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Some Remarks on Wave Function Monism
Is wave function monism, the view that the wave function completely describes physical objects, a sensible view? GRW, one candidate to solve the measurement problem, might be taken to be an example of such view. I argue ...
On the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics
On the Classical Limits of Physics
(Springer Netherlands, 2009-01)
Contrary to the widespread belief, the problem of the emergence of classical mechanics from quantum mechanics is still open. In spite of many results of the standard approach, it is not yet clear how to explain within ...
Evolutionary Psychology, Meet Developmental Neurobiology: Against Promiscuous Modularity
(Springer Verlag, 2000-12)
Evolutionary psychologists claim that the mind contains “hundreds or thousands” of “genetically specified” modules, which are evolutionary adaptations for their cognitive functions. We argue that, while the adult human ...
Etiological Theories of Function: A Geographical Survey
(Biology and Philosophy, 1998-10)
Formulations of the essential commitment of the etiological theory of functions have varied significantly, with some individual authors' formulations even varying from one place to another. The logical geography of these ...
Confirmation and the Computational Paradigm (or: Why Do You Think They Call It Artificial Intelligence?)
(Springer Verlag, 1993-05)
The idea that human cognitive capacities are explainable by computational models is often conjoined with the idea that, while the states postulated by such models are in fact realized by brain states, there are no type-type ...