzlüğünü ispatlamak için öne sürdüğü argümanlardan biri olan Karşıtların Döngüselliği argümanını değerlendirmektedir. Argümanın merkez terimleri olan “yaşıyor olma” ve “...
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