Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World : Themes from the Philosophy of Jaegwon Kim Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 282 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/12/2016
- Category: Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
- ISBN: 9781107434882