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Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World
Themes from the Philosophy of Jaegwon Kim

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Louise Antony, Frank Jackson, Barry Loewer, Brian McLaughlin, Ned Block, Sydney Shoemaker, Fred Dretske, Christopher Hill, Michael Tye, James Van Cleve, Lawrence Sklar
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  • Date Published: December 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107434882

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  • 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.

    • Centered on one of the major figures in philosophy of mind of the last few decades
    • Includes new contributions from an outstanding line-up of distinguished scholars
    • Focuses on a coherent set of issues that enables more in-depth treatment
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    • Date Published: December 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107434882
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Reality and reduction: what's really at stake in the causal exclusion debate Louise Antony
    2. Two property theories and the causal conundrum for physicalism Frank Jackson
    3. Mental causation: the free lunch Barry Loewer
    4. Does mental causation require psychophysical identities? Brian McLaughlin
    5. The Canberra plan neglects ground Ned Block
    6. Microrealization and the mental Sydney Shoemaker
    7. Supervenience and the causal explanation of behavior Fred Dretske
    8. Visual awareness and visual qualia Christopher Hill
    9. Phenomenal externalism, Lolita, and the planet Xenon Michael Tye
    10. Troubles for radical transparency James Van Cleve
    11. How theories work: open questions for methodological philosophy of science Lawrence Sklar.

  • Editors

    Terence Horgan, University of Arizona
    Terry Horgan is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.

    Marcelo Sabates, Kansas State University
    Marcelo Sabates is Associate Provost for International Programs at Kansas State University.

    David Sosa, University of Texas, Austin
    David Sosa is Temple Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin.

    Contributors

    Louise Antony, Frank Jackson, Barry Loewer, Brian McLaughlin, Ned Block, Sydney Shoemaker, Fred Dretske, Christopher Hill, Michael Tye, James Van Cleve, Lawrence Sklar

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