Real Materialism: And Other Essays
Real Materialism: And Other Essays

Real Materialism: And Other Essays

by Galen Strawson

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ISBN-13: 9780191556197
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 05/29/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 780 KB

About the Author

Galen Strawson is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, and Professor of Philosophy at Reading University, UK. Prior to that he was Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Jesus College, Oxford (1987-2000). He has held visiting positions at the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University (1993), New York University (1997), and Rutgers University (2000). Strawson received his degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford and studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm) and the Sorbonne (1977-8). He is also Philosophy editor at the Times Literary Supplement.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Real Materialism 19

2 Realistic Monism: Why Physicalism Entails Panpsychism 53

3 Can we Know the Nature of Reality as It is In Itself? 75

4 Red and 'Red' 101

5 Self, Body, and Experience 131

6 What is the Relation Between an Experience, the Subject of the Experience, and the Content of the Experience? 151

7 Against Narrativity 189

8 Episodic Ethics 209

9 Mental Ballistics: the Involuntariness of Spontaneity 233

10 Intentionality and Experience: Terminological Preliminaries 255

11 Real Intentionality 3: Why Intentionality Entails Consciousness 281

12 On the Inevitability of Freedom from the Compatibilist Point of View 307

13 The Impossibility of Ultimate Moral Responsibility 319

14 Consciousness, Free Will, and the Unimportance of Determinism 337

15 Free Agents 359

16 Realism and Causation 387

17 The Contingent Reality of Natural Necessity 409

18 David Hume: Objects and Power 415

19 Epistemology, Semantics, Ontology, and David Hume 439

Bibliography 455

Index 469

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