Dmytro Sepetyi’s Personal Page

I am working as a lecturer on philosophy at Zaporizhzhya State Medical University (Ukraine).

My philosophical views were greatly influenced by Karl Popper’s philosophy of politics and science. A have written and published (with the help of ‘Smoloskyp’ patronage foundation) a book on liberal political philosophy and philosophy of science of XX century – mostly considering the views of K.Popper, F. von Hayek, L. von Mises, I.Berlin, G.Soros – “Open Society: Ethics and Rationality” (in Ukrainian language).

Now I am interested mostly in the problems of

            theory of critical rationalism;

            the mind-body problem (dualism-interactionism);

Here are my works in English:

Books and Collections:

The Mind as Subjectivity: the Mystery of the Self

Essays on Karl Popper’s and William Bartley's Philosophy


Sepetyi, D. (2023) The Knowledge Argument Against Materialism and the Strategy of Phenomenal Concepts. Filosofska Dumka ¹3.

Sepetyi, D. (2023) Natural Kinds and a posteriori Necessities: Putnam pro Kripke, Putnam versus Kripke. Filosofska Dumka ¹2.

Sepetyi, D. (2022) Mind-body interaction, physical causation, and the natures of substances in Descartes’s philosophy. Actual Problems of Mind 23.

Sepetyi, D. (2022) Anti-Kripkean Intuitions: Conceptualism versus Essentialism. Filosofska Dumka ¹1.

Sepetyi, D. (2022) Robert Kirk’s Attempted Intellectual Filicide: Are Phenomenal Zombies Hurt? Organon F 29(1).

Sepetyi, D. (2021) Karl Popper’s solution to the problem of induction and the non-justificationist conception of rationality. Actual Problems of Mind 22.

Sepetyi, D. (2021) Metaphysical Foundations of Causation: Powers or Laws of Nature? Metaphisica 22(2): 295-309.

Sepetyi, D. (2021) The Problem of Mind-Body Interaction and the Causal Principle of Descartes’s Third Meditation. Sententiae 40(1).

Sepetyi, D. (2020) Being Sceptical about Kripkean A Posteriori Necessities and Natural Kinds. Filosofska Dumka ¹6.

Sepetyi, D. (2020) Non-justificationism and the negativist legend about Karl Popper’s philosophy. Actual Problems of Mind 21.

Sepetyi, D. (2020) John Foster’s Phenomenalistic Idealism under Scrutiny. Filosofska Dumka ¹2: 102-118.

Sepetyi, D. (2019) John Searle’s Naturalism as a Hybrid (Property-Substance) Version of Naturalistic Psychophysical Dualism. Disputatio 11: 23-44.

Sepetyi, D. (2019) Why Phenomenal Zombies are Conceivable Whereas Anti-Zombies Are Not. Actual Problems of Mind 20: 18-28.

Sepetyi, D. (2019) Forty years after: reconsidering the problem of Descartes’s Natural Institution. Filosofska Dumka ¹1: 106-119.

Sepetyi, D. (2019) The Third Realm and the Failure of its Naturalization in Karl Popper’s Conception of World. Visnyk of the Lviv University Series Philosophical Sciences 23: 5-11.

Sepetyi, D. (2018) Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness: No Evidence for Idealism. Filosofska Dumka ¹4: 95-105.

Sepetyi, D. (2018) Making sense of the puzzle of matter: Idealistic Challenge and Quasi-Kantian Response. Filosofska Dumka ¹2: 115-130.

Sepetyi, D. (2017) The Soul and Personal Identity. Derek Parfit’s Arguments in the Substance Dualist Perspective. Perichoresis 15 (2): 3-23.

Sepetyi, D. (2017) Interactionism vs Epiphenomenalism: Unclosing the Causal Closure of the Physical. Filosofska Dumka ¹5: 113-128.

Sepetyi, D. (2017) The Conceivability-to-Possibility Entailment: How It Does (not) Work. The Philosophical Forum 48(3): 273-286.

Sepetyi, D. (2017) Can the Chinese Robot Think? Philosophy and Cosmology 19: 143-153.

I’ll be glad to communicate and get comments and criticisms by e-mail: [email protected]

My Ukrainian Site


My favourite philosophers:

Karl Popper


Raymond Tallis