A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2003)
A Physicalist Manifesto is the fullest treatment yet 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 unprecedented 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 book should appeal to professionals and students in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophy of science.
Keywords Materialism  Metaphysics  Physicalism  Realization
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Call number B825.M38 2003
ISBN(s) 0521038944   9780521827119   0521827116  
DOI 10.1215/00318108-114-1-125
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