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The Resource Mental causation, edited by John Heil and Alfred Mele

Mental causation, edited by John Heil and Alfred Mele

Label
Mental causation
Title
Mental causation
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Heil and Alfred Mele
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 behaviour 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heil, John
  • Mele, Alfred R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Mind and body
  • Causation
  • Causation
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Intentionalism
Label
Mental causation, edited by John Heil and Alfred Mele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking causes / Donald Davidson -- Can supervenience and "non-strict laws' save anomalous monism? / Jaegwon Kim -- On Davidson's response to the charge of epiphenomenalism / Brian P. McLaughlin -- Davidson's thinking causes / Ernest Sola -- Mental causation : sustaining and dynamic / Robert Audi -- Metaphysics and mental causation / Lynne Rudder Baker -- Mind-body causation and explanatory practice / Tyler Burge -- Mental events as structuring causes of behaviour / Fred Dretske -- The union theory and anti-individualism / Ted Honderich -- Agency and causal explanation / Jennifer Hornsby -- The non-reductivist's troubles with mental causation / Jaegwon Kim -- Explanation in Biopsychology / Ruth Garrett Millikan -- Who's in charge here? And who's doing all the work? / Robert Van Gulick -- Some content is narrow / Frank Jackson and Philip Pettit -- Object-dependent thoughts : a case of superficial necessity but deep contingency? / H.W. Noonan -- Abilities, concepts, and externalism / Ernest Sosa
Control code
26216030
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9780198239291
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92022764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1499212
Label
Mental causation, edited by John Heil and Alfred Mele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking causes / Donald Davidson -- Can supervenience and "non-strict laws' save anomalous monism? / Jaegwon Kim -- On Davidson's response to the charge of epiphenomenalism / Brian P. McLaughlin -- Davidson's thinking causes / Ernest Sola -- Mental causation : sustaining and dynamic / Robert Audi -- Metaphysics and mental causation / Lynne Rudder Baker -- Mind-body causation and explanatory practice / Tyler Burge -- Mental events as structuring causes of behaviour / Fred Dretske -- The union theory and anti-individualism / Ted Honderich -- Agency and causal explanation / Jennifer Hornsby -- The non-reductivist's troubles with mental causation / Jaegwon Kim -- Explanation in Biopsychology / Ruth Garrett Millikan -- Who's in charge here? And who's doing all the work? / Robert Van Gulick -- Some content is narrow / Frank Jackson and Philip Pettit -- Object-dependent thoughts : a case of superficial necessity but deep contingency? / H.W. Noonan -- Abilities, concepts, and externalism / Ernest Sosa
Control code
26216030
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9780198239291
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92022764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1499212

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