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Contemporary materialism : a reader

Author: Paul K Moser; J D Trout
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary Materialism presents an important collection of recent work on materialism in connection with metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and theories of value. This anthology charts the contemporary problems, positions and themes on the topic of materialism. It illuminates materialism's complex intersection with related subjects such as cognition and psychology. By gathering a wide-range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul K Moser; J D Trout
ISBN: 0415108632 9780415108638 0415108640 9780415108645
OCLC Number: 31012939
Description: x, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: General Introduction: Contemporary Materialism / Paul K. Moser and J.D. Trout --
Part I. Materialism and Naturalism. 1. Naturalism, Materialism, and First Philosophy --
Postscript: "Naturalism, Materialism, and First Philosophy" Reconsidered / David M. Armstrong --
2. Special Sciences / Jerry A. Fodor --
3. There is no Question of Physicalism --
Postscript / Tim Crane and D.H. Mellor --
Part II. Materialism and Mind. 4. Sensations and Brain Processes --
Postscript / J.J.C. Smart --
5. Mental Events / Donald Davidson --
6. Philosophy and our Mental Life / Hilary Putnam --
7. The Myth of Nonreductive Materialism / Jaegwon Kim --
8. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes --
Postscript: Evaluating Our Self Conception / Paul M. Churchland --
9. What Mary Didn't Know --
Postscript / Frank Jackson --
Part III. Materialism and Meaning. 10. Things and their Place in Theories / W.V.O. Quine --
11. Physicalism and the Indeterminacy of Translation / Michael Friedman --
12. Why There Isn't a Ready-made World / Hilary Putnam --
13. Evolution, Error, and Intentionality --
Postscript / Daniel C. Dennett --
Part IV. Materialism and Value. 14. The Scientific and the Ethical / Bernard Williams --
15. How To Be a Moral Realist --
Postscript: Materialism and Realism in Metaethics / Richard N. Boyd --
16. How To Be an Ethical Antirealist / Simon Blackburn.
Responsibility: [edited by] Paul K. Moser and J.D. Trout.
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Bringing together for the first time many key articles by leading philosophers, this volume charts the problems, positions and themes concerning the issue of materialism.  Read more...

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"Contemorary Materialism is a collection of sixteen key articles that explore those major issues surrounding modern materialism in science and philosophy.."-" Free Inquiry, Fall 1997

 
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