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Brute facts

Author: Elly Vintiadis; Constantinos Mekios
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Brute facts are facts that don't have explanations. They are instrumental in our attempts to give accounts of other facts or phenomena, and so they play a key role in many philosophers' views about the structure of the world. This volume explores neglected questions about the nature of brute facts and their explanatory role.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elly Vintiadis; Constantinos Mekios
ISBN: 019875860X 9780198758600
OCLC Number: 1030598277
Description: viii, 275 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Must there be brute facts? / John Heil --
How to make the case for brute facts / Elanor Taylor --
Bruteness and supervenience : mind vs. morality / Joseph Levine --
Brute necessity and the mind-body problem / James Van Cleve --
Are modal facts brute facts? / Dana Goswick --
Truthmaking and the mysteries of emergence / Kevin Morris --
Are there brute facts about consciousness? / Torin Alter --
The provenance of consciousness / Gerald Vision --
Brute facts about emergence / John Symons --
There is nothing (really) wrong with emergent brute facts / Elly Vintiadis --
Emergence : inexplicable but explanatory / Peter Wyss --
Naturalism, emergence, and brute facts / Mark H. Bickhard --
Emergence, downward causation, and no brute facts in biological systems / Argyris Arnellos, Charbel El-Hani.
Responsibility: edited by Elly Vintiadis and Constantinos Mekios.

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a comprehensive introduction as well as thoughtfully relevant ... contributions knitting together the various expert critical responses to the existence and use of brute facts ... Recommended. * J. Read more...

 
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