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

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

by Jaegwon Kim

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262112345
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/27/1998
Series: Representation and Mind series
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.65(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Hilary Putnam was Walter Beverly Pearson Professor of Mathematical Logic at Harvard University.

Ned Block is Silver Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at New York University and was Chair of the Philosophy Program at MIT from 1990 to 1995. He is a coeditor of The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates (MIT Press, 1997).

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1 The Mind-Body Problem: Where We Now Are
1(28)
Supervenience, Realization, and Emergence
4(5)
Supervenience Is Not a Mind-Body Theory
9(6)
The Layered Model and Mereological Supervenience
15(4)
Physical Realizationism
19(4)
Physical Realizationism Explains Mind-Body Supervenience
23(6)
Chapter 2 The Many Problems of Mental Causation
29(28)
Three Problems of Mental Causation
32(6)
The Supervenience Argument, or Descartes's Revenge
38(9)
Searle, Fodor, and the Supervenience Argument
47(4)
Block's Worries about Second-Order Properties
51(6)
Chapter 3 Mental Causation: The Backlash and Free Lunches
57(32)
Unavoidability of Metaphysics: The Exclusion Problem
60(7)
Do Counterfactuals Help?
67(5)
"Program Explanation" and Supervenient Causation
72(5)
Does the Problem of Mental Causation Generalize?
77(3)
Properties: "Levels" and "Orders"
80(9)
Chapter 4 Reduction and Reductionism: A New Look
89(32)
Nagel Reduction: Troubles with "Bridge Laws"
90(7)
The Functional Model of Reduction
97(6)
Functional Properties versus Functional Concepts
103(3)
Multiple Realization Again
106(6)
The Supervenience Argument Revisited
112(6)
The Options: Good News and Bad News
118(3)
Notes 121(14)
References 135(6)
Index 141

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