Conservation of Energy is Relevant to Physicalism
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2007
Volume 61, Issue 4, pages 573–582, December 2007
How to Cite
Koksvik, O. (2007), Conservation of Energy is Relevant to Physicalism. Dialectica, 61: 573–582. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2007.01124.x
- Issue published online: 6 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 2007
I argue against Barbara Montero's claim that Conservation of Energy (CoE) has nothing to do with physicalism. I reject her reconstruction of the argument for physicalism from CoE, and offer an alternative reconstruction that better captures the intuitions of those who believe that there is a conflict between interactionist dualism and CoE.