The Identity Theory as a Solution to the Exclusion Problem

In S. C. Gibb, E. J. Lowe & R. D. Ingthorsson (eds.), Mental Causation and Ontology. Oxford University Press (2013)
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This is about a proposed solution to the exclusion problem, one I've defended elsewhere (for example, in "The <span class='Hi'>Properties</span> of Mental Causation"). Details aside, it's just the <span class='Hi'>identity</span> <span class='Hi'>theory</span>: mental <span class='Hi'>properties</span> face no threat of exclusion from, or preemption by, physical <span class='Hi'>properties</span>, because every mental property is a physical property. Here I elaborate on this solution and defend it from some objections. One of my goals is to place it in the context of a more general ontology of <span class='Hi'>properties</span>, in particular, a trope ontology.
Keywords mental causation  identity theory  exclusion problem  properties
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