Majıd Davoody Benı

Department of Philosophy
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Reinvigorating the Nineteenth Century Scientific Method: A Peirce-pective on Science
Pietarinen, Ahti-Veikko; Davoody Benı, Majıd (2023-10-01)
This paper proposes to recover the topic of the philosophy of scientific method from its late nineteenth-century roots. The subject matter of scientific method sprouted from key inferential ingredients identified by Charle...
Casting inference to the best explanation's lot with active inference
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2023-01-01)
This paper draws on the resources of computational neuroscience (an account of active inference under the free energy principle) to address Bas van Fraassen's bad lot objection to the inference to the best explanation (IBE...
Editorial: Distributed and embodied cognition in scientific contexts
Davoody Benı, Majıd; Pietarinen, Ahti-Veikko; Farina, Mirko (2023-01-01)
The Curious Incident of Indistinguishable Selves A Reply to Nesic
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2022-12-01)
This is a short discussion of Janko Nesic's [2022. "Towards a Neutral-Structuralist Theory of Consciousness and Selfhood." International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1-17], which conveys a critical review of Beni'...
Dosis sola facit venenum: reconceptualising biological realism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2022-12-01)
Richard Levins's (Am Sci 54(4):421-431, 1966) paper sets a landmark for the significance of scientific model-making in biology. Colombo and Palacios (Biol Philos 36(5):1-26. 10.1007/S10539-021-09818-X, 2021) have recently ...
A tale of two architectures free energy, its models, and modularity
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2022-02-01)
The paper presents a model-based defence of the partial functional/informational segregation of cognition in the context of the predictive architecture. The paper argues that the model-relativeness of modularity does not n...
Inflating the social aspects of cognitive structural realism
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2021-09-01)
Inspired by Ronald Giere's (1989, 1992) cognitive approach to scientific models, Cognitive Structural Realism (CSR) has presented a naturalist account of scientific representation (Beni, 2019a). CSR characterises the struc...
Aligning the free-energy principle with Peirce's logic of science and economy of research
Davoody Benı, Majıd (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 (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...
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...
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