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phil 100 lec 13

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 100W
Professor
Peter Horban
Semester
Fall

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Phil100 lecture 13A further ProblemIf materialism is true then happenings in the neural machinery of the brain provide a necessary and sufficient explanation of the totality both of the performance and of the conscious experience of a human being Eccles and RobinsonThus purely physical conditions conditions within the brain cause us to say or to believe whatever we say or believeOn this view then the real reason why some people think that materialism is true is that certain atoms are arranged a particular way inside their skullsCan one have a good reason for believing that materialism is true if materialism is in fact trueLets suppose that physicalism and evolutionary theory are both correct that is lets suppose that the thesis of naturalistic evolution is true On this supposition how does one account for the fact if it is a fact that for the most part we believe true things a
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