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Mental causation

Responsibility edited by John Heil and Alfred Mele
Material Type Book
Publisher Oxford, England : Clarendon
Publisher New York : Oxford University Press
Year 1993
Language English
Size x, 342 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract Common sense and philosophical tradition agree that mind makes a difference. What we do depends not only on how our bodies are put together, but also on what we think. Explaining how mind can make a d...fference has proved challenging, however. Some have urged that the project faces an insurmountable dilemma: either we concede that mentalistic explanations of behavior have only a pragmatic standing or we abandon our conception of the physical domain as causally autonomous. Although each option has its advocates, most theorists have sought a middle way that accommodates both the common-sense view of mind and the metaphysical conviction about the physical world. This volume presents a collection of new, specially written essays by a diverse group of philosophers, each of whom is widely known for defending a particular conception of minds and their place in nature. Contributors include Robert Audi, Lynne Rudder Baker, Tyler Burge, Donald Davidson, Fred Dretske, Ted Honderich, Jennifer Hornsby, Frank Jackson, Jaegwon Kim, Brian P. McLaughlin, Ruth Garrett Millikan, H. W. Noonan, Philip Pettit, Ernest Sosa, and Robert Van Gulick.
Common sense and philosophical tradition agree that mind makes a difference. What we do depends not only on how our bodies are put together, but also on what we think. Explaining how mind can make a difference has proved challenging, however. Some have urged that the project faces an insurmountable dilemma: either we concede that mentalistic explanations of behavior have only a pragmatic standing or we abandon our conception of the physical domain as causally autonomous. Although each option has its advocates, most theorists have sought a middle way that accommodates both the common-sense view of mind and the metaphysical conviction about the physical world. This volume presents a collection of new, specially written essays by a diverse group of philosophers, each of whom is widely known for defending a particular conception of minds and their place in nature. Contributors include Robert Audi, Lynne Rudder Baker, Tyler Burge, Donald Davidson, Fred Dretske, Ted Honderich, Jennifer Hornsby, Frank Jackson, Jaegwon Kim, Brian P. McLaughlin, Ruth Garrett Millikan, H. W. Noonan, Philip Pettit, Ernest Sosa, and Robert Van Gulick.
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Central Library 2A 068582195020778 141/H 51/58952077 1993

Central Library 2C_1‐14 068052193011467 哲学/404J/141 1993

Central Library ASRS 024212012500257 井上文庫/Z 00/H-1 1993

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-338) and index
Authors Heil, John
Mele, Alfred R., 1951-
Subjects LCSH:Philosophy of mind
LCSH:Causation -- Psychological aspects  All Subject Search
LCSH:Act (Philosophy)
LCSH:Intentionalism
LCSH:Mind and body
Classification NDC8:141
LCC:BD418.3
DC20:128/.2
ID 1000082967
ISBN 0198239297
NCID BA19348633
Vol ISBN:0198239297
: pbk ; ISBN:019823564X
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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