Mind in a Physical World : An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation, Paperback / softback Book

Mind in a Physical World : An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation Paperback / softback

Part of the Representation and Mind series series

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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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 156 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780262611534

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