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By David Ludwig

ISBN-10: 3319227378

ISBN-13: 9783319227375

ISBN-10: 3319370774

ISBN-13: 9783319370774

This booklet demanding situations universal debates in philosophy of brain via wondering the framework of placement difficulties in modern metaphysics. the writer argues that placement difficulties come up whilst precisely one primary ontology serves because the base for all entities, and may suggest a pluralist replacement that takes the range of our conceptual assets and ontologies heavily. This basic pluralist account is utilized to matters in philosophy of brain to argue that modern debates in regards to the mind-body challenge are outfitted in this not easy framework of placement problems.

The place to begin is the plurality of ontologies in medical perform. not just do we describe the realm by way of actual, organic, or mental ontologies, yet any severe engagement with clinical ontologies will establish extra particular ontologies in every one area. for instance, there isn't one unified ontology for biology, yet fairly a variety of clinical specializations with diverse ontological wishes. in accordance with this account of scientific perform the writer argues that there's no cause to imagine that ontological unification needs to be attainable in every single place. with no this perfect, the scope of ontological unification seems to be an open empirical query and there's no have to current unification disasters as philosophically confusing “placement problems”.

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