Does the exclusion argument put any pressure on dualism

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (1):96-108 (2017)
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Abstract

The exclusion argument is widely thought to put considerable pressure on dualism if not to refute it outright. We argue to the contrary that, whether or not their position is ultimately true, dualists have a plausible response. The response focuses on the notion of ‘distinctness’ as it occurs in the argument: if 'distinctness' is understood one way, the exclusion principle on which the argument is founded can be denied by the dualist; if it is understood another way, the argument is not persuasive.

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Daniel Stoljar
Australian National University
Christian List
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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