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A Novel Argument Against Identity Theories
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A Novel Argument Against Identity Theories

Quote:Many of us sense that there is a conceptual obstacle to physicalism being true. It strikes us that there is something about the concept of pain that precludes pain turning out to be identical with C-fibre firing, say. The conceivability arguments of Kripke, Chalmers, etc. are an attempt to refine this somewhat inchoate sense of there being such a conceptual obstacle into a cogent argument. In this paper, I outline an alternative line of argument against physicalism. This alternative argument also aims to show that there is a conceptual obstacle to physicalism being true, but it is a...
"Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible Sun within us."

  -Thomas Browne
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