By P. Hutchinson
Enticing with present study within the philosophy of feelings, either analytic and continental, the writer argues that reductionist debts of feelings go away us in a country of poverty concerning our realizing of our global and of ourselves.
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He might retract his claim to have dispensed with metaphysics, but claim that his metaphysics is supported and legitimated by scientific experiments, or current scientific knowledge. He might cite Keil’s experiments as showing that humans psychologically develop to group objects in nature into categories according to the unobservable underlying causal homeostatic mechanism. Let us take this imagined defence by Griffiths seriously and examine whether those experiments justify his metaphysics. 5.
The phenomenological differences are not only crucial to people in their day-to-day lives, but the understanding and harnessing of such differences has led to scientific advance such as steam power, to employ a somewhat dated though socially, historically, and scientifically significant example. The point to take from this criticism is that invocation of microstructure is not necessarily invocation of essence. Or put another way, what we take to be something’s essence is itself pragmatically informed.
There she discusses contemporary ethics and the concept of ‘human being’. She notes McDowell’s remark regarding some evaluative concepts having no descriptive content discernible in abstraction from their evaluative content. She progresses to say that ‘human being’ is not such a concept; for we can imagine a non-evaluative, descriptive equivalent: ‘member of the species Homo sapiens’. She notes that what is of interest is not that these two concepts—human being and member of the species Homo sapiens—have the same referent (extension) only different senses, but rather what life with this concept rather than that is like.
Shame and Philosophy: An Investigation in the Philosophy of Emotions and Ethics by P. Hutchinson