Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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David Chalmers
Schwarz I 111
Humean Supervenience/Schwarz: A minimal version that Lewis would find too weak would be: whenever a world with alien properties in the distribution exactly matches, it also agrees with our in every other (qualitative) aspect. (See the analogous Definition Physicalism (Jackson 1994a, §2 and Chalmers 1996a, 38 41).


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Cha I
D.Chalmers
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

Schw I
W. Schwarz
David Lewis Bielefeld 2005


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-22