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PhysicalismThe Philosophical Foundations$
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Jeffrey Poland

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198249801

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Physicalism
Author(s):

Jeffrey Poland

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.003.0001

This chapter begins by setting out the primary objectives of the book, which are to clarify what it means to be a physicalist and to come to an understanding of the issues bearing upon whether physicalism is indeed a worthy programme. It identifies the questions that must be addressed in order to establish the foundations of physicalism. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   physicalism, unified system of knowledge, existence, physicalist

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