Chalmers' “unholy stew”: Review of 'Constructing the World' by David Chalmers [Book Review]

The Philosophers' Magazine 61 (61):115-118 (2013)
Richard Brown
LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
This highly technical book is densely packed with arguments and is an important addition to the literature. Even if one ultimately disagrees with Chalmers there is much to be gained in his exhaustive study, and he goes out of his way to show how one can accept limited or modified versions of scrutability. It is impossible for me to do justice to his argumentative rigor and comprehensive coverage of possible views in the space I have here. In the end I find much of what Chalmers says convincing but something of a Pyrrhic victory.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.5840/tpm20136168
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