Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays

Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays

by Jaegwon Kim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521439965

ISBN-13: 9780521439961

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jaegwon Kim is one of the most preeminent and most influential contributors to the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. This collection of essays presents the core of his work on supervenience and mind with two sets of postscripts especially written for the book. The essays focus on such issues as the nature of causation and events, what dependency relations other than…  See more details below

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Jaegwon Kim is one of the most preeminent and most influential contributors to the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. This collection of essays presents the core of his work on supervenience and mind with two sets of postscripts especially written for the book. The essays focus on such issues as the nature of causation and events, what dependency relations other than causal relations connect facts and events, the analysis of supervenience, and the mind-body problem. A central problem in the philosophy of mind is the problem of explaining how the mind can causally influence bodily processes. Professor Kim explores this problem in detail, criticizes the nonreductionist solution of it, and offers a modified reductionist solution of his own. Both professional philosophers and their graduate students will find this an invaluable collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521439961
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

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