Oxford University Press (1994)
Physicalism is a program for building a unified system of knowledge about the world on the basis of the view that everything is a manifestation of the physical aspects of existence. Jeffrey Poland presents a systematic and comprehensive exploration of the philosophical foundations of this program. He investigates the core ideas, motivating values, and presuppositions of physicalism; the constraints upon an adequate formulation of physicalist doctrine; the epistemological and modal status, the scope, and the methodological roles of physicalist principles. He reviews and evaluates major objections to the program, and considers its significance for philosophy, science, society, and individual persons. He also examines the relations between physicalism and other philosophical positions, such as realism, empiricism, and relativism, and suggests that physicalism is compatible with a tolerant pluralism in the philosophical, cultural, and personal domains.
|Keywords||Materialism Knowledge, Theory of Science Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$25.00 used (81% off) $122.34 new (6% off) $130.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B825.P63 1994|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Construction Area (No Hard Hat Required).Karen Bennett - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 154 (1):79-104.
Global Supervenience and Dependence.Karen Bennett - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):501-529.
Realization and the Metaphysics of Mind.Thomas W. Polger - 2007 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2):233 – 259.
Similar books and articles
Being a Physicalist: How and (More Importantly) Why. [REVIEW]Andrew Melnyk - 1994 - Philosophical Studies 74 (2):221-241.
From Physics to Physicalism.Barry M. Loewer - 2001 - In Carl Gillett & Barry M. Loewer (eds.), Physicalism and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press.
Non-Reductive Physicalism?A. D. Smith - 1993 - In Howard M. Robinson (ed.), Objections to Physicalism. Oxford University Press.
Could a Classical Theist Be a Physicalist?William F. Vallicella - 1998 - Faith and Philosophy 15 (2):160-180.
The Percept and Vector Function Theories of the Brain.Jeffrey E. Foss - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (December):511-537.
How to Be a (Sort of) A Priori Physicalist.D. Gene Witmer - 2005 - Philosophical Studies 131 (1):185-225.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads81 ( #63,747 of 2,158,886 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #45,921 of 2,158,886 )
How can I increase my downloads?