Qualia and mental causation in a physical world: Themes from the philosophy of Jaegwon Kim

Terence E Horgan, Marcelo Sabates, David Sosa

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages271
ISBN (Print)9781139939539, 9781107077836
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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