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The emergence of mind in a physical world

The emergence of mind in a physical world

  • Author: Morales Otero, Juan Diego
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • ISBN: 9789587833263
  • eISBN Pdf: 789587833270
  • Place of publication:  Bogotá , Colombia
  • Year: 2018
  • Pages: 233

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This book presents an ontologically and methodologically well founded Physicalist proposal that does not lose sight of the special particularity and alleged irreducibility of some of the most obvious phenomena of our existence, such as the human mind. The author provides a compelling argument against the most widely accepted interpretation of Physicalism, Microphysicalism. Morales argues in favor of Emergentism as a non-reductive physicalist proposal that explains the causal reality of higher-level properties as metaphysically dependent but not supervenient on their microphysical bases.

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