There IS a Question of Physicalism

@article{Dahan2019ThereIA,
  title={There IS a Question of Physicalism},
  author={Orli Dahan},
  journal={Organon F},
  year={2019}
}
  • Orli Dahan
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • Philosophy, Education
  • Organon F
The most common catchphrase of physicalism is: “everything is physical”. According to Hempel’s Dilemma, however, physicalism is an ill-formed thesis because it can offer no account of the physics to which it refers: current physics will definitely be revised in the future, and we do not yet know the nature of future physics. The dilemma arises due to our difficulty to set the boundaries of the concept ‘physical.’ In order to confront the dilemma, a physicalist must ensure that physics is not… 
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