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Considerations in Favour of Eliminativism

Trenton Merricks

in Objects and Persons

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780199245369
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199245363.003.0002
 Considerations in Favour of Eliminativism

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Further clarifies eliminativism, and further demonstrates its intelligibility, by showing eliminativism's novel and interesting solutions to a number of philosophical puzzles. The arguments of this chapter also support the truth of eliminativism. The arguments touch on a variety of topics, including vagueness and the ‘Sorites Game,’ worries about co‐location and constitution, and the way a thinker (such as a person) is related to her brain.

Keywords: brain; co‐location; constitution; eliminativism; person; Sorites; thinker; vagueness

Chapter.  8851 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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