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Ontology vs. Ontogeny: A Dilemma for Identity Theorists

  • Roland Puccetti (a1)

In a recent critical notice Myles Brand dismisses my evolutionary argument against the identity theory on grounds that the counterfactual situation I claim it allows for and cannot explain not actually occurring could never, on that theory, arise.

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1 King-Farlow John and Shiner Roger A. (eds.): “New Essays in the Philosophy of Mind,” Dialogue, Vol. xv, No. 4, December (1976), pp. 679–85.

2 Puccetti Roland, “Physicalism and the Evolution of Consciousness,’ The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Suppl. Vol. No. 1, Pt. 2 (1975), pp. 171–83.

3 Hiller W.F., “Total Left Hemispherectomy for Malignant Glioma,” Neurology (Minneap.), Vol. 4 (1954), pp. 718–21.

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Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue canadienne de philosophie
  • ISSN: 0012-2173
  • EISSN: 1759-0949
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