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. ... for the same reason that there are no universal laws applicable to, say, all automobiles, not even to all tokens of the 1992 Toyota Camry. 10. ... Blackwell, 1993).

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


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