Causality, interpretation, and the mind / William Child.

Philosophers of mind have long been interested in the relation between two ideas: that causality plays an essential role in our understanding of the mental; and that we can gain an understanding of belief and desire by considering the ascription of attitudes to people on the basis of what they say a...

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Main Author: Child, William
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford Univ. Press, ©1994.
Series:Oxford philosophical monographs.
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Table of Contents:
  • 2. The Disjunctive Conception of Experience. 3. An Objection to the Causal Theory. 4. Compatibilism. 5. The Conceptual Claim
  • 6. Action: Causal Theories and Explanatory Relevance. 1. Causal Explanation without Correlations. 2. An Objection: Anomalism and Explanatory Relevance. 3. Causal Relevance. 4. Causal Explanatory Relevance. 5. Causal Explanation and Non-Mental Properties. 6. Causal Explanation and Mental Properties. 8. Strict Laws and Anomalous Monism: A Concluding Note.