Mind in a Physical World An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation

ISBN-10: 0262611538
ISBN-13: 9780262611534
Edition: 1998 (Reprint)
Authors: Jaegwon Kim
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Description: This text presents views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind - in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

This text presents views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind - in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism.

Preface
The Mind-Body Problem: Where We Now Are
Supervenience, Realization, and Emergence
Supervenience Is Not a Mind-Body Theory
The Layered Model and Mereological Supervenience
Physical Realizationism
Physical Realizationism Explains Mind-Body Supervenience
The Many Problems of Mental Causation
Three Problems of Mental Causation
The Problem of Anomalous Mental Properties
The Problem of Extrinsic Mental Properties
The Problem of Causal Exclusion
The Supervenience Argument, or Descartes's Revenge
Searle, Fodor, and the Supervenience Argument
Block's Worries about Second-Order Properties
Mental Causation: The Backlash and Free Lunches
Unavoidability of Metaphysics: The Exclusion Problem
Do Counterfactuals Help?
"Program Explanation" and Supervenient Causation
Does the Problem of Mental Causation Generalize?
Properties: "Levels" and "Orders"
Reduction and Reductionism: A New Look
Nagel Reduction: Troubles with "Bridge Laws"
The Functional Model of Reduction
Functional Properties versus Functional Concepts
Multiple Realization Again
The Supervenience Argument Revisited
The Options: Good News and Bad News
Notes
References
Index

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