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Materialism: Matters of Definition, Defense, and Deconstruction

Terry Horgan
Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
Vol. 131, No. 1, Formulating Physicalism (Oct., 2006), pp. 157-183
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25471802
Page Count: 27
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Materialism: Matters of Definition, Defense, and Deconstruction
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Abstract

How should the metaphysical hypothesis of materialism be formulated? What strategies look promising for defending this hypothesis? How good are the prospects for its successful defense, especially in light of the infamous "hard problem" of phenomenal consciousness? I will say something about each of these questions.

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