Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World : Themes from the Philosophy of Jaegwon Kim, Paperback / softback Book

Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World : Themes from the Philosophy of Jaegwon Kim Paperback / softback

Edited by Terence (University of Arizona) Horgan, Marcelo (Kansas State University) Sabates, David (University of Texas, Austin) Sosa

Description

How does mind fit into nature? Philosophy has long been concerned with this question.

No contemporary philosopher has done more to clarify it than Jaegwon Kim, a distinguished analytic philosopher specializing in metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

With new contributions from an outstanding line-up of eminent scholars, this volume focuses on issues raised in Kim's work.

The chapters cluster around two themes: first, exclusion, supervenience, and reduction, with attention to the causal exclusion argument for which Kim is widely celebrated; and second, phenomenal consciousness and qualia, with attention to the prospects for a functionalist account of the mental.

This volume is sure to become a major focus of attention and research in the disciplines of metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
  • ISBN: 9781107434882

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