Elly Vintiadis

Elly Vintiadis
American College of Greece · Philosophy

PhD

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I am a philosopher whose main preoccupations are the mind, its products and disorders and the nature of their dependence on the social environment. Ι am particularly interested in complexity, explanation and epistemological issues in neuroscience and psychiatry.

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Though pluralism is given a lot of lip service it is not the status quo in psychiatry. In this paper I argue that following the recent Research Domain Criteria project of the National Institute of Mental Health, we run the danger of promoting a reductionist agenda that current evidence and research suggests is not the right way of tackling mental d...
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Naturalism about the mind is typically associated with some kind of physicalism. This paper argues that this association is a mistake and that, gi-ven the naturalist’s commitment to the primacy of empirical evidence, natural-ists should be open to different commitments. It is further argued that natural-ists about the mind should be emergentists be...
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A distinctive characteristic of psychiatry is that it is a discipline that deals with both the physical and the mental lives of individuals. Largely because of this characteristic, different models are used for different disorders, however, there is still a remnant tendency towards reductionist views in the field. In this paper I argue that the ava...
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Irrational beliefs are often seen as beliefs that are either costly or even pathological and it is assumed that we should eliminate them when possible. In this paper we argue that not only irrational beliefs are a widespread feature of human cognition and agency but also that, depending on context, they can be beneficial to the person holding them,...
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Double Review of The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics by Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb (Oxford University Press, 2021) Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life by Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman (Chatto & Windus, 2022)
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Today the way philosophical work is presented is very narrowly circumscribed and as a result, this excludes people who do not want to, or cannot effectively, present their work in a particular manner. This canonization of the mode of presentation of philosophical work also serves to maintain the status quo of analytic philosophy as an exclusively a...
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What is philosophy, why does it matter, and how would it be different if women wrote more of it? At a time when the importance of philosophy, and the humanities in general, is being questioned and at a time when the question of gender equality is a huge public question, 22 women in philosophy lay out how they think of philosophy, what they actually...
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In the introduction I address the reasons that this book came into being. I address the lack of inclusivity in philosophy and why an anthology entirely comprised by contributions by women philosophers is a necessity right now.
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This is a short introduction to Animal Ethics in which I give an overview of different ethical theories in relation to animals and how we should treat them. I discuss zoos, experiments on animals and pets.
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In this essay I identify three characteristics that I think make philosophy the distinctive discipline that it is: its breadth, the fundamentality of the question it raises and its concern with the question of the difference of what appears to be the case from what is the case. I then argue that philosophy is necessary because it is at heart a very...
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This is a book about facts that don’t have explanations, or what philosophers call brute facts. Such facts appear in our explanations, they inform many people’s views about the structure of the world, and are part of philosophical views in metaphysics and the philosophy of science. Yet, despite the very large literature on explanation, the question...
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The purpose of this chapter is to offer a defense of the emergentist view concerning emergent brute facts. To this end, it reviews and evaluates the three main objections raised against the possibility of emergent brute facts: the simplicity argument, the question of whether the idea of emergent brute facts is a coherent idea, and the question of e...
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In this paper I address Peter Klein’s criticism of Wittgenstein in Certainty: A Refutation of Scepticism. Klein claims that, according to Wittgenstein, we attribute knowledge of a proposition p to a person only if that person is not certain of p. I argue that a careful reading of Wittgenstein’s On Certainty reveals that there are two kinds of objec...

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