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- DescriptionContemporary discussions in philosophy of mind have largely been shaped by physicalism, the doctrine that all phemena are ultimately physical. Here, Jaegwon Kim presents the most comprehensive and systematic presentation yet of his influential ideas on the mind-body problem. He seeks to determine, after half a century of debate: What kind of (or how much ) physicalism can we lay claim to? He begins by laying out mental causation and consciousness as the two principal challenges to contemporary physicalism. How can minds exercise their causal powers in a physical world? Is a physicalist account of consciousness possible? The book's starting point is the supervenience argument (sometimes called the exclusion argument), which Kim reformulates in an extended defense. This argument shows that the contemporary physicalist faces a stark choice between reductionism (the idea that mental phemena are physically reducible) and epiphemenalism (the view that mental phemena are causally impotent). Along the way, Kim presents a vel argument showing that Cartesian substance dualism offers help with mental causation. Mind-body reduction, therefore, is required to save mental causation. But are minds physically reducible? Kim argues that all but one type of mental phemena are reducible, including intentional mental phemena, such as beliefs and desires. The apparent exceptions are the intrinsic, felt qualities of conscious experiences ( qualia ). Kim argues, however, that certain relational properties of qualia, in particular their similarities and differences, are behaviorally manifest and hence in principle reducible, and that it is these relational properties of qualia that are central to their cognitive roles. The causal efficacy of qualia, therefore, is t entirely lost. According to Kim, then, while physicalism is t the whole truth, it is the truth near eugh.
- Author BiographyJaegwon Kim is William Herbert Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. His previous books include Mind in a Physical World, Philosophy of Mind, and Supervenience and Mind .
- Author(s)Jaegwon Kim
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication03/12/2007
- Series TitlePrinceton Monographs in Philosophy
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note3 line illus.
- Weight257 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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