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Identification of the Physical Bases

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is devoted to the identification of the physical bases of the physicalist system. It critically reviews a number of past, failed, strategies for characterizing the bases, and suggests a ... More


Assessment of the Physicalist Programme

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter applies the criteria of assessment developed in Chapter 1 to the physicalist doctrine as developed in Chapters 3 to 5. It argues that the theses constitute adequate expressions of ... More


Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Jeffrey Poland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Physicalism is a programme for building a unified system of knowledge based on the view that everything is a manifestation of the physical aspects of existence. This book presents an exploration of ... More


The Problem of Formulation

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter identifies the fundamental ideas and motivations that fuel the physicalist's thinking and that guides subsequent efforts at properly formulating physicalist theses. It begins by stating ... More


The Metatheses of Physicalism

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter formulates a number of metatheses concerning the physicalist principles just developed. The importance of framing metatheses lies in the clarification they provide concerning the kind of ... More


Review of Past Formulations

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter reviews the most prominent recent formulations of physicalist doctrine to determine how well they fare relative to the criteria of adequacy set out in Chapter 1. It argues that every ... More


Significance of the Physicalist Programme

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter surveys aspects of the significance of the physicalist programme for philosophy, science, culture, and the individual. This is a less systematic and less comprehensive discussion than ... More


The Theses of Physicalism

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter formulates a set of theses that ultimately aim to satisfy the criteria of assessment set up in Chapter 1. Thus, they must be theses that are sufficient for expressing the core ideas of ... More


Causality at higher levels

Philip Pettit

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyses various types of causal relationships and argues for the legitimacy of causal claims at higher levels. First, it formulates the physicalist doctrine and discusses the ... More


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