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Commentary on “Notes on the Relationship between Persons and Embodiment”, Notes N1 and N2

N.L. Kirsch, J. Jeffrey, & P. Zeiger ============================================================= A. The Conceptual Relationship Between Embodiment and Persons N1. Human embodiment, including neurologically embodied mechanisms, provides for being a person. N1a. Providing for being a Person is to provide for being “an … Continue reading

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Notes on the Relationship between Persons and Embodiment

N.L. Kirsch, J. Jeffrey, A. Putman, & P. Zeiger “The work of the philosopher consists in assembling reminders for a particular purpose.” Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, §127. The following is a set of “Notes” or “Reminders”, that summarize the conceptual “point” … Continue reading

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Persons and Embodied Mechanisms

N.L. Kirsch, J. Jeffrey, A. Putman, & P. Zeiger (with an acknowledgement to C.J. Stone, for editing above and beyond the call of duty) In several places, including Ossorio (2006/2013), Behavior of Persons, pp. 83-89, Ossorio asks, how can the … Continue reading

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Persons and Embodiment, Part 3

N.L. Kirsch, J. Jeffrey, A. Putman, & P. Zeiger The post below (that is, the text below the double line) requires some explanation, including a summary of the negotiation stages that led to this version. Specifically, it is a revision … Continue reading

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Persons and embodiment, Part 2

N. Kirsch, J. Jeffrey, A. Putman & P. Zeiger “Without people, nothing explains anything.” (Ossorio, 1966/1995, p. 33). In the last post about the conceptual relationship between Persons and Embodiment, our conclusion was that “biological mechanisms have ‘meaning’ or significance … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect Descriptions, Part 2

N. Kirsch, J. Jeffrey, A. Putman, & P. Zeiger What does it mean for a C-E description to have pragmatic value? Given that in the DP Community C-E descriptions are so often viewed with a deprecating eye, why does it … Continue reading

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Persons and Neurological Embodiment, Part 1

Persons and Human Neurological Embodiment. Part 1  N. Kirsch, A. Putman, J. Jeffrey, and P. Zeiger The last post reviewed Cause-Effect descriptions as a type of description that is derived from the Intentional Action Formula (IA, Ossorio, 1995, Persons; Ossorio, … Continue reading

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