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  1. Emergence, Function and Realization.Umut Baysan - forthcoming - In Sophie Gibb, Robin Hendry & Tom Lancaster (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Emergence. London: Routledge.
    “Realization” and “emergence” are two concepts that are sometimes used to describe same or similar phenomena in philosophy of mind and the special sciences, where such phenomena involve the synchronic dependence of some higher-level states of affairs on the lower-level ones. According to a popular line of thought, higher-level properties that are invoked in the special sciences are realized by, and/or emergent from, lower-level, broadly physical, properties. So, these two concepts are taken to refer to relations between properties from different (...)
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  2. Christian Materialism and Demonic Temptation.Matthew J. Hart - 2018 - Philosophia Christi 20 (2):481–496.
    Demons have the power to cause temptations in us, and Christian materialism implies the supervenience of temptations on brain states. This in turn implies that demons bring about temptations by causally interfering with our brains. But if they have such an ability to affect the physical world, it is mysterious why they do not wreak more havoc than they do both to our brains and in the world more generally. Substance dualism provides an elegant solution: demonic temptation is not a (...)
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  3. Mental Causation.John Donaldson - 2018 - Oxford Bibliographies.
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  4. Qual a motivação para se defender uma teoria causal da memória?César Schirmer Dos Santos - 2018 - In Juliano Santos do Carmo & Rogério F. Saucedo Corrêa (eds.), Linguagem e cognição. Pelotas: NEPFil. pp. 63-89.
    Este texto tem como objetivo apresentar a principal motivação filosófica para se defender uma teoria causal da memória, que é explicar como pode um evento que se deu no passado estar relacionado a uma experiência mnêmica que se dá no presente. Para tanto, iniciaremos apresentando a noção de memória de maneira informal e geral, para depois apresentar elementos mais detalhados. Finalizamos apresentando uma teoria causal da memória que se beneficia da noção de veritação (truthmaking).
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  5. Causation and Mental Content: Against the Externalist Interpretation of Ockham.Susan Brower-Toland - 2017 - In Magali Elise Roques & Jenny Pelletier (eds.), The Language of Thought in Late Medieval Philosophy. Essays in Honour of Claude Panaccio.
    On the dominant interpretation, Ockham is an externalist about mental content. This reading is founded principally on his theory of intuitive cognition. Intuitive cognition plays a foundational role in Ockham’s account of concept formation and judgment, and Ockham insists that the content of intuitive states is determined by the causal relations such states bear to their objects. The aim of this paper is to challenge the externalist interpretation by situating Ockham’s account of intuitive cognition vis-à-vis his broader account of efficient (...)
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  6. Mental Causation.John Donaldson - 2018 - Oxford Bibliographies.
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  7. Why Does Pain Hurt?: An Inquiry Into the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation.Richard Oxenberg - manuscript
    In this essay I argue that Darwinian theory, far from supporting a philosophy of metaphysical materialism, actually calls materialism into question. Once this is recognized we see that evolutionary theory, for all its successes (which are considerable), is more limited than is generally supposed in its ability to reveal or explain the ultimate thrust of life.
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  8. The Impossibility of Emergent Conscious Causal Powers.Pat Lewtas - 2017 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (3):475-487.
    This paper argues that emergent conscious properties can't bestow emergent causal powers. It supports this conclusion by way of a dilemma. Necessarily, an emergent conscious property brings about its effects actively or other than actively. If actively, then, the paper argues, the emergent conscious property can't have causal powers at all. And if other than actively, then, the paper argues, the emergentist finds himself committed to incompatible accounts of causation.
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  9. Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation.Michael S. Pardo & Dennis Patterson - 2017 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 11 (1):111-126.
    Stephen Morse’s illuminating scholarship on law and neuroscience relies on a “folk psychological” account of human behavior in order to defend the law’s foundations for ascribing legal responsibility. The heart of Morse’s account is the notion of “mental state causation,” in which mental states cause behavior. Morse argues that causation of this sort is necessary to support legal responsibility. We challenge this claim. First, we discuss problems with the conception of mental causation on which Morse appears to rely. Second, we (...)
