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The Knower and the Known: Physicalism, Dualism, and the Nature of Intelligibility

The Knower and the Known: Physicalism, Dualism, and the Nature of Intelligibility (St. Augustine's Press, 2013) argues that reality is understandable and is explicable by the proposition that consciousness is ontologically more fundamental than the physical. It argues at length that no physicalist theory of the mind can succeed. Although body and consciousness are intimately woven together, for knowledge to be possible, consciousness must be founded on immaterial selves. Abstracta such as universals are real, but are best understood not as independent entities but as ideal objects in the mind of God.

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