TITLE

There is No Question of Physicalism

AUTHOR(S)
CRANE, TIM; MELLOR, D. H.
PUB. DATE
April 1990
SOURCE
Mind;Apr1990, Vol. 99 Issue 394, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines a number of proposed definitions of physicalism, also known as logical positivism. The article discusses physicalism as a doctrine about the empirical world. Physicalism is not discussed as the matter of universal and abstract objects. It is stated that nominalism and physicalism are quite independent doctrines.
ACCESSION #
56043852

 

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