An Analysis on McGinn’s Mysterianism: Reply to Erhan Demircioglu

TitleAn Analysis on McGinn’s Mysterianism: Reply to Erhan Demircioglu
Publication Type Journal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsIşıkgil, Sena
JournalKilikya Felsefe Dergisi
Issue1
Pagination11 - 18
Date Published2017
ISSN2148-7898
E-ISSN2148-9327
KeywordsColin McGinn, Erhan Demircioglu, cognitive closure, naturalist solution, objective space
Abstract

This paper discusses Erhan Demicioglu’s approach to McGinn’s mysterianism. Demircioglu argues that the reasons why McGinn considers his cognitive closure idea to be true with respect to the solution of the mind-brain problem are not compatible with his claim about the existence of a naturalist solution to the mind-brain problem. However, I consider such a criticism to be theresult of missing some important details in McGinn’s thesis on cognitive closure. In this study by analysing McGinn’s mysterianism I show that no contradiction exists between the reasons why McGinn presented his cognitive closure thesis and the existence of a naturalist solution to the mind-body problem.

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