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Re: You too may be a Substance Monist!

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Ken:I'm not sure what exactly you are arguing against with your shadow analogy. I don't think anybody denies the existence of 'non physical' things in the sense that 'shadows', 'music', 'mathematics', 'stories', 'living creatures', 'economies', etc. etc. are all 'non physical'. It seems to me that this is an example of 'straw man reductionism' that I mentioned in my above post.There are plenty of non physical things in existence. The claim of reductive physicalism is that all non physical things logically supervene on (i.e. are redicible to) physical facts. ___________________Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?-Douglas Adams, Last Chance To See
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