Di Francesco, Michele
January 2005
Epistemologia;2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
This article contemplates on the existence of a version of emergentism that is compatible with naturalism and moderate physicalism. Naturalism is the view that everything is natural, that everything there is belongs to the world of nature, and so can be studied by the methods appropriated for studying that world, and the apparent exceptions can somehow be explained away. Physicalism prima facie claims that everything that exists is physical in nature. According to the exclusion argument the real causal job is played at the physical level, and there is no need to postulate on the existence of any causal connection between the involved mental states.


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