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Introduction

Jeffrey Poland

in Physicalism

Published in print January 1994 | ISBN: 9780198249801
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681202 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter begins by setting out the primary objectives of the book, which are to clarify what it means to be a physicalist and to come to an understanding of the issues bearing upon whether physicalism is indeed a worthy programme. It identifies the questions that must be addressed in order to establish the foundations of physicalism. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: physicalism; unified system of knowledge; existence; physicalist

Chapter.  3234 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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