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Metaphysics of Consciousness

By William Seager

Routledge – 1991 – 272 pages

Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

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Metaphysics of Consciousness opens with a development of the physicalist outlook that denies the need for any explanation of the mental. This "inexplicability" is demonstrated not to be sufficient as refutation of physicalism. However, the inescapable particularity of modes of consciousness appears to overpower this minimal physicalism. This book proposes that such an inference requires either a wholly new conception of how consciousness is physical or a deep and disturbing new kind of physical inexplicability.

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'The author has produced a book which is lucidly written, closely reasoned and not overly polemical … This is more than just a good book - it is an important book.' - Times Higher Educational Supplement

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Description: By William Seager. Metaphysics of Consciousness opens with a development of the physicalist outlook that denies the need for any explanation of the mental. This "inexplicability" is demonstrated not to be sufficient as refutation of physicalism. However, the...
Categories: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind