Qualia and mental causation in a physical world : themes from the philosophy of Jaegwon Kim
- edited by Terence Horgan, Marcelo Sabatés, and David Sosa.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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- ix, 271 pages ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-261) and index.
- 1. Reality and reduction: what's really at stake in the causal exclusion debate Louise Antony--
- 2. Two property theories and the causal conundrum for physicalism Frank Jackson--
- 3. Mental causation: the free lunch Barry Loewer--
- 4. Does mental causation require psychophysical identities? Brian McLaughlin--
- 5. The Canberra plan neglects ground Ned Block--
- 6. Microrealization and the mental Sydney Shoemaker--
- 7. Supervenience and the causal explanation of behavior Fred Dretske--
- 8. Visual awareness and visual qualia Christopher Hill--
- 9. Phenomenal externalism, Lolita, and the planet Xenon Michael Tye--
- 10. Troubles for radical transparency James Van Cleve--
- 11. How theories work: open questions for methodological philosophy of science Lawrence Sklar.
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How does mind fit into nature? Philosophy has long been concerned with this question. No contemporary philosopher has done more to clarify it than Jaegwon Kim, a distinguished analytic philosopher specializing in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. With new contributions from an outstanding line-up of eminent scholars, this volume focuses on issues raised in Kim's work. The chapters cluster around two themes: first, exclusion, supervenience, and reduction, with attention to the causal exclusion argument for which Kim is widely celebrated; and second, phenomenal consciousness and qualia, with attention to the prospects for a functionalist account of the mental. This volume is sure to become a major focus of attention and research in the disciplines of metaphysics and philosophy of mind.
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