Edward Averill

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* In recent decades, an intriguing view of human cognition has garnered increasing support. According to this view, which I will call 'the hypothesis of extended cognition' ('HEC', hereafter), human cognitive processing literally extends into the environment surrounding the organism, and human cognitive states literally comprise—as wholes do their proper(More)
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Despite the current resurgence of modest forms of mind-body dualism, traditional Cartesian immaterial-substance dualism has few if any defenders. This paper argues that no convincing case has been against substance dualism, and that standard objections to it can be credibly answered. I have been a materialist about the mind for forty years, since first I(More)
In an era when health resources are increasingly constrained, international organisations are transitioning from directly managing health services to providing technical assistance (TA) to in-country owners of public health programmes. We define TA as: 'A dynamic, capacity-building process for designing or improving the quality, effectiveness, and(More)
picture: although a property might ultimately be distinct from the causal powers it confers on its instantiations (Shoemaker, 1998, p. 64), those causal powers limn the property's identity. In the words of CTP's leading proponent, Sydney Shoemaker, " The formulation of the causal theory of properties I now favor...says that the causal features of a(More)
H Organizations are now operating within a world marketplace in which quality, key to an acceptable market-share, is dependent upon interaction among employees, including executives and managers. The process system provides the organization as a whole with the most leverage to support people's decisions to achieve the desired organizational performance.(More)
One reason philosophers have addressed the metaphysics of color is its apparent relevance to the sciences concerned with color phenomena. In the light of such thinking, this paper examines a pairing of views that has received much attention: color physicalism and externalism about the content of perceptual experience. It is argued that the latter is a(More)
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