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Physicalism

  • By: Paul Noordhof
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Physicalism is the claim that everything in the universe is physical. That doesn't mean that there is nothing living or mental; otherwise, physicalism would attract few believers. Instead, physicalists hold that the living and the mental are types of physical ...