Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Physicalism: within the philosophy of the mind, physicalism represents the thesis that mental processes are to be traced back to physical processes. See also materialism, identity theory, naturalism.
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SchifferVsPhysicalism: it must be wrong, because if there are true ascriptions of belief, they cannot be shown without mentalist or intentional vocabulary.
I 142f
Definition ontological physicalism/O.P./Schiffer: thesis: has no irreducible psychological entities. - Definition Sententialist physicalism/S.Ph.: there are no psychological sentences (which is wrong) - if there are any, the two physicalisms fall together. - Definition Sententialist Dualism/S.D.: there are true psychological sentences. - Belief properties (b.p.) if there are any, belief propositions and Sententialist Dualism cannot be true. - Ontological Dualism/O.D./SchifferVsDescartes: is unreasonable - Sententialist Dualism/ontological physicalism: because both are true, there are no belief propositions - NominalismVsDualism/Quine: If the Sententialist Physicalism is wrong, there are no true beliefs.

Schi I
St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28