Mind in a Physical World

Mind in a Physical World

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This book, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind -- in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism. Kim construes the mind-body problem as that of finding a place for the mind in a world that is fundamentally physical. Among other points, he redefines the roles of supervenience and emergence in the discussion of the mind-body problem. Arguing that various contemporary accounts of mental causation are inadequate, he offers his own partially reductionist solution on the basis of a novel model of reduction. Retaining the informal tone of the lecture format, the book is clear yet sophisticated.An Essay on the Mind-body Problem and Mental Causation Jaegwon Kim. 4. Notably Jerry Fodor, aquot;Special Sciences, or the ... John Heil and Alfred Mele ( Oxford: Clarendon, 1993). 6. In this way, then, Davidsona#39;s antireductive argument anbsp;...

Title:Mind in a Physical World
Author:Jaegwon Kim
Publisher:MIT Press - 2000-01


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