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Physical Realization by Sydney Shoemaker
Book DescriptionIn Physical Realization, Sydney Shoemaker considers the question of how physicalism can be true: how can all facts about the world, including mental ones, be constituted by facts about the distribution in the world of physical properties? Physicalism requires that the mental properties of a person are 'realized in' the physical properties of that person, and that all instantiations of properties in macroscopic objects are realized in microphysical states of affairs. Shoemaker offers an account of both these sorts of realization, one which allows the realized properties to be causally efficacious. He also explores the implications of this account for a wide range of metaphysical issues, including the nature of persistence through time, the problem of material constitution, the possibility of emergent properties, and the nature of phenomenal consciousness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199214396
(222mm x 145mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sydney Shoemaker
Physical Realization, Paperback (August 2009)
Sydney Shoemaker considers the question of how physicalism can be true. His answer to this question involves showing how the mental properties of a person can be 'realized in' the physical properties of that person, and how all instantiations of properties in macroscopic objects can be realized in microphysical states of affairs.
Identity, Cause and Mind, Paperback (September 2003)
An expanded edition of Sydney Shoemaker's collection of his work on interrelated issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Reproducing all of the original papers, many of which are now regarded as classics, the book also includes four papers published since the first edition appeared.
First-Person Perspective and Other Essays, Paperback (September 1996)View all books by Sydney Shoemaker
A collection dealing with the way in which we know our own minds and the nature of our mental states.
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Author Biography - Sydney Shoemaker
Sydney Shoemaker is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.
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