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Meaning : the move from minds to practices
(University of Canterbury. Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2007)
For centuries referential theories of language and meaning have dominated Western philosophy. The idea that noises and scratches become meaningful words and writing by virtue of a mental grasp one has on the referents they ...
Consciousness and feedback. Explaining the coherence of content, and the integration of semantics into syntactic operations
(University of Canterbury. School of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2006)
Despite the shift from dualism to materialism, philosophy of mind and cognitive science still face the challenge of explaining the interaction of the physical and the mental. The language of thought hypothesis, combined ...
A model of mind from the perspective of temporal structuralism
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2009)
Symmetry and symmetry-breaking have, in the last one hundred and fifty years, become incorporated as central explanatory concepts within the natural sciences and mathematics. An abbreviated review of the incorporation of ...
Immanence and Transcendence in the Idealisms of Leibniz and Berkeley.
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities, 2010)
Recent philosophers assess differently the extent to which affinity is to be found between the idealist metaphysics of G. W. Leibniz and George Berkeley. I argue that these figures’ idealisms are indeed strongly aligned. ...