The Demarcation between Philosophy and Science

Croatian Journal of Philosophy 29 (2):131-146 (2010)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This paper is based on a criterion recently proposed by Richard Fumerton for demarcating philosophy of mind and cognitive science. I suggest to extend it to a demarcation criterion between philosophy and science in general, and put it in the context of the historical changes of boundaries between the philosophical and the scientifi c fi eld. I point to a number of philosophical claims and approaches that have been made utterly obsolete by the advancement of science, and conjecture that a similar thing may happen in the future with today’s philosophy of mind: under the supposition that cognitive science manages to progress very successfully in a certain direction, our concepts for mental states could change, and the type of philosophical interest we put in them, thus reshaping thewhole debate on the subject
ISBN(s)
1333-1108
PhilPapers/Archive ID
FERTDB
Upload history
First archival date: 2016-09-07
Latest version: 1 (2016-09-07)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2011-01-09

Total views
161 ( #29,479 of 56,119 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
19 ( #36,425 of 56,119 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.