Let’s get physical

 

1. Either there are some physical things X, or everything is nonphysical.

2. Assume that there are some physical things X. For whatever y, add y to X if y resembles some member or members of X via a Wittgensteinian family resemblance.

3. Whatever is left out in the end is nonphysical.

4. Physicalism says nothing is left out.

(Is the substrate physical or nonphysical, or a mixture? Those arguing for a mixture have the burden of distinguishing one from the other, whereas for physicalists this burden is lifted.)

 
 

Philip Thrift

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