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  1. Causal Emergence and Epiphenomenal Emergence.Umut Baysan - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-14.
    According to one conception of strong emergence, strongly emergent properties are nomologically necessitated by their base properties and have novel causal powers relative to them. In this paper, I raise a difficulty for this conception of strong emergence, arguing that these two features are incompatible. Instead of presenting this as an objection to the friends of strong emergence, I argue that this indicates that there are distinct varieties of strong emergence: causal emergence and epiphenomenal emergence. I then explore the prospects (...)
  2. Una aproximación filosófica al concepto de naturaleza.Fabio Morandín Ahuerma - 2017 - AgroProductividad 10 (10):116-120.
    This article is a philosophical elucidation about the concept of nature in relation to man. The question is not idle: is there something such as nature, or is it only a way of stringing together everything that is not man-made? Given that the ethical, political and instrumental dimension that will be adopted depends on the way in which this concept is constructed. The concept of life is also analyzed. It is concluded that the solutions for biosphere sustainability must be radical (...)
  3. Christian Materialism and Christian Ethics: Moral Debt and an Ethic of Life.Jonathan J. Loose - 2018 - In R. Keith Loftin & Joshua R. Farris (eds.), Christian Physicalism? Philosophical Theological Criticisms. London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 351-370.
  4. Empirical Physicalism and the Boundaries of Physics.Michele Paolini Paoletti - forthcoming - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
    I shall argue in this article that there are certain objectual and methodological boundaries imposed by the nature of physics that all formulations of physicalism based on physical theories should respect. Therefore, empirical physicalism – i.e., the sort of physicalism that is eager to accept all the entities included in some future, ideal and complete physical theory and all entities dependent on them (see Jeffrey Poland and Janice Dowell) – is already committed to the exclusion of certain sorts of entities (...)
  5. Physikalismus, Materialismus und Naturalismus.Andreas Hüttemann - 2017 - In Markus Schrenk (ed.), Handbuch Metaphysik. pp. 292-298.
    Discusses and contrasts various accounts of physicalism, naturalism and materialism.
  6. Andreas Huttemann What's Wrong With Microphysicalism?J. Schaffer - 2008 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59 (2):253-257.
  7. Russellian Physicalism, Bare Structure, and Swapped Inscrutables.Kevin Morris - 2016 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 23 (9-10):180-198.
    This paper discusses and evaluates a recent argument for the conclusion that an attractive variety of Russellian monism ought to be regarded as a form of physicalism. According to this line of thought, if the Russellian’s “inscrutable” properties are held to ground not only experience, but also the physical structure of the world—and in this sense are not “experience-specific”—they thereby have an unproblematic place in physicalist metaphysics. I argue, in contrast, that there can be a sense in which the Russellian’s (...)
  8. The Faces of Existence: An Essay in Nonreductive Metaphysics.Robert Steinman & John F. Post - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):306.
  9. The Control of Attitude in Psycho-Physical Experiments.E. G. Boring - 1920 - Psychological Review 27 (6):440-452.
  10. Physical and Nonphysical Aspects of Nature.Moorad Alexanian - 2002 - Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 54 (4):287-288.
  11. Physikalismus und evolutionäre Erklärungen.Godehard Brüntrup - 2011 - In Marcus Knaup, Tobias Müller & Patrick Spät (eds.), Post-Physikalismus. Karl Alber. pp. 331-351.
    Article on physicalism and evolutionary explanations.
  12. The Unity of Biological Systems in Polo's Philosophy.Juan Jose Sanguineti - 2015 - Journal of Polian Studies 2:87-108.
    Life as self-organization is philosophically understood by L. Polo in terms of co-causality between matter, formal configuration and intrinsic efficiency. This characterization provides a dynamic account of life and soul, capable to explain both its identity and its continuous renovation. In this article I especially highlight in this author the metaphysical notions of finality, unity and cosmos, which may be helpful to understand the sense of biological systems in the universe.
  13. The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism.Alan Richardson & Thomas Uebel (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    If there is a movement or school that epitomizes analytic philosophy in the middle of the twentieth century, it is logical empiricism. Logical empiricists created a scientifically and technically informed philosophy of science, established mathematical logic as a topic in and tool for philosophy, and initiated the project of formal semantics. Accounts of analytic philosophy written in the middle of the twentieth century gave logical empiricism a central place in the project. The second wave of interpretative accounts was constructed to (...)
  14. Problems with the Physical in Physicalism.Phila Msimang - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (3):336-345.
