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  • n. Plural form of physicalist.


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  • Physicalism does not require that we distinguish between "guided" and "unguided" cause, because in the view of physicalists, there is no difference.

    Aiguy's Computer

  • Most physicalists . . . accept the causal closure of the physical not only as a fundamental metaphysical doctrine but as an indispensable methodological presupposition of the physical sciences. . .

    Stewart Goetz - The Causal Closure Argument

  • Reductive physicalists, however, are no better, since they simply deal with human cognition and qualia by failing to acknowledge their existence.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I continue to read up on it, and frankly most of the physicalists sound like effective dualists anyway.

    Blurring the Line

  • Predicate dualism is the view of most non-reductive physicalists, who maintain that the semantics of description for attributes of mind cannot be reduced to the descriptives used for physical structures or processes.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • …For the physicalists we are just brain states, we identify completely with our brain processes.

    An Exploration into an Integral Approach to Knowledge

  • Indeed, for most physicalists, they are in the head by being realized in the brain or in the central nervous system.


  • Like earlier direct realists, strong representationalists tend to be naturalists or physicalists.


  • For one thing, many contemporary physicalists do in fact use the word


  • A third response is to say that what the blockers problem brings out is that there is a clear difference between two ways that physicalists have sought to respond for the epiphenomenal ectoplasm problem; in particular, if one adopts



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