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Against levels of reality: the method of metaphysics and the argument for dualism

Esfeld, Michael (2021) Against levels of reality: the method of metaphysics and the argument for dualism. [Preprint]

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This paper has three objectives: (i) arguing against levels of reality by employing the Lewis-Jackson method for doing metaphysics, also known as the Canberra plan; (ii) showing how this method renders the idea of levels of reality incoherent, but nevertheless leaves the conceptual space open for dualism; (iii) sketching out a concrete proposal for a dualism of mind and matter that relies on normativity and that employs ontic structural realism.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Esfeld, Michaelmichael.esfeld@unil.ch
Keywords: Canberra plan, dualism, functionalism, Humeanism, myth of the given, normativity, Super-Humeanism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 00:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 00:33
Item ID: 19424
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 27 July 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19424

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