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Single Idea 3454

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 6. Physicalism]

Full Idea

One can accept the obvious facts of physics, that the world consists entirely of physical particles in fields of force.

Gist of Idea

Reality is entirely particles in force fields


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Intro)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.-5

A Reaction

I agree with this proposal, with the cautious proviso that physics may discover further basic aspects to reality. The only obstacles to this view are possible divine and mental substances, neither of which is supported by adequate evidence.