The case against physicalism

Originally posted on The philosophical apologist:
What is physicalism? Physicalism is the view that everything real is ultimately something physical. A more traditional term often used interchangeably is materialism – the view that everything is matter – but this term is used less frequently now that we know forces such as gravity are not strictly material. Physicalism does not deny that many things such as consciousness seem…

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Guest Post: When is a person?

Originally posted on Science and Belief:
At what point in human development can we recognise the presence of another person like us?  It’s an age-old question which cannot be avoided, and I’ve been interested in the recent discussion about this on this blog.  Each one of us comes to this question from a different perspective,…

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