|Terminologies: here, special features of the language use of the individual authors are explained._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Colin McGinn on Terminology - Dictionary of Arguments
Definition B-term/McGinn: one for which the question is how its former use was possible.
Definition DIME/terminology/McGinn: domesticated irreducible mystic elimination -
D: the idea that one must domesticate the term B. - The term presents his subject misleading and exaggerates the ontological peculiarity.
I: theory: the term would be irreducible.
M: stands for Magic - accepts the facts of the concept at face value.
E: Elimination: the B-concepts would not be applicable to the world.
Thesis: the Transcendental Naturalism presents (TN) a neglected alternative to domesticated irreducible mystic elimination.
VsDomesticated irreducible mystic elimination: is imprinted on the problem without solving it.
Definiton CAIM/McGinn: combinatorial atomism with lawlike mappings. - According to that a crowd of basic elements obeys given linking principles - E.g. physics, mathematics and linguistics have CAlM (combinatorial atomism with lawlike mappings) character. - New things are explained with linking rules. - McGinn: an indispensable, but unsuitable realization process.
Problem: the contents of the modules (subjects) cannot be applied.
Consciousness is not to be explored by CAlM.
FIN-features (fruitfulness, invulnerability, normativity)/terminology/McGinn: fertility, invulnarability, normativity. Connection with semantics, but not with behavior, brain state, etc._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Problems in Philosophy. The Limits of Inquiry, Cambridge/MA 1993
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996
The Mysteriouy Flame. Conscious Minds in a Material World, New York 1999
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001