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The Resource Physicalism and its discontents, edited by Carl Gillett, Barry Loewer

Physicalism and its discontents, edited by Carl Gillett, Barry Loewer

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Physicalism and its discontents
Title
Physicalism and its discontents
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edited by Carl Gillett, Barry Loewer
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Physicalism, a topic that has been central to philosophy of mind and metaphysics in recent years, is the philosophical view that everything in the space-time world is ultimately physical. The physicalist will claim that all facts about the mind and the mental are physical facts and deny the existence of mental events and state insofar as these are thought of as independent of physical things, events and states. This collection of new essays offers a series of 'state-of-the-art' perspectives on this important doctrine and brings new depth and breadth to the philosophical debate. A group of distinguished philosophers, comprising both physicalists and their critics, consider a wide range of issues including the historical genesis and present justification of physicalism, its metaphysical presuppositions and methodological role, its implications for mental causation, and the account it provides of consciousness. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Materialism, Philosophy of mind
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
146/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
B825
LC item number
.P49 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gillett, Carl
  • Loewer, Barry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Materialism
  • Philosophy of mind
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Physicalism and its discontents, edited by Carl Gillett, Barry Loewer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [350]-366) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The rise of physicalism / David Papineau -- From physics to physicalism / Barry Loewer -- Sufficiency claims and physicalism, a formulation / D. Gene Witmer -- Realization and mental causation / Sydney Shoemaker -- Physicalism and psychology, a plea for a substantive philosophy of mind / Georges Rey -- Davidson and nonreductive materialism, a tale of two cultures / Howard Robinson -- Substance physicalism / Noa Latham -- Possibility, physical and metaphysical / Stephen Leeds -- The roots of reductionism / Scott Sturgeon -- The significance of emergence / Tim Crane -- The methodological role of physicalism, a minimal skepticism / Carl Gillett -- Physicalism, empiricism, and positivism / Gary Gates -- Mental causation and consciousness, the two mind-body problems for the physicalist / Jaegwon Kim -- How not to solve the mind-body problem / Colin McGinn -- Deconstructing New Wave materialism / Terence Horgan and John Tienson -- In defence of New Wave materialism, a response to Horgan and Tienson / Brian McLaughlin -- Physicalism unfalsified, Chalmer's inconclusive conceivability argument / Andrew Melnyk
Control code
45374773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 369 pages
Isbn
9780521801751
Lccn
00065155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Physicalism and its discontents, edited by Carl Gillett, Barry Loewer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [350]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of physicalism / David Papineau -- From physics to physicalism / Barry Loewer -- Sufficiency claims and physicalism, a formulation / D. Gene Witmer -- Realization and mental causation / Sydney Shoemaker -- Physicalism and psychology, a plea for a substantive philosophy of mind / Georges Rey -- Davidson and nonreductive materialism, a tale of two cultures / Howard Robinson -- Substance physicalism / Noa Latham -- Possibility, physical and metaphysical / Stephen Leeds -- The roots of reductionism / Scott Sturgeon -- The significance of emergence / Tim Crane -- The methodological role of physicalism, a minimal skepticism / Carl Gillett -- Physicalism, empiricism, and positivism / Gary Gates -- Mental causation and consciousness, the two mind-body problems for the physicalist / Jaegwon Kim -- How not to solve the mind-body problem / Colin McGinn -- Deconstructing New Wave materialism / Terence Horgan and John Tienson -- In defence of New Wave materialism, a response to Horgan and Tienson / Brian McLaughlin -- Physicalism unfalsified, Chalmer's inconclusive conceivability argument / Andrew Melnyk
Control code
45374773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 369 pages
Isbn
9780521801751
Lccn
00065155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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