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Physicalism and Mental Causation: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

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by Sven Walter & Heinz-Dieter Heckmann
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Physicalism and Mental Causation: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action by Sven Walter & Heinz-Dieter Heckmann

Physicalism-the thesis that everything there is in the world, including our minds, is constituted by basic physical entities-has dominated the philosophy of mind during the last few decades. But although the conceptual foundations of the physicalist agenda-including a proper explication of notions such as 'causation', 'determination', 'realization' or even 'physicalism' itself-must be settled before more specific problems (e.g. the problems of mental causation and human agency) can be satisfactorily addressed, a comprehensive philosophical reflection on the relationships between the various key concepts of the debate on physicalism is yet missing. This book presents a range of essays on the conceptual foundations of physicalism, mental causation and human agency, written by established and leading authors in the field.

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Pages: 352
Size: 1.7 MB
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781845405830 (DRM-PDF)

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