Ectoplasm Earth

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

Abstract

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 ..

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,766

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-05-24

Downloads
175 (#69,200)

6 months
1 (#386,499)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Justin Tiehen
University of Puget Sound

References found in this work

The Extended Mind.Andy Clark & David J. Chalmers - 1998 - Analysis 58 (1):7-19.
New Work for a Theory of Universals.David K. Lewis - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61 (4):343-377.
Physicalism.Daniel Stoljar - 2010 - Routledge.
Thinking About Consciousness.David Papineau - 2002 - Oxford University Press UK.

View all 40 references / Add more references

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations