Philosophia Christi 20 (1):31-41 (2018)

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Brandon Rickabaugh
Palm Beach Atlantic University
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I argue for the primacy of the mental from recent physicalists’ endorsements of phenomenal transparency and the non-transparency of the physical. I argue that the conjunction of these views shows that (1) arguments for dualism from introspection are difficult to resist; and (2) a kind of Hempel’s dilemma that removes constraints that block substance dualism. This shows that (1) raises the probability of the primacy of the mental, while (2) lowers the probability of the primacy of the physical. Lastly, I argue that the conjunction of (1) and (2) raise the probability of substance dualism.
Keywords Russelian Monism  Substance Dualism  Psychophysical Dualism  Primacy of the Mental
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DOI 10.5840/pc20182015
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