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Author: John D. Norton

equations generally covariant, this body of mathematics admitted remarkably few possibilities for the implementation of his theory. That fact is routinely used today in motivating Einstein’s theory. Hence it can come as a surprise to modern readers to learn that Einstein considered and rejected general

In: Idealist Alternatives to Materialist Philosophies of Science
Author: Philip MacEwen

materialism in this list since, elsewhere in Chapter 3 , he argues that materialism—or at least consistent materialism—is inconsistent with science and, indeed, would make it impossible. Thus, in response to those who object that it is only a matter of time before our mental life is thoroughly explained in

In: Idealist Alternatives to Materialist Philosophies of Science
Author: Fred Wilson

,” argued Lucretius, “which we often call the intellect, the seat of guidance and control of life, is part of a man, no less than hand or foot or eyes are parts of a whole living creature.” 44 The mind, and therefore our awarenesses of things, including our inner awarenesses, is a material thing. This is

In: Idealist Alternatives to Materialist Philosophies of Science