Study Questions for Morowitz’s Rediscovering
Read carefully this article. Some of the technical
details might be challenging, that’s OK – but pay attention to the philosophical issues and consequences.
does Morowitz define reductionism?
are Morowitz’s examples for reductionism?
does Morowitz explain reductionism at the psychological level? At the
kind of sequence of explanation does Morowitz mention as the combination
of psychological and biological reductionism?
important aspect does he emphasize about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
What about Quantum Mechanics?
point did Eugene Wigner make about Quantum Mechanics?
does he connect the three large fields of human enquiry: psychology,
biology, and physics? Who are the three authors Morowitz connect in his
interpretation of contemporary science?
does Morowitz mean by epistemological circularity?
does Morowitz mean by discontinuity? Why is this concept important for
him to explain consciousness? What other examples of discontinuity does
he present in the article?
do you think about the philosophical relevance of Morowitz’s article?
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