Stoljar's Twin-Physics World

Baltimore, Joseph
March 2013
Philosophia;Mar2013, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p127
Academic Journal
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.


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