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Two Dogmas of Neo‐Empiricism

Machery, Edouard (2006) Two Dogmas of Neo‐Empiricism. Philosophy Compass, 1 (4). 398 - 412. ISSN 1747-9991

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article critically examines the contemporary resurgence of empiricism (or “neo‐empiricism”) in philosophy, psychology, neuropsychology, and artificial intelligence. This resurgence is an important and positive development. It is the first time that this centuries‐old empiricist approach to cognition is precisely formulated in the context of cognitive science and neuroscience. Moreover, neo‐empiricists have made several findings that challenge amodal theories of concepts and higher cognition. It is argued, however, that the theoretical foundations of and the empirical evidence for neo‐empiricism are not as strong as is usually claimed by its proponents. The empirical evidence for and against neo‐empiricism is discussed in detail.</jats:p>


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Machery, Edouardmachery@pitt.eduMACHERY
Date: July 2006
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy Compass
Volume: 1
Number: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Page Range: 398 - 412
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2006.00030.x
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1747-9991
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 20:01
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2023 17:55


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