Nonreductive Naturalism

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Nonreductive naturalism holds that we can preserve the metaphysical truth of physicalism while averting the methodological mistakes of reductionism. Acceptable scientificexplanation need not be formulated in the language of physical science. Persuasive arguments about the properties of phenomenal consciousnesspurport to show that physicalism is false, namely that phenomenal experience is a nonphysical fact. I examine two recent, comprehensive efforts to naturalize phenomenal consciousness and argue thatnonreductive naturalism yields a dilemma of reductionism or panpsychism.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Philosophy of Science
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DOI theoria199712142
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