The prospects for Kirk's nonreductive physicalism

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):323-32 (1998)
Abstract
Using the notion of strict implication, Robert Kirk claims to have formulated a version of physicalism which is nonreductive. I argue that, depending on how his notion of strict implication is interpreted, Kirk's formulation either fails to be physicalist or else commits him to reductionism. Either way we do not have nonreductive physicalism. I also suggest that the reductionism to which Kirk is committed, though unfashionable, is unobjectionable
Keywords Logic  Physicalism  Reductionism  Truth  Kirk, R
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DOI 10.1080/00048409812348451
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Strict Implication, Supervenience, and Physicalism.Robert Kirk - 1996 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (2):244-57.
How Physicalists Can Avoid Reductionism.Robert Kirk - 1996 - Synthese 108 (2):157-70.

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