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Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"Tom, I am curious about how you know that I am a life-long student of PoF. These days I find I am thinking less about the actual text and more about the whole arc of the argument. I am still less interested in Part II than in Part I, though, except…"
Dec 15, 2017
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"Right. By "material images" I mean images with a material content, rather than images, if there are such things, that are actually made out of matter, and are material images in this sense. Should this be obvious? I perhaps wasn't expressing myself…"
Dec 15, 2017
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
""Russellian monism", which stems from the work of David Chalmers' view of Russell, is not what I take neutral monism to be, though Russell himself was in my view a genuine neutral monist until 1927. The Russellian monist can subscribe to a causal th…"
Dec 14, 2017
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"The connection between PoF and neutral monism, if any, should be sought in those passages describing how thinking is not physical and the ramifications of this. There are also all those passages having to do with what happens before percepts are con…"
Dec 14, 2017
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"I find the idea that the non-physical, which thinking is, cannot be characterized in material ways in Chapter III of PoF. I also find neutral monism of a sort there, where thinking is described so that it precedes the formation of concepts and is pr…"
Dec 14, 2017
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