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4.2c. Psychophysical Parallelism (Psychophysical Parallelism on PhilPapers)

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Addis, Laird (1984). Parallelism, interactionism, and causation. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 9:329-344.   (Google)
Abstract: One may gather from the arguments of two of the last papers published before his death that J. L. Mackie held the following three theses concerning the mind/body problem : (1) There is a distinct realm of mental properties, so a dualism of properties at least is true and materialism false.
Balz, Albert G. A. (1935). Some historical steps towards parallelism. Philosophical Review 44 (6):544-566.   (Google | More links)
Bergson, Henri (2005). Psychophysical parallelism and positive metaphysics. In Continental Philosophy of Science (Blackwell Readings in Continental Philosophy). Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing.   (Google)
Gregson, Robert A. M. (2000). Chaotic dynamics and psychophysical parallelism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):541-542.   (Google)
Abstract: An impressive review of brain neurophysiology provides the basis for modelling the dynamics of transmission in neural circuits, using appropriate nonlinear mathematics. The coverage is unbalanced, however: the parallel dynamics at the level of behaviour and sensory-cognitive processes are sparsely addressed, so the final chapter fails to indicate the complexity and subtlety of relevant modern work
Heidelberger, Michael (2003). The mind-body problem in the origin of logical empiricism: Herbert Feigl and psychophysical parallelism. In Logical Empiricism: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.   (Cited by 5 | Google | More links)
Abstract: It is widely held that the current debate on the mind-body problem in analytic philosophy began during the 1950s at two distinct sources: one in America, de- riving from Herbert Feigl's writings, and the other in Australia, related to writings by U. T. Place and J. J. C. Smart (Feigl [1958] 1967). Jaegwon Kim recently wrote that "it was the papers by Smart and Feigl that introduced the mind-body problem as a mainstream metaphysical Problematik of analytical philosophy, and launched the debate that has continued to this day" (Kim 1998, 1). Nonetheless, it is not at all obvious why these particular articles sparked a debate, nor why Feigl's work in particular came to play such a prominent part in it, nor how and to what extent Feigl's approach rests on the logical empiricism he endorsed
Heidelberger, Michael (2003). The mind-body problem in the origin of logical empiricism: Herbert Feigl and psychophysical parallelism. In Cogprints.   (Google | More links)
Abstract: In the 19th century, "Psychophysical Parallelism" was the most popular solution of the mind-body problem among physiologists, psychologists and philosophers. (This is not to be mixed up with Leibnizian and other cases of "Cartesian" parallelism.) The fate of this non-Cartesian view, as founded by Gustav Theodor Fechner, is reviewed. It is shown that Feigl's "identity theory" eventually goes back to Alois Riehl who promoted a hybrid version of psychophysical parallelism and Kantian mind-body theory which was taken up by Feigl's teacher Moritz Schlick.
Jonas, Hans (1986). Parallelism and complementarity. In Marjorie G. Grene & Debra Nails (eds.), Spinoza And The Sciences. Dordrecht: Kluwer.   (Cited by 2 | Google)
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Lloyd, Alfred H. (1911). Dualism, parallelism and infinitism. Mind 20 (78):212-234.   (Google | More links)
Lloyd, Alfred H. (1917). Psychophysical parallelism: A psychological episode in history. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 14 (21):561-570.   (Cited by 1 | Google | More links)
Mehlberg, Henryk (1995). On psychophysical parallelism. Axiomathes 6 (1).   (Google | More links)
Natsoulas, Thomas (1984). Gustav Bergmann's psychophysiological parallelism. Behaviorism 12:41-70.   (Google)
Smith, Kendon (1985). A note on Natsoulas on psychophysiological parallelism. Behaviorism 13:83-84.   (Google)
Solomons, Leon M. (1899). The alleged proof of parallelism from the conservation of energy. Philosophical Review 8 (2):146-165.   (Google | More links)
Trumbull Ladd, George (1903). Brief critique of "psycho-physical parallelism". Mind 12 (47):374-380.   (Google | More links)
Wise, R. B. A. (1982). The parallelism of attributes. Philosophical Papers 11 (October):23-37.   (Cited by 1 | Google)