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  • ISBN: 9780262611534
  • ISBN10: 0262611538

Mind in a Physical World an Essays on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation

by Jaegwon Kim

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
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This book, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind -- in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism. Kim construes the mind-body problem as that of finding a place for the mind in a world that is fundamentally physical. Among other points, he redefines the roles of supervenience and emergence in the discussion of the mind-body problem. Arguing that various contemporary accounts of mental causation are inadequate, he offers his own partially reductionist solution on the basis of a novel model of reduction. Retaining the informal tone of the lecture format, the book is clear yet sophisticated.
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