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Contemporary Dualism: A Defense
     

Contemporary Dualism: A Defense

by Andrea Lavazza (Editor), Howard Robinson (Editor)
 

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Ontological materialism, in its various forms, has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy of mind. This book provides a variety of defenses of mind-body dualism, and shows (explicitly or implicitly) that a thoroughgoing ontological materialism cannot be sustained. The contributions are intended to show that, at the very least, ontological dualism (as

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Ontological materialism, in its various forms, has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy of mind. This book provides a variety of defenses of mind-body dualism, and shows (explicitly or implicitly) that a thoroughgoing ontological materialism cannot be sustained. The contributions are intended to show that, at the very least, ontological dualism (as contrasted with a dualism that is merely linguistic or epistemic) constitutes a philosophically respectable alternative to the monistic views that currently dominate thought about the mind-body (or, perhaps more appropriately, person-body) relation.

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"In the current intellectual climate, where physicalism and naturalism hold sway, it is useful to have a volume that surveys a number of contemporary dualistic positions, and this book is a good start." - Lynne Rudder Baker, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415818827
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Andrea Lavazza is a research fellow at the Centro Universitario Internazionale, Italy.

Howard Robinson is CEU Provost/Academic Pro-Rector of the Central European University, Hungary and Professor of Philosophy and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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