Physicalism and its Discontents

Physicalism and its Discontents

by Carl Gillett, Barry Loewer
     
 

A collection of essays by physicalists and their critics on the important doctrine of physicalism, first published in 2001.See more details below

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A collection of essays by physicalists and their critics on the important doctrine of physicalism, first published in 2001.

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ISBN-13:
9780521042123
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors; Preface; Part I. Physicalism: 1. The rise of physicalism David Papineau; 2. From physics to physicalism Barry Loewer; 3. Sufficiency claims and physicalism: a formulation D. Gene Witmer; 4. Realization and mental causation Sydney Shoemaker; 5. Physicalism and psychology: a plea for a substantive philosophy of mind Georges Rey; 6. Davidson and non-reductive materialism: a tale of two cultures Howard Robinson; 7. Substance physicalism Noa Latham; 8. Possibility: physical and metaphysical Stephen Leeds; Part II. Physicalist Discontents: 9. The roots of reductionism Scott Sturgeon; 10. The significance of emergence Tim Crane; 11. The methodological role of physicalism: a minimal scepticism Carl Gillett; 12. Physicalism, empiricism and positivism Gary Gates; Part III. Physicalism and Consciousness: A Continuing Dialectic; Section 1. Arguments for Pessimism: 13. Mental causation and consciousness: the two mind-body problems for the physicalist Jaegwon Kim; 14. How not to solve the mind-body problem Colin McGinn; 15. Deconstructing new wave materialism Terence Horgan and John Tienson; Section 2. Optimistic Rejoinders: 16. In defense of new wave materialism: a response to Horgan and Tienson Brian P. McLaughlin; 17. Physicalism unfalsified: Chalmer's inconclusive conceivability argument Andrew Melnyk; References; Index.

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