Mind in a Physical World
An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation
By (author) Jaegwon Kim
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Mind in a Physical World by Jaegwon Kim
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262611534
(196mm x 134mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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