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In the first four chapters, Pereboom is principally concerned with a proposition he calls the qualitative inaccuracy hypothesis. Andrew Melnyk – – Erkenntnis 79 5: Sign in Create an account.


This splendid book makes several major contributions to the philosophy of mind. History of Western Philosophy.

Philosophical Quarterly 63 That is a weakness, but not one serious enough to detract from the book’s many virtues.

Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Search my Subject Specializations: At one point he does briefly discuss possible models of representation for the introspective mode of presentation, but it is all done in a pretty sketchy way.

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Derk Pereboom’s new book is the latest contribution to this literature, and it is much to be recommended to anyone who wants to keep abreast on these matters. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 61 2: The version of the nonreductive view endorsed departs from others in that it rejects the token identity of psychological and microphysical entities of any sort.

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This ordinary content is constituted by the normal cause of the introspective representation. It is innovative, deep, clear, judicious, and carefully argued, and it has many passages that illuminate classical texts and the contemporary literature. The author is not sure that physicalism can be salvaged.

Pereboom doesn’t say anything about this, but then, neither does almost anyone else. The way is then left open for a physicalism of sorts. So, as he sees it, Russellian monism assumes the following: This is a tricky business, and there are some well known arguments by Jaegwon Kim that it cannot be pulled off.

Consciousness and the Prospects of Physicalism

Taking this position provides another way of answering the anti-physicalist arguments. Qualia and Materialism in Philosophy of Mind. Then, in chapters he presents his own version of a non-reductivist physicalist theory.


The first is that one can specify a sense of ‘constituted by’ such that mental tokens are constituted by their physical base.

So, as Pereboom characterizes it, they rest on two key premises: Free Will Skepticism and Meaning in Life. According to non-reductive physicalism, the mental qua mental exercises causal powers, and these causal powers cannot, at either the type or token level, be identified with the vonsciousness powers of the physical base.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. Pereboom acknowledges this problem, but his answer loses me. Added to PP index Total downloads 66 99, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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So, as he sees it, Russellian monism assumes the following:. The book’s third strand The Philosophical Review 1 July ; 3: But all this is done in a tentative fashion. In Chapters Pereboom proposes a non-reductive physicalism which comports with the two strategies for defending physicalism just discussed. On Fischer’s Our Stories.