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Mind, Matter, and Method

Essays in Philosophy and Science in Honor of Herbert Feigl

Paul K. Feyerabend and Grover Maxwell, editors

Mind, Matter, and Method
Mind, Matter, and Method

Herbert Feigl was born in 1902 in Reichenberg (then in Austria-Hungary) in the area of the Sudetenland which is now a part of Czechoslovakia. In the early years of his career he studied at the University of Vienna and taught at the Peoples Institute (University of Vienna Extension). There he participated in the famous Vienna Circle of philosophers. In 1930 he migrated to the United States, first teaching at the State University of Iowa and later working, under a Rockefeller fellowship, at Columbia and Harvard universities. He was appointed a professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota in 1940 and was the longtime director of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science.

Paul K. Feyerabend was professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Grover Maxwell was professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota.

Mind, Matter, and Method

Table of Contents

HERBERT FEIGL: A Biographical Sketch by Paul K. Feyerabend

Part I. Philosophy of Mind and Related Issues

FEIGL ON THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM by Bruce Aune
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL: Identity versus Sameness by May Brodbeck
THE PSYCHOANALYST AND HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE by Rudolf Ekstein
A TASK FOR PHILOSOPHERS by Wolfgang Kohler
WHY ISN'T THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM ANCIENT? by Wallace I. Matson
THE COMPLEAT AUTOCEREBROSCOPIST: A Thought-Experiment on Professor Feigl's Mind-Body Identity Thesis by Paul E. Meehl
FREE WILL by Carroll C. Pratt
THE LIMITATIONS OF THE IDENTITY THEORY by Michael Scriven
THE REFUTATION OF PHENOMENALISM: Prolegomena to a Defense of Scientific Realism by Wilfrid Sellars
QUANTIFYING THE SENSORY EXPERIENCE by S. S. Stevens

Part II. Induction, Confirmation, and Philosophical Method

CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS by Charles E. Bures
PROBABILITY AND CONTENT MEASURE by Rudolf Carnap
AGAIN THE PARADIGM by Antony Flew
THE FALSIFIABILITY OF A COMPONENT OF A THEORETICAL SYSTEM by Adolf Griinbaum
THE PROBLEM OF INDUCTION by Victor Kraft
CRITERIA OF MEANING AND OF DEMARCATION by Grover Maxwell
ON KNOWLEDGE OF VALUES by Stephen C. Pepper
A THEOREM ON TRUTH-CONTENT by Karl R. Popper
VERIFIABILITY AND LOGIC by Wesley C. Salmon
PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENTIFIC PLAUSIBILITY by /. /. C. Smart
A CASE FOR TRANSEMPIRICAL AND SUPERNATURALISTIC KNOWLEDGE CLAIMS by Henry B. Veatch

Part III. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences

ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A PERPETUUM MOBILE OF THE SECOND KIND by Paul K. Feyerabend
EQUIVALENCE: The Paradox of Theoretical Analysis by Norwood Russell Hanson
CLASSICAL MECHANICS AS A LIMITING FORM OF QUANTUM MECHANICS by E. L. Hill
RELATIVITY AND THE ATOM by Henryk Mehlberg
LANGUAGE, SPATIAL CONCEPTS, AND PHYSICS by Wolfgang Yourgrau

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
BIBLIOGRAPHY of the Writings of Herbert Feigl, to December 1965

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