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Mental Causation

Mental Causation
A Counterfactual Theory

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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108487146

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  • Our minds have physical effects. This happens, for instance, when we move our bodies when we act. How is this possible? Thomas Kroedel defends an account of mental causation in terms of difference-making: if our minds had been different, the physical world would have been different; therefore, the mind causes events in the physical world. His account not only explains how the mind has physical effects at all, but solves the exclusion problem - the problem of how those effects can have both mental and physical causes. It is also unprecedented in scope, because it is available to dualists about the mind as well as physicalists, drawing on traditional views of causation as well as on the latest developments in the field of causal modelling. It will be of interest to a range of readers in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. This book is also available as Open Access.

    • A clear presentation of the key arguments surrounding the relationship between the mental and the physical
    • Provides solutions to the problems of mental causation that are applicable to different views about the nature of mind
    • Lays out the technical apparatus of counterfactual conditionals and causal models, using straightforward
    • This book is also available as Open Access
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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108487146
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • contains: 33 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Theories of the mind and theories of causation
    2. Mental causation by counterfactual dependence
    3. Mental causation by causal modelling
    4. The exclusion problem
    5. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Thomas Kroedel, Universität Hamburg
    Thomas Kroedel is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Universität Hamburg. He has published articles in journals including Analysis, Noûs and The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

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