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The Waning of Materialism$
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Robert C. Koons and George Bealer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199556182

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.001.0001

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Materialism Does Not Save the Phenomena—and the Alternative Which Does

Materialism Does Not Save the Phenomena—and the Alternative Which Does

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The Waning of Materialism

Uwe Meixner

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers a version of Cartesian dualism that draws on the resources of a Husserlian account of intentionality. For example, it argues that ‘I can locate myself at the point in space from which I am looking at the world (my ‘center of perspective’)’. It relies on empirical phenomenology to show that this location that does not correspond to my body or any part of it. Phantom sensations provide confirming evidence. Next, the chapter uses the example of blurred (versus sharp) vision to provide evidence of qualitative properties that cannot be instantiated within the physical world. Finally, it argues that the self's endurance through calls for explanation in terms of patterns of psychophysical causation or interaction.

Keywords:   Cartesian dualism, Husserlian, intentionality, phenomenology, phantom sensations, interaction, psychophysical causation, self, perspective

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