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Description - Contemporary Dualism by Andrea Lavazza

Ontological materialism, in its various forms, has become the orthodox view in contemporary philosophy of mind. This book provides a variety of defenses of mind-body dualism, and shows (explicitly or implicitly) that a thoroughgoing ontological materialism cannot be sustained. The contributions are intended to show that, at the very least, ontological dualism (as contrasted with a dualism that is merely linguistic or epistemic) constitutes a philosophically respectable alternative to the monistic views that currently dominate thought about the mind-body (or, perhaps more appropriately, person-body) relation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415818827
ISBN-10: 0415818826
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrea Lavazza

Andrea Lavazza is a research fellow at the Centro Universitario Internazionale, Italy. Howard Robinson is CEU Provost/Academic Pro-Rector of the Central European University, Hungary and Professor of Philosophy and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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