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PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS                   ISSN 2043-0728

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Issue No. 219 19th January 2018

CONTENTS

Edited by Terence Edward

I. 'The Loving Superego: A Defence of Freud's Moral Naturalism' by Ching-wa Wong

II. 'The definition of systematizing in S. Baron-Cohen's gender and autism research' by Terence Edward

III. 'Is Intentionality the Argument for Substance Dualism?' by Jani Koskela

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IV. 'Blogs by members of Pathways and the ISFP' by Geoffrey Klempner

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EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

This month's issue of Philosophical Pathways features articles that participate in the interaction between philosophy and empirical research. What can philosophy contribute in such interactions? Philosophy has long been interested in clarifying concepts that we rely on, notably by giving definitions. One way in which philosophy can contribute is by clarifying concepts and conceptions that empirical researchers rely on. Another way is by raising puzzles that arise in relation to such a concept or conception [...]

(c) Terence Edward 2018

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I. 'THE LOVING SUPEREGO: A DEFENCE OF FREUD'S MORAL NATURALISM' BY CHING-WA WONG

Against Freud's well-known moral scepticism, some philosophers suggest that it is possible to construct a "rationalist" version of psychoanalytic theory, to the effect that a person's mature moral sense is grounded not so much on infantile desires as on his developed rational capacities. This paper examines specifically the argument for "a rational superego" given by David Velleman, a proposer of this rationalist project, with a view of showing that it is faulty [...]

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(c) Ching-wa Wong 2018

Email: sscwwong@polyu.edu.hk

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II. 'THE DEFINITION OF SYSTEMATIZING IN S. BARON-COHEN'S GENDER AND AUTISM RESEARCH' BY TERENCE EDWARD

The professor of psychopathology Simon Baron-Cohen is well-known for his thesis that males are on average better at systematizing than empathizing and females are on average better at empathizing than systematizing. In this paper, I note an ambiguity in how he defines systematizing [...]

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(c) Terence Edward 2018

Email: T.R.Edward@manchester.ac.uk

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III. 'IS INTENTIONALITY THE ARGUMENT FOR SUBSTANCE DUALISM?' BY JANI KOSKELA

In this short article I will review Cartesian dualism and intentionality. The latter has been considered by many as the most convincing argument for Cartesian substance dualism. I will study the relationship between dualism and intentionality, and evaluate whether intentionality really supports such a view [...]

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(c) Jani Koskela 2018

Email: jani.koskela@helsinki.fi

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IV. 'BLOGS BY MEMBERS OF PATHWAYS AND THE ISFP' BY GEOFFREY KLEMPNER

I would like to thank those who responded to my call, in the last issue, for Pathways and ISFP bloggers to come forward.

As this is an ongoing list, I will edit this page as more blogs are added.

Here are the new blogs, in alphabetical order:

Grey Matter Author: Stephen Lumsden https:---

I hit 50 this year, and with that, have decided to learn something new and keep my body and mind in good order. I do not want to get old before my time. There is enough time for that in itself, even on our best behaviour [...]

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rawPhilosophy Author: Wyle Tan https:---

There are many possible interpretations for a text or a discourse. Much like improvisations of a song, there's no only one correct performance of a song. Is the original more true than the improvisations? Isn't the so-called original song just another interpretation? [...]

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Philosophy: Links to published works Author: Timothy Ballan http:---

Welcome to the home page of Timothy Ballan.  If you came here without knowing much about me, I am a writer (as well as a piano teacher and youth worker) whose creative focuses include instrumental music, philosophy, poetry, and (often plotless) short stories.  This site currently hosts samples of my work in these and other areas [...]

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There are more philosophy related links at https:---. Keep the URLs coming!

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2018

Email: klempner@fastmail.net


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