How Dogmatic Can Materialism Be?

  • John C. Eccles


In the preceding paper, Dr. Savage’s technique is the classical one of erecting a straw man which he then proceeds to demolish. It would be tiresome to respond to every criticism. Instead I restrict myself to a few test cases.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Eccles
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  1. 1.State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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