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dc.contributor.authorAleksiev, Damian
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-16T14:43:03Z
dc.date.available2023-06-16T14:43:03Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857, 1573-0964
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11229-022-03506-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/13790
dc.description.abstractI define two metaphysical positions that anti-physicalists can take in response to Jonathan Schaffer’s ground functionalism. Ground functionalism is a version of physicalism where explanatory gaps are everywhere. If ground functionalism is true, arguments against physicalism based on the explanatory gap between the physical and experiential facts fail. In response, first, I argue that some anti-physicalists are already safe from Schaffer’s challenge. These anti-physicalists reject an underlying assumption of ground functionalism: the assumption that macrophysical entities are something over and above the fundamental entities. I call their position “lightweight anti-physicalism.” Second, I go on to argue that even if anti-physicalists accept Schaffer’s underlying assumption, they can still argue that the consciousness explanatory gap is especially mysterious and thus requires a special explanation. I call the resulting position “heavyweight anti-physicalism.” In both cases, the consciousness explanatory gap is a good way to argue against physicalism.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleLightweight and heavyweight anti-physicalism
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleSynthese
dc.source.volume200
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.spage1
dc.source.epage23
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-16T14:43:03Z
dc.contributor.unitOther
dc.source.journalabbrevSynthese
dc.identifier.urlhttps://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11229-022-03506-3


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