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Physicalist Responses to the Argument against Physicalism

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The argument against physicalism is an argument against the claim that the physical facts entail the facts about phenomenal consciousness. To be able to explain why orthodox physicalist's approaches ... More


The Idea of Physical Reality

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that an absolute conception of reality, starting from a minimal, absolute framework, is needed in order to investigate whether colour belongs to it or is due to human subjectivity. Examines ... More


The Argument against Physicalism

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to physicalism, everything is physical in some sense. It argues that the fundamental physical facts are the only fundamental facts. However, the author opposes such fact and states that a ... More


Is Connectivity Entailed by the Physical?

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness: Probing the Deep Structure of the Natural World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168143
eISBN:
9780199850075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A causal realist who accepts the Theory of Causal Significance accepts the existence of a fundamental kind of individual, the natural individual, which in reality is a completed receptive connection. ... More


Supervenience

David Chalmers

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the controversial notion that the most fundamental facts about our universe are physical facts, and that all other facts are dependent on them. There exists a variety of ... More


Radical phenomenalism

Michael Pelczar

in Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732655
eISBN:
9780191796883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732655.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 8 develops the central theory of the book: a phenomenalism according to which all facts about spacetime and its contents reduce to broadly phenomenological facts. Roughly, the theory equates ... More


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