Materialism: Matters of definition, defense, and deconstruction

Philosophical Studies 131 (1):157-83 (2006)
How should the metaphysical hypothesis of materialism be formulated? What strategies look promising for defending this hypothesis? How good are the prospects for its successful defense, especially in light of the infamous “hard problem” of phenomenal consciousness? I will say something about each of these questions.
Keywords Conceptual Analysis  Ideology  Location  Materialism  Metaphysics  Possible World
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