Contemporary Materialism: A Reader

Contemporary Materialism: A Reader

by Paul K. Moser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415108640

ISBN-13: 9780415108645

Pub. Date: 06/13/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Contemporary Materialism presents an important collection of recent work on materialism in connection with metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and theories of value. This anthology charts the contemporary problems, positions and themes on the topic of materialism. It illuminates materialism's complex intersection with related subjects such…  See more details below

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Contemporary Materialism presents an important collection of recent work on materialism in connection with metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and theories of value. This anthology charts the contemporary problems, positions and themes on the topic of materialism. It illuminates materialism's complex intersection with related subjects such as cognition and psychology. By gathering a wide-range of philosophical interventions around the subject of materialism, this anthology provides a valuable discussion of how materialism can effectively serve the purposes of philosophical assessment. To further assist the reader, it also contains an extensive bibliography on contemporary materialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415108645
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/13/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Copyright Information
General Introduction: Contemporary Materialism1
1Naturalism, Materialism, and First Philosophy35
Postscript: "Naturalism, Materialism, and First Philosophy" Reconsidered47
2Special Sciences51
3There is no Question of Physicalism65
Postscript85
4Sensations and Brain Processes93
Postscript104
5Mental Events107
6Philosophy and our Mental Life122
7The Myth of Nonreductive Materialism133
8Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes150
Postscript: Evaluating Our Self Conception168
9What Mary Didn't Know180
Postscript184
10Things and their Place in Theories193
11Physicalism and the Indeterminacy of Translation209
12Why There Isn't a Ready-made World225
13Evolution, Error, and Intentionality245
Postscript274
14The Scientific and the Ethical279
15How to be a Moral Realist297
Postscript: Materialism and Realism in Metaethics343
16How to be an Ethical Antirealist357
Bibliography on Contemporary Materialism371
Index375

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