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Alternatives to Physicalism: Memoirs of a Friend

  • Peter Ells
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Part of the St Antony's Series book series (STANTS)

Abstract

This memoir recalls friendly discussions with Hermínio Martins regarding the essential character of the furniture of the universe. Physicalism, despite the successes of the natural sciences, fails to account for experiences such as pain. As will be shown, Martins and the writer preferred alternative metaphysical systems that avoid such pitfalls.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Ells
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  1. 1.OxfordUK

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