International Journal of Philosophy

Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017

  • Four Theses About Qualia and Matter: From Quality to Structure, from Structure to Functions

    Aleksandr Vladimirovich Zhuravlev

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017
    Pages: 23-29
    Received: 2 April 2017
    Accepted: 18 April 2017
    Published: 1 June 2017
    Abstract: The mind-body problem is considered here in terms of quality and structure, which are believed to be intimately related. Both qualia, the elements of phenomenal consciousness, and their material causes possess specific structure of inner relations founded by their qualitative nature. This seems to define their functions in the process of cognition.... Show More
  • A Study on Sandel’s Ethical Thoughts of Technology from the Philosophy of Lao Zi

    Wang Guoyu, Chen Xiaodong

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017
    Pages: 30-35
    Received: 19 July 2017
    Published: 19 July 2017
    Abstract: While acknowledging the benefits of technological progress to mankind, Sandel has also made a careful reflection on the human attempt to use technology (especially genetic technology) to change natural attributes. In his view, Muscle enhancement, memory enhancement, height enhancement and gender selection: those four bio-engineering examples have r... Show More