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Profile: Barry Loewer (Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Abilene Christian University)
  1. Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.) (2001). Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press.
    Physicalism, a topic that has been central to philosophy of mind and metaphysics in recent years, is the philosophical view that everything in the space-time world is ultimately physical. The physicalist will claim that all facts about the mind and the mental are physical facts and deny the existence of mental events and state insofar as these are thought of as independent of physical things, events and states. This collection of new essays offers a series of 'state-of-the-art' perspectives on this (...)
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  2. Ernest Lepore & Barry M. Loewer (1987). Mind Matters. Journal of Philosophy 84 (November):630-642.
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  3. Barry M. Loewer (2007). Mental Causation, or Something Near Enough. In Brian P. McLaughlin & Jonathan D. Cohen (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind. Blackwell 243--64.
  4. Barry M. Loewer (1997). A Guide to Naturalizing Semantics. In C. Wright & Bob Hale (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell: Oxford 108-126.
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    Ernest Lepore & Barry M. Loewer (1989). More on Making Mind Matter. Philosophical Topics 17 (1):175-91.
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  6. Barry M. Loewer (ed.) (1991). Meaning in Mind: Fodor and His Critics. Cambridge: Blackwell.
  7. Barry M. Loewer (1996). Freedom From Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Free Will. Philosophical Topics 24 (2):91-112.
  8. Barry M. Loewer (2001). From Physics to Physicalism. In Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.), Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press
    The appeal of materialism lies precisely in this, in its claim to be natural metaphysics within the bounds of science. That a doctrine which promises to gratify our ambition (to know the noumenal) and our caution (not to be unscientific) should have great appeal is hardly something to be wondered at. (Putnam (1983), p.210) Materialism says that all facts, in particular all mental facts, obtain in virtue of the spatio- temporal distribution, and properties, of matter. It was, as Putnam says, (...)
     
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    Barry M. Loewer (1995). An Argument for Strong Supervenience. In Elias E. Savellos & U. Yalcin (eds.), Supervenience: New Essays. Cambridge University Press 218--225.
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    Ernest Lepore & Barry M. Loewer (1986). Solipsistic Semantics. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10 (1):595-614.
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    Barry M. Loewer (1987). From Information to Intentionality. Synthese 70 (February):287-317.
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    Ernest Lepore & Barry M. Loewer (1989). Dual Aspect Semantics. In Stuart Silvers (ed.), ReRepresentation. Kluwer
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    Barry M. Loewer (1979). Cotenability and Counterfactual Logics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):99 - 115.
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    Barry M. Loewer (1982). The Role of 'Conceptual Role Semantics'. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23 (July):305-15.
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    Barry M. Loewer (1985). What is Wrong with 'Wrongful Life' Cases? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (2):127-146.
    torts raise a number of interesting and perplexing philosophical issues. In a suit for ‘wrongful life’, the plaintiff (usually an infant) brings an action (usually against a physician) claiming that some negligent action has caused the plaintiff's life, say by not informing the parents of the likely prospect that their child would be born with severe defects. The most perplexing feature of this is that the plaintiff is claiming that he would have been better off if he had never been (...)
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    Terry M. Goode, Barry M. Loewer, Roger D. Rosenkrantz & John R. Wettersten (1975). Editorial Introduction. Synthese 30 (1-2):1-1.
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    Nora K. Bell & Barry M. Loewer (1985). What Is Wrong With 'Wrongful Life' Cases? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (May):127-146.
    ‘Wrongful life’ torts raise a number of interesting and perplexing philosophical issues. In a suit for ‘wrongful life’, the plaintiff (usually an infant) brings an action (usually against a physician) claiming that some negligent action has caused the plaintiff's life, say by not informing the parents of the likely prospect that their child would be born with severe defects. The most perplexing feature of this is that the plaintiff is claiming that he would have been better off if he had (...)
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  18. Barry M. Loewer (2003). Consciousness and Quantum Theory: Strange Bedfellows. In Quentin Smith & Aleksandar Jokic (eds.), Consciousness: New Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press
    When I look at the scale of the apparatus I know what it reads. Those absurdly delicate, hopelessly inaccessible, global correlations obviously vanish when they connect up with me. Whether this is because consciousness is beyond the range of phenomena that quantum mechanics is capable of dealing with, or because it has infinitely many degrees of freedom or special super selection rules of its own, I would not presume to guess. But this is a puzzle about consciousness that should not (...)
     
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