God and other minds pdf
Minds, Other Minds, and the Minds of Gods - Oxford ScholarshipTextbooks in philosophy often refer to the problem of other minds. At a superficial glance it can look as if there is agreement about what the problem is and how we might address it. But on closer inspection one finds there is little agreement either about the problem or the solution to it. Indeed, there is little agreement about whether there is a problem here at all. What seems clear is that there was a period in philosophy, roughly around the mid-twentieth century, when there was much discussion about other minds. The problem here has most commonly been thought to arise within epistemology: how do I know or how can I justify the belief that other beings exist who have thoughts, feelings and other mental attributes?
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God and other minds
Other Minds pp Cite as. We often make do, in philosophy at any rate, with what we have, and the absence of an alternative is, in philosophy, generally fatally seductive. For many philosophers, scientific inference was embraced to deliver them, if not from the bottomless pit of scepticism, at any rate from the analogical inference to other minds. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.
God and other minds by Alvin Plantinga, , Cornell University Press edition, in English.
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Forgot password? Don't have an account? This chapter examines some evolved mental mechanisms that play key roles in the representation of god concepts. God concepts are parasitic on mental mechanisms designed for different though functionally related purposes. At the same time, the counterintuitive properties of god concepts account for their widespread transmission. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.