Nagel ad 1

A: Broadly Darwinian and Materialistic accounts of consciousness, cognition, and morality are unconvincing, sometimes to the point of incoherence.

B: But look at all the success the Materialist assumption has had! It is simply crazy to turn our backs on it before we have given it more of a chance. Your argument is frustrating and uninteresting.

A: Yes, but a Post-Materialist theory would have by definition even more success and evidence in its favor. Shouldn’t you feel like you’re impeding progress by telling us not to look for a more advanced theory?


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