A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism by Andrew Melnyk

By Andrew Melnyk

A Physicalist Manifesto is a whole therapy of the great physicalist view that, in a few very important feel, every little thing is actual. Andrew Melnyk argues that the view is healthier formulated via entice a delicately worked-out concept of cognizance, instead of supervenience; that, so formulated, physicalism has to be importantly reductionist; that it needn't repudiate causal and explanatory claims framed in non-physical language; and that it has the a posteriori epistemic prestige of a broad-scope medical speculation. concluding chapters argue intimately that modern technological know-how offers no major empirical facts opposed to physicalism and a few enormous facts for it. Written in a brisk, candid and highly transparent sort, this 2003 ebook may still attract execs and scholars in philosophy of brain, metaphysics and philosophy of science.

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