Canadian Journal of Philosophy 42 (3-4):167-185 (2012)

Justin Tiehen
University of Puget Sound
What does it mean to say that the mental is nothing over and above the physical? In other words, what exactly is the thesis of physicalism about the mental? The question has not received the philosophical attention it deserves. If that sounds woefully uninformed, it's probably because you are mistaking my restricted thesis of physicalism about the mental for the unrestricted thesis of physicalism simpliciter. Physicalism simpliciter is the doctrine that everything is physical; equivalently, that there is nothing over and above the physical. Physicalism simpliciter has been the subject of intense philosophical scrutiny. There are ongoing debates over how 'the physical' should be defined for the purpose of ..
Keywords Physicalism  Content Externalism  Realization  Melnyk
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DOI 10.1353/cjp.2012.0015
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