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Título : The why, the how, and the what of mental processes
Autor : González Asenjo, Florencio 
Fecha de publicación : 2010
Editorial : Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Cita : González Asenjo, F. The why, the how, and the what of mental processes [en línea]. Sapientia. 2010, 66 (227-228). Disponible en:
Resumen : Resumen: Let us ask the following questions concerning any given mental process: (i) which are the reasons for its being, (ii) which are the ostensible characteristics of its evolution, (iii) which is the inner essence of the process, its identity, its suchness, and (iv) which are the relations between such why, how, and what. Sometimes these questions can be answered to our complete satisfaction: when somebody asks “Why did you eat the pie?” and the answer is “Because I was hungry” the exchange can at a neutral level be considered complete. But when one reflects further into the more profound reasons of anything that happens, then it is impossible to say if a good explanation can always be given concerning such why. Obvious answers to daily questions may satisfy our unreflecting curiosity, but not our deeper inquisitiveness.
ISSN : 0036-4703
Disciplina: FILOSOFIA
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
Appears in Collections:SAP - 2010 Vol LXVI nro. 227-228

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