1. General Term: Reductive Physicalism
Reductive Physicalism A doctrine stating that everything in the world can be reduced down to its
fundamental physical, or material, basis. For this reason, the word
"Physicalism" is often used interchangeably with the
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2. Neuroscience Topic: Getting Mind Out of Meat - Introduction
So option number three
(Physicalism) actually hides two very different views here: A reductive view of Physicalism or materialism and a non-reductive view of materialism or Physicalism.
First of all, I want to try to make that distinction
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3. Neuroscience Topic: Introduction
between "reductive physicalism " and "nonreductive
physicalism." The reductive physicalist says that humans
are purely physical beings and thus all of our thoughts, emotions,
and experiences are nothing but
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4. Neuroscience Topic: Is Behavior Determined, or are we Free?
has been a reductive physicalist account, which seems to imply
determinism . Therefore, it is important in theological discussions
to distinguish between reductive and nonreductive versions of
physicalism. To see the difference,
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5. Divine Action Topic: Drees, Willem B. Evolutionary Naturalism and Reli...
soft or nonreductive naturalism, whose context is ordinary human
experience and language, and hard or reductive naturalism. The latter includes
epistemological naturalism (a universal application of the scientific method
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6. Divine Action Topic: Murphy, Nancey. Supervenience and the Nonreducibi...
The key will be nonreductive
physicalism, originating in the work of Roy Wood Sellars, and now including the
focus on emergent properties of hierarchical systems. Sellars, in emphasizing
the significance of organizations and wholes,
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