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Abstract : Physicalism is the metaphysical thesis that everything is physical. According to this thesis, everything in the world, including chemical, biological, mental, and social entities and processes, is constituted by or results from physical entities and processes. In analytic philosophy, one might say that physicalism is the claim that everything supervenes on, or is necessitated by, the physical.
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Christophe Malaterre. Physicalism. Gargaud, Muriel. Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Springer, pp.1255-0, 2011. ⟨halshs-00792356⟩