TITLE

Physicalism, teleology and the miraculous coincidence problem

AUTHOR(S)
Knowles, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
April 1999
SOURCE
Philosophical Quarterly;Apr99, Vol. 49 Issue 195, p164
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzes the relationship between basic and non-basic sciences from the perspective of anti-reductionist physicalism. Teleological solution to the relationship problem; Implausibility of supervening event to be realized in physical events; `Miraculous coincidence problem' in the relationship; Arguments for functionalism; Assumptions of the account of teleology.
ACCESSION #
1828476

 

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