David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
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|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$48.84 used (39% off) $64.69 new (20% off) $124.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B825.M38 2003|
|ISBN(s)||0521038944 9780521827119 0521827116|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Katalin Balog (2012). In Defense of the Phenomenal Concept Strategy1. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (1):1-23.
Karen Bennett (2011). Construction Area (No Hard Hat Required). Philosophical Studies 154 (1):79-104.
Karen Bennett (2011). By Our Bootstraps. Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):27-41.
Michael Strevens (2012). The Explanatory Role of Irreducible Properties. Noûs 46 (4):754-780.
Brian P. McLaughlin (2010). Consciousness, Type Physicalism, and Inference to the Best Explanation. Philosophical Issues 20 (1):266-304.
Similar books and articles
John Bickle (2007). A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (1):262–264.
Andrew Melnyk (1996). Formulating Physicalism: Two Suggestions. Synthese 105 (3):381-407.
Jeffrey Stephen Poland (1994). Physicalism, the Philosophical Foundations. Oxford University Press.
Barry M. Loewer (2001). From Physics to Physicalism. In Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.), Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press.
Andrew Melnyk (1995). Two Cheers for Reductionism, or, the Dim Prospects for Nonreductive Materialism. Philosophy of Science 62 (3):370-88.
Andrew Melnyk (1994). Being a Physicalist: How and (More Importantly) Why. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 74 (2):221-241.
Damien Fennell (2010). A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism – Andrew Melnyk. Philosophical Quarterly 60 (238):194-195.
A. Botterell (2005). A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism. Philosophical Review 114 (1):125-128.
Andrew Melnyk (2006). Realization and the Formulation of Physicalism. Philosophical Studies 131 (1):127-55.
Andrew Melnyk (2008). Can Physicalism Be Non-Reductive? Philosophy Compass 3 (6):1281-1296.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads61 ( #31,704 of 1,692,506 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #57,596 of 1,692,506 )
How can I increase my downloads?