David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In S. Hameroff, A. Kaszniak & D. Chalmers (eds.), Towards a Science of Consciousness III (1999)
Short version of 'Real materialism', given at Tucson III Conference, 1998. (1) physicalism is true (2) the qualitative character of experience is real, as most naively understood ... so (3) the qualitative character of experience (considered specifically as such) is wholly physical. ‘How can consciousness possibly be physical, given what we know about the physical?’ To ask this question is already to have gone wrong. We have no good reason (as Priestley and Russell and others observe) to think that we know anything about the physical that gives us any reason to find any problem in the idea that consciousness is wholly physical.
|Keywords||materialism consciousness Russell ‘the having is the knowing’ experience mind-body problem matter monism physicalism|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Daniel Stoljar (2006). Comments on Galen Strawson - 'Realistic Monism: Why Physicalism Entails Panpsychism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (10-11):170-176.
Jakob Hohwy (2005). Explanation and Two Conceptions of the Physical. Erkenntnis 62 (1):71-89.
Galen Strawson (2006). Realistic Monism - Why Physicalism Entails Panpsychism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (10-11):3-31.
Galen Strawson (1994). Mental Reality. MIT Press.
Emmett Holman (2008). Panpsychism, Physicalism, Neutral Monism and the Russellian Theory of Mind. Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (5):48-67.
Georges Rey (2006). Better to Study Human Than World Psychology - Commentary on Galen Strawson's Realistic Monism: Why Physicalism Entails Panpsychism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (10-11):110-116.
Tim Crane (2000). The Origins of Qualia. In Tim Crane & Sarah A. Patterson (eds.), The History of the Mind-Body Problem. Routledge.
Tim Crane (2000). Dualism, Monism, Physicalism. Mind and Society 1 (2):73-85.
Added to index2010-05-25
Total downloads192 ( #3,740 of 1,140,280 )
Recent downloads (6 months)34 ( #5,088 of 1,140,280 )
How can I increase my downloads?