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Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

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ISBN-10: 0199585881

ISBN-13: 9780199585885

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jaegwon Kim

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Jaegwon Kim presents a selection of his essays from the last two decades. The volume includes three new essays, on an agent-centered first-person account of action explanation, the concepts of realization and their bearings on the mind-body problem, and the nonexistence of laws in the special sciences. Among other topics covered are emergence and emergentism, the nature of explanation and of theories of explanation, reduction and reductive explanation, mental causation andexplanatory exclusion. Kim tackles questions such as: How should we understand the concept of "emergence", and what are the prospects of emergentism as a doctrine about the status of minds? What does an agent-centered,…    
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List price: $45.49
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.10" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Sources and Acknowledgments
Making Sense of Emergence
The Layered World: Metaphysical Considerations
Emergence: Core Ideas and Issues
�Supervenient and Yet Not Deducible�: Is There a Coherent Concept of Ontological Emergence?
Reasons and the First Person
Taking the Agent's Point of View Seriously in Action Explanation
Explanatory Realism, Causal Realism, and Explanatory Exclusion
Explanatory Knowledge and Metaphysical Dependence
Hempel, Explanation, Metaphysics
Reduction and Reductive Explanation: Is One Possible Without the Other?
Can Supervenience and �Non-Strict� Laws Save Anomalous Monism?
Causation and Mental Causation
Two Concepts of Realization, Mental Causation, and Physicalism
Why There Are No Laws in the Special Sciences: Three Arguments