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Contemporary Materialism: A Reader Hardcover – June 12, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0415108638 ISBN-10: 0415108632

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Contemorary Materialism is a collection of sixteen key articles that explore those major issues surrounding modern materialism in science and philosophy..
Free Inquiry, Fall 1997

About the Author

Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. His most recent books include The Severity of God: Religion and Philosophy Reconceived (Cambridge University Press, 2013); The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and The Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is editor of Jesus and Philosophy: New Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and co-editor of Divine Hiddenness (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and of The Wisdom of the Christian Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Moser is the past Editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly. J. D. Trout is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University. He has published in the philosophy of science and mind, and is the author of  Measuring the Intentional World.
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  • Hardcover: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (June 12, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415108632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415108638
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "zacharym87" on May 12, 2001
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A fine reader on materilaist philosophy covering lots of ground and giving the patinet reader much to think about (as with most academic literature, the reader must slog through a dense thicket of jargon to get at the substance of the writing). Essays are included by advocates of non-reductive (everything reduces to physics in principal, but "special sciences" are needed to fully explain everyday phenomenon), reductive (everything can & should ultimately reduce to physics), and eliminative materialism (our current vocabulary of mental phenomenon should be completely replaced)as well as several critiques of materialism.
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