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Professor Malcolm on “Scientific Materialism and the Identity Theory”

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1 Scientific Materialism and the Identity Theory,” Dialogue, Vol. III, No. 2 (1964), pp. 115125.

2 For an excellent discussion of the intentionality of explanation see Israel Scheffler's The Anatomy of Inquiry (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963), pp. 5760.

3 Ibid., p. 124. Malcolm here refers to J. J. C. Smart, one of the most well known recent advocates of both scientific materialism and the identity theory. See his Philosophy and Scientific Realism (N.Y.: The Humanities Press, 1963).

4 This throws the burden of support for the materialist's view of the world onto other ground, ground which Malcolm also tries to blast away. Of course it has not been the purpose of this brief note to absorb the shock of those blasts.

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Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue canadienne de philosophie
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