Philosophical Darwinism: On the Origin of Knowledge by Means of Natural Selection

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INDEX

a
abstraction, capability of 221 ff.
abundance, concept of 166
act of faith 6
adaptation, concept of 86 , 153 , 160 , 164 f., 172 f., 212
adequacy of knowledge 185 ff.
adverbial conditions 30
Agassi, Joseph 216
Alexander, R.D. 25
algorithms, concept of 30
alternity, concept of 241 n52
altruism, evolution of 170
Alzheimer’s disease 189
amplifiers 58
anarchy, metaphysical 223
animals 17 , 86 , 123 , 168
Anthropic Principle 197 f.
anthropocentricity 108
anthropomorphism 69
antinomies 14 f.
anti-realism 227 f.
anxiety, free floating 40 ;
ontological 27 , 190 , 196 , 189 f.;
philosophical 188 ff.
Apel, Karl-Otto 108
apes 24
a posteriori, concept of 156
appearance, concept of 6
appearances, save die 227 , 229
a priori, concept of 142 , 148 , 151 , 152 , 156 , 167 , 199 , 206 , 210
Aquinas, St Thomas 58 , 85 , 186
arationality assumption 129
Aristotle 112
Armstrong, David 38 , 223
Archimedean point 173 ;
see also Olympian stance;
nowhere, view from
Artificial Intelligence 73 ff., 235 n90
Ashby, W. Ross 157
atomic facts 100
aura of states of mind 48
Austin, J.L. 166
authenticity 103 f.
authority 5
automagical links 83
autonomy 103 f.
autophenomenology 61 ;
see also predicates
Ayer, A.J. 237 n4

b
bad faith, phenomenon of 104
Bacon, Francis vii , 82 , 86 , 96 , 127 , 165 , 213
Baudelaire, Charles 40
behaviour, computation of 77
behaviourism 203
beliefs 59 f.;
false, role of 25 ;
non-cogni-tive purpose of 169 ;
social function of 163
Benedict, Ruth 134
Bennett, Jonathan 18
Berger, Peter 109
Berkeley, Bishop 87 , 159 , 164 , 197 , 227
Bewusstseinslagen44
Big Bang 1 , 6 , 132
biology, absorption of by physics 195 ;
autonomy of 192 ff.;
concept of vii ;
philosophical importance of vii , 183 , 187 , 191 ff., 205 , 228
Blackmore, John 100
Bloch, Maurice 122
Bloor, David 108 , 127
Bodin, Jean 92
body-mind problem 70 f.
Boltzmann, Ludwig, positivism and 97 f.
bonding, social 169
Bossuet, Jacques Bénigne 92
Brentano, Franz 9 , 31
bricolage, concept of 167

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction - Cognitive Conditions 1
  • 1 - Man’s Glassy Essence 28
  • 2 - The Dubious Credentials of Positivism 81
  • 3 - The Lure of Sociology 103
  • 4 - The Nature of the Mirror 137
  • 5 - The View from Somewhere 185
  • Notes 230
  • Index 246
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