Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):15-18 (2013)

Vadim Vasilyev
Moscow State University
This article attempts to summarize a few criteria of progress in philosophy—clarifying problems; rejecting false theories; opening new perspectives in familiar fields; inventing new arguments or thought experiments; and so on—and to apply them to contemporary philosophy of mind. As a result, the article concludes that while some progress was obvious in the past fifty years, there is much work yet to be done. It then tries to outline a transformation of conceptual analysis needed for further developments in this field. The author argues that conceptual analysis might be revived if it is treated as a clarification of the relations among our natural beliefs
Keywords mind‐body problem  consciousness  progress in philosophy  conceptual analysis  criteria of progress  metaphilosophy
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12014
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