Mind-body interaction and supervenient causation

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 9 (1):271-81 (1984)
The mind-body problem arises because of our status as double agents apparently en rapport both with the mental and with the physical. We think, desire, decide, plan, suffer passions, fall into moods, are subject to sensory experiences, ostensibly perceive, intend, reason, make believe, and so on. We also move, have a certain geographical position, a certain height and weight, and we are sometimes hit or cut or burned. In other words, human beings have both minds and bodies. What is the relation between these? Religion often tells us that we are really embodied souls released at death from our bodily prisons. Could this be right?
Keywords Body  Causation  Metaphysics  Minds  Supervenience
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DOI 10.1111/j.1475-4975.1984.tb00064.x
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