Readership: Scholars and advanced students in philosophy of mind and metaphysics; cognitive scientists.
Robert Kirk, University of Nottingham
Robert Kirk is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. His other books are Translation Determined (OUP, 1986), Raw Feeling (OUP, 1994), Relativism and Reality (Routledge, 1999), Mind and Body (Acumen, 2003), and Zombies and Consciousness (OUP, 2005).
"The book is extremely rich in detail and thorough ... A crucial read ..." - Raamy Majeed, Mind
"I think this is an excellent and important book. It presents a novel and resourceful conception of physicalism, and defends it with admirable rigour." - Phillip Goff, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2: Redescription and logico-conceptual entailment
3: Logico-conceptual entailment and other notions
5: Psycho-physical identity and functionalism
6: A posteriori physicalism - but not as we know it
7: A priori versus redescriptive physicalism
8: Redescription, reduction, and mental causation
9: Phenomenal truths are entailed logico-conceptually, but not a priori
10: Against the intuitions - and why it's like this