    Hempel’s Dilemma is a challenge that has to be met by any formulation of physicalism that specifies the physical by reference to a particular physical theory. It poses the problem that if one’s specification of the physical is ‘current’ physical theory, then the physicalism which depends on it is false because current physics is false; and if the specification of the physical is a future or an ideal physics, the physicalism based on it would be trivial as it would be (...)
  15. History and Physical.Edward R. Levy - 1989 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 33 (1):143-144.
  16. A Defence of Speculative Metaphysics.Peter Ells - 2011 - Oxford Philosophical Society Review 33:111-116.
    Metaphysics has been rejected as nonsense by some philosophers (notably Hume and Ayer) because metaphysical systems cannot be tested empirically. This paper argues that these systems can still usefully be compared by using such criteria as: 1) Scope; 2) Not denying basic data; 3) Plausibility; 4) The minimum number of brute facts needed; 5) Engagement with and consistency with current science; 6) Lack of ‘promissory notes’; 7) Elegance and simplicity; 8) Clarity versus fudge. Berkeley’s Idealism and Physicalism (in both qualia (...)
  17. A Critical Examination of D. M. Armstrong's Materialistic Theory of Mind.Wayne Walker Kendrick - 1974 - Dissertation, University of Southern California
  18. Brinton, Crane, A Decade of Revolution.Trinkaus Trinkaus - 1935 - Studies in Philosophy and Social Science 4:292.
  19. The Invariances in Physics and Their Function in the Physical Cognizance.Henryk Piersa - 1993 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 41 (3):70.
  20. A Physicalist Theory of Scientific Theoretical Explanation.Gilbert Bruce Fargen - 1982 - Dissertation, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
    Physicalist theories of science, theories of science that is which take physics to be the one basic science and which hold all other sciences to be reducible to physics, have thus far failed to provide a defensible account of cause, state, natural law and explanation. Physicalism has so far been confined to using traditional empiricist concepts of these features of theories. ;This dissertation formally constructs new concepts of scientific explanation by a theory, law of a theory and state description of (...)
  21. Law and Organization in World Society. [REVIEW]G. E. W. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):799-799.
  22. General Investigations Concerning the Analysis of Concepts and Truths. [REVIEW]H. K. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (3):559-560.
  23. Completeness in Science. [REVIEW]P. K. H. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):765-765.
  24. John Heil the Universe as We Find It. [REVIEW]Alyssa Ney - 2014 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (4):881-886.
  25. Materialism and Supervenience.Andrew Jack - 1994 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (4):426-444.
  26. The Challenges of Energy—Response to Moody-Stuart.John Houghton - forthcoming - Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics.
  27. A Recipe for Thought.Fred Dretske - 2002 - In David J. Chalmers (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Oup Usa.
  28. On Materialisms.Kate Soper - 1976 - Radical Philosophy 15:14.
  29. The Physical Sciences and Natural Theology.Paul Ewart - 2013 - In J. H. Brooke, F. Watts & R. R. Manning (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology. Oxford Up. pp. 419.
    This chapter demonstrates how natural theology is both encouraged and challenged by the findings of the physical sciences. The scientific method is committed to finding naturalistic explanations, yet the vision that it gives suggests there is more to it than meets this particular eye: the universe seems to be permeated with signs of ‘mind’. The mysterious quantum world has shown us that new ways of thinking are required to deal with material ‘reality’. Quantum theory has also revealed new forms of (...)
  30. The Impact of Physical Sciences on Society.C. L. Pekeris - 1973 - In Raymond Aron, Anthony R. Michaelis & Hugh Harvey (eds.), Scientists in Search of Their Conscience. New York: Springer Verlag.
  31. A Vitalist Stopover on the Way to a New Materialism.Jane Bennett - 2010 - In Diana H. Coole & Samantha Frost (eds.), New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics. Duke University Press. pp. 47--69.
  32. 2 Special Sciences.Jerry A. Fodor - 1995 - In Paul K. Moser & J. D. Trout (eds.), Contemporary Materialism: A Reader. Routledge. pp. 51.
  33. Physical Being.Brian Baxter - 1993 - Philosophical Books 34 (3):156-157.
  34. The Faces of Existence: An Essay in Nonreductive Metaphysics.Nicholas Unwin - 1989 - Philosophical Books 30 (3):162-164.
  35. Die Kreativität der Materie: Interkulturelle Strukturgeschichte Eines Begriffs.Rainer Ernst Zimmermann - 2007 - Traugott Bautz.
