Philip Goff and David Papineau

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Philip Goff (left) and David Papineau (right) on physicalism.

Goff rejects physicalism. Papineau accepts it. In this episode, they examine the arguments on each side. They consider the much-discussed “knowledge argument” against physicalism (10:28), explore Goff’s own reasons for rejecting physicalism (17:23), weigh the dualist arguments of Chalmers and Jackson (27:21), discuss Papineau’s reasons to reject the transparency of phenomenal concepts (32:48), ponder what Levine calls the “explanatory gap” (36:19), and confront the specter of epiphenomenalism (47:35).

Related works

by Goff:
“A Priori Physicalism, Lonely Ghosts, and Cartesian Doubt” (2012)
“A Posteriori Physicalists Get Our Phenomenal Concepts Wrong” (2011)

by Papineau:
“What Exactly Is the Explanatory Gap?” (2010)
Thinking About Consciousness (2004)

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