Mind in Action and the Problem of Realism

  • Pentti MäättänenEmail author
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 18)


Realism can roughly be defined as a view according to which we can get objective knowledge about the mind-independent real world, while antirealism maintains that we cannot have access to reality because all knowledge depends on internal conditions like conceptual resources. What this debate comes to concern depends, of course, on what one means by the central concepts like mind-independence . What it ultimately means depends, of course, on the definition of mind . Mind as a property of organism environment interaction leads to the notion of embodied epistemic truth as correspondence with an operational fit.


Objective Knowledge Bodily Organ Everyday Object Epistemic Access Ideal Limit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art StudiesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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