“All in My Brain” Materialism

Joseph Levine

in Purple Haze

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195132359
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833375 | DOI:

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

 “All in My Brain” Materialism

Show Summary Details


The doctrine of materialism, or physicalism, is articulated and defended, based on the causal role of conscious states. Three objections are dealt with: epiphenomenalism, the explanatory exclusion argument, and an argument to the effect that naturalization is not required to secure the causal role of the mental.

Keywords: causal role; epiphenomenalism; explanatory exclusion; materialism; naturalization; physicalism

Chapter.  14961 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.