  36. Materializm o problem ogólności myślenia.Marek Łagosz - 2004 - Principia 39.
  37. Przez filozofię do świadomego umysłu [David Chalmers, Świadomy umysł].Paweł Michałowski - 2012 - Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia.
  38. The Spiritual Big Bang: Origin of Universe.Damon Sprock - 2010 - The Spiritual Big Bang.
    It is at this juncture that post-modernism in the science field lacks that remaining piece of discipline, accepting the existence of an absolute, inner fabric of creative intelligence that is responsible for the vibratory formation of all physical world phenomena. It is for this reason that science alone will not find a viable answer of how the universe was created. Thus far, the science hierarchy has supplied us with theories that are totally incompatible with the belief that the universe had (...)
  39. Extra-Physical Structure in a Physical World? Or, Is the Study of Life Provincial?John T. Roberts - 2011 - The Monist 94 (2):221-243.
  40. Materialism.Richard H. Green - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):148-149.
  41. The Idea of Matter as the Ground of All Phenomena of the Universe.K. Th Bayrhoffer & Mrs Ella S. Morgan - 1876 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 10 (1):69 - 88.
  42. Do Object-Dependent Properties Threaten Physicalism?Chris Daly & David Liggins - 2010 - Journal of Philosophy 107 (11):610-614.
    Thomas Hofweber argues that the thesis of direct reference is incompatible with physicalism, the claim that the nonphysical supervenes on the physical. According to Hofweber, direct reference implies that some physical objects have object-dependent properties, such as being Jones’s brother, which depend on particular objects for their existence and identity. Hofweber contends that if some physical objects have object-dependent properties, then Local-Local Supervenience (the physicalist doctrine on which he concentrates) fails. In this note, we argue that Hofweber has failed to (...)
  43. Mind in a Physical World. [REVIEW]Henry Jackman - 2000 - Teaching Philosophy 23 (3):277-279.
  44. Tutorial in Quantum Mechanics and the Mind-Brain Connection.Henry P. Stapp - unknown
    I have written extensively of the topic of this tutorial. But in order to reach a broad audience I have in many of my more recent works refrained from using equations. That approach makes those works accessible in principle both to readers who are repelled by equations, and also to quantum physicists who are sufficiently familiar with the details of the quantum theory of measurement to be able to fill in for themselves the omitted equations. However, that approach means also (...)
  45. Is There Just One Possible World? Contingency Vs the Bootstrap.James T. Cushing - 1985 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 16 (1):31-48.
  46. Review Essay / Making Up Our Minds: Can Law Survive Cognitive Science?Rebecca Dresser - 1991 - Criminal Justice Ethics 10 (1):27-40.
    Lynne Rudder Baker, Saving Belief: A Critique of Physicalism Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987, xii + 177 pp. Daniel C. Dennett, The Intentional Stance Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987, xi + 388 pp. Paul M. Churchland, Matter and Consciousness Cambridge: MIT Press, revised edition, 1988, xii + 184 pp.
  47. The Self-Consciousness Argument : Functionalism and the Corruption of Intentional Content.George Bealer - 2010 - In Robert C. Koons & George Bealer (eds.), The Waning of Materialism: New Essays. Oxford University Press.
    In this chapter I argue that there is such a barrier created by self-conscious intentional states—conscious intentional states that are about one’s own conscious intentional states. As we will see, however, this result is entirely compatible with a scientific theory of mind, and, in fact, there is an elegant non-reductive framework in which just such a theory may be pursued.
  48. Are Ideas Physical?Denison Maurice Allan - 1942 - Journal of Philosophy 39 (24):645-654.
  49. Logical Positivism.A. J. Ayer (ed.) - 1959 - Greenwood Press.
    Edited by a leading exponent of the school, this book offers--in the words of the movement's founders--logical positivism's revolutionary theories on meaning and metaphysics, the nature of logic and mathematics, the foundations of knowledge ...
  50. Mental Causation: Compulsion by Reason.Bill Brewer - 1995 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 69 (69):237-253.
    The standard paradigm for mental causation is a person’s acting for a reason. Something happens - she intentionally φ’s - the occurrence of which we explain by citing a relevant belief or desire. In the present context, I simply take for granted the following two conditions on the appropriateness of this explanation. First, the agent φ’s _because_ she believes/desires what we say she does, where this is expressive of a _causal_ dependence.1 Second, her believing/desiring this gives her a _reason_ for (...)
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