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Grounding, Conceivability, and the Mind-Body Problem

Khudairi (Bowen), Hasen (Tim) (2016) Grounding, Conceivability, and the Mind-Body Problem. Synthese. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0039-7857

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This paper challenges the soundness of the two-dimensional conceivability argument against the derivation of phenomenal truths from physical truths (cf. Chalmers, 1996; 2010) in light of a hyperintensional regimentation of the ontology of consciousness. The regimentation demonstrates how ontological dependencies between truths about consciousness and about physics cannot be witnessed by epistemic constraints, when the latter are recorded by the conceivability -- i.e., the epistemic possibility -- thereof. Generalizations and other aspects of the philosophical significance of the hyperintensional regimentation are further examined.

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Khudairi (Bowen), Hasen (Tim)hasen.khudairi@gmail.com0000-0003-1726-6123
Keywords: Consciousness; Grounding; Conceivability; Epistemic Two-dimensional Truthmaker Semantics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Depositing User: Timothy (Hasen) Bowen (Khudairi)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 23:51
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 09:12
Item ID: 22978
Journal or Publication Title: Synthese
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Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Date: 2016
Page Range: pp. 1-8
ISSN: 0039-7857

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