Human atoms

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (3):396-406 (1998)
Abstract
In this paper I shall explore a novel alternative to these familiar views. In his recent book Sub ects of Ex erience, E. J. Lowe argues, as many others have done before, that you and I are not animals. It follows from this, he says, that we must be simple substances without parts. That may sound like Cartesian dualism. But Lowe is no Cartesian. He argues from premises that many present-day materialists accept. And he claims that our being mereologically simple is consistent with our having such paradigmatically physical properties as being six feet tall and weighing 160 pounds. You and I, he claims, are mereological atoms shaped like human beings
Keywords Animalism  Atom  Experience  Human  Metaphysics  Lowe, E
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,361
External links
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
David Liggins (2008). Nihilism Without Self-Contradiction. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 62 (62):177-196.
Andrew M. Bailey (2014). The Elimination Argument. Philosophical Studies 168 (2):475-482.
E. J. Lowe (2000). In Defence of the Simplicity Argument. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (1):105 – 112.
Similar books and articles
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

35 ( #50,281 of 1,102,718 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

5 ( #61,837 of 1,102,718 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.