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Facing Reality : A Challenge to Physicalism - Steven Merle Duncan

Facing Reality

A Challenge to Physicalism

Paperback Published: 19th July 2016
ISBN: 9781535386531
Number Of Pages: 180

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Contemporary Analytic metaphysics affirms some pretty surprising claims, such as that ordinary material things, such as tables, chairs, the bodies of persons, their brains, etc. do not exist. The source of all these absurd views is their common and generally unspoken commitment to Galilean Physicalism, the thesis that nothing exists except what is "quantified over" by contemporary physics, which is usually restricted to elemental particles, their properties, forces, and fields. This volume in the Metaphysica in Nuce series attacks Galilean Physicalism on metaphysical grounds and prepares the way for a return to the traditional realism represented by an Aristotelian ontology of material things.

ISBN: 9781535386531
ISBN-10: 1535386533
Series: Metaphysica in Nuce
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 19th July 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.25

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