The Significance and the Limitations of Auditory Models. Bergson and Strawson

  • Milič Čapek
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 7)


The claim that microphysical events are ‘proto-mental entities’ may well cause alarm. Nothing sounds more suspicious and irrational than the phrase ‘introspective models in physics’. The fear of being charged with relapsing into primitive animism or pre-Socratic hylozoism prevents many serious thinkers from considering such an approach at all. The previous trend in physics, which for the last three and one-half centuries tended progressively to eliminate allsubjective elements from our scheme of the physical world, seemingly excludes any usefulness of the introspective models in physics or in the philosophy of physics.


Physical World Modern Physic Auditory Quality Auditory Experience Auditory Model 
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