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The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell

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In the early twentieth century, Ernst Mach, William James, and Bertrand Russell founded a philosophical and scientific movement known as 'neutral monism', based on the view that minds and physical objects are constructed out of elements or events which are neither exclusively mental nor physical, but rather neutral between the two. This movement offers a unified scientific ...more
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Published August 28th 2014 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Interview with New Books in Philosophy
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Press Piece from WSU:
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Peter Mcloughlin
Exposition and defense of the metaphysical system of Mach, James, and Russell of Neutral Monism. I am not sure if I am neutral monist probably depends on the mood I am in. It is a fairly good presentation and a good argument for the idea that mind and matter are merely two ways of looking at the stuff of the world or events merely organized differently. It is all the same stuff just one description starts with the subjective and other with the objective. I like the way the author presents it in ...more
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Erik C. Banks is Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University, with a focus in history and philosophy of science. He also has interests in history of physics, American literature, languages, fine art, Kant and science fiction. His first book Ernst Mach's World Elements appeared in 2003 and his second book The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived appear ...more
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