Mind in a physical world : an essay on the mind-body problem and mental causation / Jaegwon Kim.

"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...

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Main Author: Kim, Jaegwon.
Format: Electronic
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
Series:Representation and mind.
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Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1
  • 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
  • Chapter 2
  • The Many Problems of Mental Causation
  • Three Problems of Mental Causation
  • The Supervenience Argument, or Descartes's Revenge
  • Searle, Fodor, and the Supervenience Argument
  • Block's Worries about Second-Order Properties
  • Chapter 3
  • 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"
  • Chapter 4
  • 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.