Philosophical Studies

, Volume 157, Issue 1, pp 61–76 | Cite as

Why property dualists must reject substance physicalism

  • Susan Schneider


I argue that property dualists cannot hold that minds are physical substances. The focus of my discussion is a property dualism that takes qualia to be sui generis features of reality.


Property dualism David Chalmers Jaegwon Kim Qualia Substance dualism Substance Mind Non-reductive physicalism Consciousness Bundle theory Substratum theory Physicalism Materialism 



Thanks to Jose Bermudez and Dean Zimmerman for helpful discussion, and to Paul Audi, Mark Bickhard, David Chalmers, George Graham, John Heil, Michael Huemer, Jaegwon Kim, Brandon Towl, Jerry Vision and an anonymous reviewer for their very informative written comments on this paper. I am also very grateful to the audience at a summer institute in the metaphysics of mind at the Washington University at St. Louis for helpful discussion. Finally, thanks to the NEH for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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