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Journal Article

Objectivism and Interactionism

Joseph Margolis
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 33, No. 1/2 (Mar. - Jun., 1966), pp. 118-123
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/186447
Page Count: 6
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Abstract

The views of linguistic analysts and objectivists are explored with regard to the question of interactionism. It is argued that the admission of a logical difference between explanation by cause and explanation by motive cannot disqualify causal explanations of human action, cannot be construed as challenging the competence of science, and cannot count against interactionism. It is also argued that objectivist programs for eliminating mentalistic concepts either implicitly admit interactionism or cannot distinguish relevantly between interactionism and parallelism.

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