The Resource Physicalism and the Mind, by Robert Francescotti, (electronic resource)

Physicalism and the Mind, by Robert Francescotti, (electronic resource)

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Physicalism and the Mind
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Physicalism and the Mind
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by Robert Francescotti
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eng
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This book addresses a tightly knit cluster of questions in the philosophy of mind. There is the question: Are mental properties identical with physical properties? An affirmative answer would seem to secure the truth of physicalism regarding the mind, i.e., the belief that all mental phenomena obtain solely in virtue of physical phenomena. If the answer is negative, then the question arises: Can this solely in virtue of relation be understood as some kind of dependence short of identity? And answering this requires answering two further questions. Exactly what sort of dependence on the physical does physicalism require, and what is needed for a property or phenomenon to qualify as physical? It is argued that multiple realizability still provides irresistible proof (especially with the possibility of immaterial realizers) that mental properties are not identical with any properties of physics, chemistry, or biology. After refuting various attempts to formulate nonreductive physicalism with the notion of realization, a new definition of physicalism is offered. This definition shows how it could be that the mental depends solely on the physical even if mental properties are not identical with those of the natural sciences. Yet, it is also argued that the sort of psychophysical dependence described is robust enough that if it were to obtain, then in a plausible and robust sense of ‘physical’, mental properties would still qualify as physical properties
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Francescotti, Robert
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B53
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SpringerBriefs in Philosophy,
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  • Philosophy (General)
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Science
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Physicalism and the Mind, by Robert Francescotti, (electronic resource)
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Chapter 1. Multiple Realizability -- Chapter 2. Supervenience and Physicalism -- Chapter 3. Realization and Constitution -- Chapter 4. Defining Physicalism
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XII, 90 p.
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9789401794510
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10.1007/978-94-017-9451-0
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Physicalism and the Mind, by Robert Francescotti, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Multiple Realizability -- Chapter 2. Supervenience and Physicalism -- Chapter 3. Realization and Constitution -- Chapter 4. Defining Physicalism
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XII, 90 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789401794510
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-9451-0
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-94-017-9451-0

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