Materialism: 'All In My Brain'
Levine (Joseph)
Source: Levine - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness, 2001, Chapter 1
Paper - Abstract

Paper Summary


Author’s Abstract

  1. The doctrine of materialism, or physicalism, is articulated and defended, based on the causal role of conscious states.
  2. 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.

Sections
  1. Introduction
  2. The Materialist Thesis
  3. The Physical
  4. Epiphenomenalism
  5. More on Causal Relevance
  6. Again, Why Materialism?
  7. Conclusion

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