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Erica Shumener: Fysikalism förstådd som en tes om lagar

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Tid Onsdag 4 maj, 2022 kl. 13:15 - 15:00
Plats HD108

Högre seminariet i filosofi bjuder in till gästföreläsning med Erica Shumener, Pittsburgh. Seminariet har den engelska titeln "Physicalism as a Nomic Thesis".

Abstract (på engelska):

If we were to learn that we live in a nonphysicalist universe, we would expect to be surrounded by some of the spooky usual suspects, such as ghosts, abstracta, fundamental qualia, or primitive normative facts. I argue that—given parallels between the physicalism debate and debates about laws of nature—we can abandon this expectation. There may be nonphysicalist universes containing neither fundamental nonphysical phenomena nor primitive nonphysical facts. I argue that such possibilities pose a problem for certain characterizations of physicalism. One solution is to develop an account of physicalism that treats the statement of physicalism as expressing a type of law itself.

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Evenemangstyp: Seminarium
Kontaktperson
Pär Sundström
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