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A Physicalist Manifesto

Thoroughly Modern Materialism

A Physicalist Manifesto by Andrew Melnyk
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A Physicalist Manifesto is a full treatment of the comprehensive physicalist view that, in some important sense, everything is physical. Andrew Melnyk argues that the view is best formulated by appeal to a carefully worked-out notion of realization, rather than supervenience; that, so formulated, physicalism must be importantly reductionist; that it need not repudiate causal and explanatory claims framed in non-physical language; and that it has the a posteriori epistemic status of a broad-scope scientific hypothesis. Two concluding chapters argue in detail that contemporary science provides no significant empirical evidence against physicalism and some considerable evidence for it. Written in a brisk, candid and exceptionally clear style, this 2003 book should appeal to professionals and students in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of science.
Cambridge University Press; October 2003
342 pages; ISBN 9780511056321
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Title: A Physicalist Manifesto
Author: Andrew Melnyk
 
ISBNs
051105632X
9780511056321
9780521827119