What, then, can the physicalist say?
How might a physicalist respond to Kripke's argument?
But the physicalist project is central to analytic philosophy.
Similar considerations apply to other traditional physicalist theories.
But other traditional physicalist theories are not similarly disqualified.
Plantinga suggests that randomness is a physicalist interpretation of the evidence.
So a physicalist must either reject a premise or show that the premises don't entail the conclusion.
A physicalist psychosemantics seeks to do this using resources of the physical sciences exclusively.
Like the property dualist, the non-reductive physicalist holds that mental properties are not physical.
Most physicalist theories of consciousness are neither eliminativist nor based on strict type-type identities.
Unfortunately, if the appeal to phenomenal concepts by the physicalist is misguided, then it cannot be used to handle the gap.
If we want a name for the entire package of views including the metaphysical claim we might call it the Physicalist World Picture.
However, those who reject a physicalist ontology of consciousness must find ways of modeling it as a nonphysical aspect of reality.
Since the anti-physicalist argument requires metaphysical possibility — mere conceptual possibility will not suffice — it now collapses.
Much of the recent literature on Russellian monism focuses on the physicalist variety, often called Russellian physicalism (Montero 2015).
At most, it follows that traditional physicalist theories are false, because those theories limit the physicalist’s resources to the structural.
Contemporary philosophers of perception of the physicalist strand tend to align themselves on the wave theory (Nudds 2010b, 2018; Kalderon 2017; Meadows 2018).
A naturalist who is trying to understand pain phenomena within a physicalist framework could hardly admit the existence of phenomenal objects (Lycan 1987a, 1987b).
Eventually, the ontology of sounds as music, which Scruton wants to focus on, might be quite different from the ontology of natural sounds, which can still be of the physicalist kind.
However, the non-reductive physicalist accepts that what is actually out there might very well be all of one kind, at least in some ultimate sense such that ontological reductionism is true.
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