Bibliography - under construction

Week 2

McLaughlin, B. (2003). Vitalism and emergence. In T. Baldwin (Ed.), The Cambridge history of philosophy 1870-1945 (pp. 631-639). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Week 3

Bechtel, W., & Abrahamsen, A. A. (forthcoming). Explanation without laws: The mechanist alternative. unpublished, University of California at San Diego.

Machamer, P., Darden, L., & Craver, C. F. (2000). Thinking about mechanisms. Philosophy of Science, 67, 1-25.

Week 4

Hughes, J. J. (1995). Brain death and technological change: Personal identity, neural prostheses and uploading. Retrieved September 27, 2004, from

Lane, B., & Dunstan, R. (1995). Euthanasia: the debate continues. Retrieved September 27, 2004, from

Week 5

Chalmers, D. (2002). Consciousness and its place in nature. In D. Chalmers (Ed.), Philosophy of mind: Classical and contemporary readings (pp. 247-272). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Web version:

Thagard, P., (forthcoming). Consciousness. Ch. 11 of Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science, 2nd edition. MIT Press, Feb. 2005.

Week 6

Wright, C., & Bechtel, W. (forthcoming). Mechanisms. In P. Thagard (Ed.), Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Week 7

Nichols, S. (2002). How psychopaths threaten moral rationalism, or is it irrational to be amoral? The Monist, 85, 285-304.

Greenspan, P. (2003). Responsible psychopaths. Philosophical Psychology, 16, 417-429.

Week 8

Graham, G., & Stephens, G. L. (forthcoming). Minding mental illness. In P. Thagard (Ed.), Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Thagard, P. (1996). The concept of disease: Structure and change. Communication and Cognition, 29, 445-478.

Week 9

Thagard, P. (2003). Pathways to biomedical discovery. Philosophy of Science, 70, 235-254.

Week 10

Schafer, J. (2004). Biomedical conflicts of interest: A defence of the sequestration thesis - learning from the cases of Nancy Olivieri and David Healy. Journal of Medical Ethics, 30, 8-24.

Life, Mind, and Disease

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard

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