Problemos 98 (2020)

Andrei Mărăşoiu
University of Bucharest
Alter elaborates and defends an ambitious argument advanced by Chalmers against physicalism. As Alter notes, the argument is valid. But I will argue that not all its premises are true. In particular, it is false that all physical truths are purely structural. In denying this, I focus not on the objects of pure physical theory but on the homely, macroscopic objects of our daily lives.
Keywords the structure and dynamics argument   physicalism   dualism   thought-experiments   a priori entailment   explanatory gap
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