Real Materialism: And Other Essays
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Real Materialism: And Other Essays

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ISBN-13:
9780199267422
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.2008
Seiten:
496
Autor:
Galen Strawson
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction ; 1. Real Materialism ; 2. Realistic monism: why physicalism entails panpsychism ; 3. Can we know the nature of reality as it is in itself? ; 4. Red and 'red' ; 5. Self, body, and experience ; 6. What is the relation between an experience, the subject of the experience, and the content of the experience? ; 7. Against narrativity ; 8. Episodic ethics ; 9. Mental ballistics: the involuntariness of spontaneity ; 10. Intentionality and experience: terminological preliminaries ; 11. Real intentionality: why intentionality entails consciousness ; 12. On the inevitability of freedom (from the compatibilist point of view ) ; 13. The impossibility of moral responsibility ; 14. Consciousness, free will, and the unimportance of determinism ; 15. Free agents ; 16. Realism and causation ; 17. The contingent reality of natural necessity ; 18. David Hume: objects and power ; 19. Epistemology, semantics, ontology, and David Hume ; Bibliography ; Index
Real Materialism is a collection of highly original essays on a set of related topics in philosophy of mind and metaphysics: consciousness and the mind-body problem; our knowledge of the world; the nature of the self or subject; free will and moral responsibility; the nature of thought and intentionality; causation and David Hume.