Definition of physicalism[ edit ] The word "physicalism" was introduced into philosophy in the s by Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap. Karl Popper defined a physical proposition to be one which can at least in theory be denied by observation . A "physical property", in this context, may be a metaphysical or logical combination of properties which are physical in the ordinary sense. It is common to express the notion of "metaphysical or logical combination of properties" using the notion of supervenience:
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What is this book about? Well, on page 8 Richard Brautigan gives a list of 24 things of what it is about. The tigers and how they lived and how beautiful they were and how they talked to me while they ate my parents and how I talked back to them and how they stopped eating my parents though it did not help my parents any, nothing could help them by then, and we talked for a long time and one of the tigers helped me with my arithmetic, then they told me to go away.
I returned later to burn the shack down. That's what we did in those days. The Statue of Mirrors. It's a swell place for dancing. The sun and how it changes very interesting. Margaret and that other girl who carried the lantern at night and never came close. My life lived in watermelon sugar.
There must be worse lives. Pauline She is my favorite. And this is the twenty-fourth book written in years. Last month Charley said to me, 'You don't seem to like making statues or doing anything else. Why don't you write a book? The last one was written thirty-five years ago.
It's about time somebody wrote another book. Neither does Brautigan write about the plan of the sadistic army clique that runs Brazil and calls itself a government to tear down the entire Amazon rain forest. Ecologists are worried about that one. It's a project financed by the Amerikans.
But enough of this humour, back to Brautigan I say.Sexual Solipsism Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification Rae Langton.
Arguments for controversial feminist conclusions from . What is knowledge?
The distinction between acquaintance knowledge, ability knowledge and propositional knowledge. The nature of definition (including Linda Zagzebski) and how propositional knowledge may be analysed/defined.
Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification is a collection of fifteen essays by Rae Langton, a leading political philosopher and feminist. Although many of the essays have appeared before, this collection brings together in one handy volume all of her important work in this area.
Recent Examples on the Web. This adage comes from Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, poet, theologian and the founder of existentialism. — kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June This adage comes from Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, poet, theologian and the founder of existentialism.
— kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June This adage comes from Soren. Cognition is embodied when it is deeply dependent upon features of the physical body of an agent, that is, when aspects of the agent's body beyond the brain play a significant causal or physically constitutive role in cognitive processing.
Metaphysical solipsism is a variety of solipsism. Based on a philosophy of subjective idealism, metaphysical solipsists maintain that the self is the only existing reality and that all other realities, including the external world and other persons, are representations of that self, and have no independent existence.