A Physicalist Manifesto
Thoroughly Modern Materialism
By (author) Andrew Melnyk
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Physicalist Manifesto by Andrew Melnyk
Book DescriptionA Physicalist Manifesto is a full treatment of the comprehensive physicalist view that, in some important sense, everything is physical. Andrew Melnyk argues that the view is best formulated by appeal to a carefully worked-out notion of realization, rather than supervenience; that, so formulated, physicalism must be importantly reductionist; that it need not repudiate causal and explanatory claims framed in non-physical language; and that it has the a posteriori epistemic status of a broad-scope scientific hypothesis. Two concluding chapters argue in detail that contemporary science provides no significant empirical evidence against physicalism and some considerable evidence for it. Written in a brisk, candid and exceptionally clear style, this 2003 book should appeal to professionals and students in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521038942
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Melnyk
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This 2003 book is a full treatment of the comprehensive defense of 'realization physicalism'.
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