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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: September 2019

10 - Grounding, Analysis, and Russellian Monism

Summary

Mary in her black and white room knows all that physical science can teach us about the physical facts involved in colour experience. But it does not follow that she knows everything there is to know about these facts. The Russellian monist exploits this gap to defend a form of physicalism – in a very broad sense of that word. Unfortunately, recent developments in the grounding literature cast doubt on that strategy, or so I will argue.