TITLE

Stoljar's Twin-Physics World

AUTHOR(S)
Baltimore, Joseph
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Philosophia;Mar2013, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In his recent book Physicalism, Daniel Stoljar argues that there is no version of physicalism that is both true and deserving of the name. His argument employs a variation of Hilary Putnam's famous twin-earth story, which Stoljar calls 'the twin-physics world.' In this paper, I challenge Stoljar's use of the twin-physics world. The upshot of that challenge, I argue, is that Stoljar fails to show, concerning the versions of physicalism for which he grants the possibility of being true, that none of them is deserving of the name.
ACCESSION #
86196742

 

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