Mind in a Physical World - An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation

Author(s): Jaegwon Kim; Ned Block; Hilary Putnam

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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.

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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780262611534
  • : MIT Press
  • : MIT Press
  • : 0.178
  • : January 2000
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jaegwon Kim; Ned Block; Hilary Putnam
  • : Paperback
  • : 156