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Single Idea 16049

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 5. Physicalism]

Full Idea

All definitions of physicalism are compatible with the existence of a necessarily existing God.

Gist of Idea

Definitions of physicalism are compatible with a necessary God


Karen Bennett (Supervenience [2011], 5.4)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.31

A Reaction

All the definitions seem to depend on all the facts covarying with the physical facts, so anything which is invariant (such as divine or platonic entities) will stand outside the definition. Physicalism is more like a credo about all facts whatever.