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  • The Possibility of Materialism - a critique of David Chalmers' argument that there cannot be a materialist explanation of consciousness. I've been working on this article, in one form or another, for more than five years, and it has mutated dramatically on several occasions along the way. This final version is rather long (27,000 words), but there's also a much shorter Précis, and a slide presentation of the main points. And I have managed to distil the key points down to just 700 words.
  • A series of notes with the working title of 'New Philosophy for a New Millennium', put together as part of an informal research project between 2000 and 2005:

1:  A brief introduction

2:  Mirroring reality: how not to think about the world

3:  An alternative metaphor

4:  Emergence, existence, and explanation

5:  In lieu of a conclusion ...

Appendix:  Realism and the physical world

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