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  10. The Causal Inefficacy of Content.Gabriel M. A. Segal - unknown
    The paper begins with the assumption that psychological event tokens are identical to or constituted from physical events. It then articulates a familiar apparent problem concerning the causal role of psychological properties. If they do not reduce to physical properties, then either they must be epiphenomenal or any effects they cause must also be caused by physical properties, and hence be overdetermined. It then argues that both epiphenomenalism and over-determinationism are prima facie perfectly reasonable and relatively unproblematic views. The paper (...)
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  11. Mopes, Dopes, and Tropes: A Critique of the Trope Solution to the Problem of Mental Causation: Dialogue.Peter Alward - 2008 - Dialogue 47 (1):53-64.
    ABSTRACT A popular strategy for resolving Kim's exclusion problem is to suggest that mental and physical property tropes are identical despite the non-identity of the mental and physical properties themselves. I argue that mental and physical tropes can be identified without losing the dispositional character of mentality only if a dual-character hypothesis regarding the intrinsic characters of tropes is endorsed. But even with this assumption, the causal efficacy of the wrong dispositions is secured.
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  12. Do Tropes Resolve the Problem of Mental Causation?Paul Noordhof - 1998 - Philosophical Quarterly 48 (191):221-226.
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  13. The Dual "Explanandum" Strategy.Agustín Vicente - 2002 - Critica 34 (101):73-96.
    In this paper I try to fix the price that a non-epiphenomenal dualism demands. To begin with, the defender of non-epiphenomenal dualism cannot hold that mental events cause physical events, since the physical world is causally closed. Hence, she must say that mental events cause events that are not physical, or at least, events that are not affected by the principle of the causal closure of the physical world. However, this is not all: the events mental causes bring about must (...)
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  14. Folk Judgments of Causation.Joshua Knobe - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (2):238-242.
    Experimental studies suggest that people’s ordinary causal judgments are affected not only by statistical considerations but also by moral considerations. One way to explain these results would be to construct a model according to which people are trying to make a purely statistical judgment but moral considerations somehow distort their intuitions. The present paper offers an alternative perspective. Specifically, the author proposes a model according to which the very same underlying mechanism accounts for the influence of both statistical and moral (...)
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  15. 3. Causation and Determination.Richard Johns - 2002 - In A Theory of Physical Probability. University of Toronto Press. pp. 53-83.
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  16. Mental Contents, Tracking Counterfactuals, and Implementing Mechanisms.Josep E. Corbí & Josep L. Prades - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 9:1-11.
    In the ongoing debate, there are a set of mind-body theories sharing a certain physicalist assumption: whenever a genuine cause produces an effect, the causal efficacy of each of the nonphysical properties that participate in that process is determined by the instantiation of a well-defined set of physical properties. These theories would then insist that a nonphysical property could only be causally efficacious insofar as it is physically implemented. However, in what follows we will argue against the idea that fine-grained (...)
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  17. The Effect of Some Transition Metal Oxides on the Physical Properties of K0.5Na0.5Nb0.95Ta0.05O3ceramics.Ahmed I. Ali, M. M. Ahmed & A. Hassen - forthcoming - Philosophical Magazine:1-13.
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  18. Cosmic Hermeneutics Vs. Emergence: The Challenge of the Explanatory Gap.Tim Crane - 2010 - In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Emergence in Mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 22-34.
    Joseph Levine is generally credited with the invention of the term ‘explanatory gap’ to describe our ignorance about the relationship between consciousness and the physical structures which sustain it.¹ Levine’s account of the problem of the FN:1 explanatory gap in his book Purple Haze (2001) may be summarized in terms of three theses, which I will describe and name as follows...
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  19. Explaining Behavior: Reasons in a World of Causes.Brian P. McLaughlin & Fred Dretske - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (4):641.
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  20. The Mental as Physical.Janet Levin & Edgar Wilson - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (2):295.
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  21. Mind in Action.Hugh J. McCann & Bede Rundle - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (4):566.
