noun or adjective see physicalism

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  • physicalist — See physicalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • physicalist — noun A believer in physicalism …   Wiktionary

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  • Physicalism — is a philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things. The term was coined by Otto Neurath in a series of early… …   Wikipedia

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  • Mary's room — (also known as Mary the super scientist) is a philosophical thought experiment proposed by Frank Jackson in his article Epiphenomenal Qualia (1982) and extended in What Mary Didn t Know (1986). The argument is intended to motivate what is often… …   Wikipedia

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