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“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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195132351.003.0002

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

 “All in My Brain” Materialism

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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

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