New York: Cambridge University Press (2003)

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Andrew Melnyk
University of Missouri, Columbia
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A Physicalist Manifesto is a full treatment of the comprehensive physicalist view that, in some important sense, everything is physical. Andrew Melnyk argues that the view is best formulated by appeal to a carefully worked-out notion of realization, rather than supervenience; that, so formulated, physicalism must be importantly reductionist; that it need not repudiate causal and explanatory claims framed in non-physical language; and that it has the a posteriori epistemic status of a broad-scope scientific hypothesis. Two concluding chapters argue in detail that contemporary science provides no significant empirical evidence against physicalism and some considerable evidence for it. Written in a brisk, candid and exceptionally clear style, this 2003 book should appeal to professionals and students in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of science.
Keywords Materialism  Metaphysics  Physicalism  Realization  Supervenience  Multiple Realization  Mental Causation  Exclusion Argument
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Call number B825.M38 2003
ISBN(s) 9780511056321   9780521827119   9780511498817   0521827116   0521038944
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