Physicalism, teleology and the miraculous coincidence problem

Knowles, Jonathan
April 1999
Philosophical Quarterly;Apr99, Vol. 49 Issue 195, p164
Academic Journal
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.


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