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Metaphysics of consciousness

Author: William Seager
Publisher: London : New York : Routledge, 1991.
Series: Philosophical issues in science.
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Assesses the problem of upholding even a minimal physicalism which leads to the conclusion that either a new conception of how consciousness is physical is needed or a disturbing new kind of physical inexplicability.
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Seager, William, 1952-
Metaphysics of consciousness.
London : New York : Routledge, 1991
(DLC) 91016739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Seager
ISBN: 0203213521 9780203213520
OCLC Number: 252785028
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: BOOK COVER; HALF TITLE; SERIES TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; PART I THE RETREAT OF PHYSICALISM; 1. PHYSICALISM, ONTOLOGY AND EXPLANATION; 2. POSITIVE REDUCTIVE STRATEGIES; 3. NEGATIVE REDUCTIVE STRATEGIES; PART II THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS; 4. VARIETIES OF SUPERVENIENCE; 5. CONSCIOUSNESS, INFORMATION AND EPIPHENOMENALISM; 6. CONSCIOUSNESS AND CAUSAL EFFICACY; 7. RECONCILIATION AND MYSTERY; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; NAME INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX.
Series Title: Philosophical issues in science.
Responsibility: William Seager.

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This monograph outlines a minimal physicalist view of mental thought independent of the current "mind-brain" theories. It explores the notion of the "supervenience" as the grounds of a plausible  Read more...

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