Physicalism
In philosophy, physicalism is the ontological thesis that "everything is physical", that there is "nothing over and above" the physical, or that everything supervenes on the physical. Physicalism is a...
Supervenience
In philosophy, supervenience is an ontological relation that is used to describe cases where (roughly speaking) the lower-level properties of a system determine its higher level properties. Some phil...
Type-token distinction
Although this flock is made of the same type of bird, each individual bird is a different token. (50 MB video of a flock of birds in Rome)In disciplines such as logic, metalogic, typography, and com...
Type physicalism
Type physicalism (also known as reductive materialism, type identity theory, mind-brain identity theory and identity theory of mind) is a physicalist theory, in the philosophy of mind. It asserts tha...
Philosophical zombie
A philosophical zombie or p-zombie in the philosophy of mind and perception is a hypothetical being that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except in that it lacks conscious experience, qu...
Hempel's Dilemma
Hempel's dilemma is a question first asked (at least on record) by the philosopher Carl Hempel. It has relevance to naturalism and physicalism in philosophy, and to philosophy of mind.Naturalism, in ...
Causal closure
Causal closure is a metaphysical theory about the nature of causation in the physical realm with significant ramifications in the study of metaphysics and the mind. Roughly, the causal closure thesis ...
Multiple drafts model
Daniel Dennett's multiple drafts model of consciousness is a physicalist theory of consciousness based upon cognitivism, which views the mind in terms of information processing. The theory is describe...
Exclusion principle (philosophy)
The Exclusion principle is a philosophical principle that states:
The exclusion principle is most commonly applied when one poses this scenario; One usually considers that the desire to lift one’s...
Multiple realizability
Multiple realizability, in the philosophy of mind, is the thesis that the same mental property, state, or event can be implemented by different physical properties, states or events. The idea is widel...
Qualia
Qualia (/ˈkwɑːliə/ or /ˈkweɪliə/; singular form: quale) is a term used in philosophy to refer to individual instances of subjective, conscious experience. The term derives from the Latin adverb quālis...
John Perry (philosopher)
John R. Perry (born 1943) is Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of California, Riversid...
Ullin Place
Ullin Place (1924–2000) was a British philosopher and psychologist. Along with J. J. C. Smart, he developed the identity theory of mind.
Place was born in Yorkshire. He studied under and was stron...
Logical behaviorism
Logical behaviorism (also known as philosophical behaviorism or analytical behaviorism) is a theory of mind that mental concepts can be explained in terms of behavioral concepts.Logical behaviorism wa...