The paper reconstructs the genesis of Thomas H. Huxley's hypothesis on the question of consciousness in the framework of his materialistic view. The research is an opportunity to show that Huxley's materialism assumes that the scientific fact on the point is inescapable and that it as a philosophical point of view constitutes the foundation of all other scientific hypotheses. For this reason, we must reject the form of a metaphysical positivism or exasperated materialism, which assuming that the ideal is the data in itself ends up representing an alternative reality and not a representation of real facts from conscious states. In describing this point of view Huxley uses the philosophies of Descartes and Kant, demonstrating that the value of the mind is to be traced on the purely material plane.
|Titolo:||Philosophical Reason and Scientific Reason. The ‘Materialistic’ contribution to the Evolutionary Shift|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|
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