A Defense of the Knowledge Argument

@article{Gertler1999ADO,
  title={A Defense of the Knowledge Argument},
  author={Brie Gertler},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={1999},
  volume={93},
  pages={317-336}
}
Paul Churchland distinguishes two approaches to the study of mind. [On] “the top-down approach” one starts with our current understanding of what intelligent creatures do, and then asks what sort of underlying operations could possibly produce or account for such cognitive activities. In sharp contrast, [methodological materialism] starts at the opposite end of the spectrum, and is called the “bottom-up approach”. The basic idea is that cognitive activities are ultimately just activities of the… Expand
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