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  22. Mental Causation.Louise M. Antony - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (4):564.
  23. Music in Phantastes and Lilith by George MacDonald: The Phenomenon of Intermediality.A. I. Samsonova - 2014 - Liberal Arts in Russiaроссийский Гуманитарный Журналrossijskij Gumanitarnyj Žurnalrossijskij Gumanitaryj Zhurnalrossiiskii Gumanitarnyi Zhurnal 3 (1):16.
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  24. Powers, Double Prevention and Mental Causation.Kim Davies - 2016 - Metaphysica 17 (1):37-42.
    S. C. Gibb holds that some mental events enable physical events to take place by acting as ‘double preventers’ which prevent other mental events from effecting change in the physical domain. She argues that this enables a dualist account of psychophysical interaction consistent with the causal relevance of mental events, their distinctness from physical events, the causal closure of the physical and the exclusion of systematic overdetermination. While accepting the causal powers metaphysic, this paper argues that: Closure is maintained only (...)
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  25. Narrow Versus Wide Mechanism.B. Jack Copeland - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (1):5-32.
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  26. Symposium: Are Physical, Biological and Psychological Categories Irreducible?J. S. Haldane, D'Arcy W. Thompson, P. Chalmers Mitchell & L. T. Hobhouse - 1918 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 1 (1):11-74.
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  27. Physical Properties of Cage-Like Compound UB12.R. Troć, R. Wawryk, A. Pikul & N. Shitsevalova - 2015 - Philosophical Magazine 95 (21):2343-2363.
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  28. Studies of Some Physical Properties of PrFe0.7Ni0.3O3thin Films After 200 MeV Ag15+Irradiation.Feroz A. Mir - 2014 - Philosophical Magazine 94 (3):331-344.
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  29. Physical Properties of Single Crystalline BaSn5.Xiao Lin, Sergey L. Bud'ko & Paul C. Canfield - 2012 - Philosophical Magazine 92 (24):3006-3014.
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  30. Cohesive Energy and Physical Properties of Nanocrystals.A. Safaei - 2011 - Philosophical Magazine 91 (10):1509-1539.
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  31. The Mechanical and Physical Properties of Polymeric Sulphur Nitride.A. T. Davidson & A. D. Yoffe - 1977 - Philosophical Magazine 36 (5):1083-1097.
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  32. Unloading Effects in the Plastic Properties of Copper Single Crystals.M. J. Marin - 1958 - Philosophical Magazine 3 (27):287-301.
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  33. XVIII.—Symposium: Are Physical, Biological and Psychological Categories Irreducible?J. S. Haldane, D'Arcy W. Thompson, P. Chalmers Mitchell & L. T. Hobhouse - 1917 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 18 (1):419-478.
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  34. VIII—An Ancient Principle About Causation.Stephen Makin - 1991 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 91 (1):135-152.
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  35. IX.—Are Presentations Mental or Physical?: Areply toProfessor Alexander.G. F. Stout - 1909 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 9 (1):226-247.
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  36. I.—Causal Efficacy.Joshua C. Gregory - 1944 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 44 (1):1-14.
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  37. The Mental and the Physical.Howard C. Warren - 1914 - Psychological Review 21 (2):79-100.
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  38. Physical and Mental Measurements of the Students of Columbia University.J. Mckeen Cattell & Livingstone Farrand - 1896 - Psychological Review 3 (6):618-648.
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  39. Traps and Gaps in Action Explanation: Theoretical Problems of a Psychology of Human Action.Werner Greve - 2001 - Psychological Review 108 (2):435-451.
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  40. Does Same-Level Causation Entail Downward Causation?Neil Campbell - 2015 - Abstracta 8 (2).
    I argue that Jaegwon Kim’s supervenience argument does not generalize to all special science properties by undermining his central intuition, employed in stage 1 of the argument, that there is a tension between horizontal causation and vertical determination. First, I challenge Kim’s treatment of the examples he employs to support this intuition, then I appeal to Kim’s own work on the metaphysics of explanation in order to dissipate the alleged tension.
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  41. Mythen über die libertarische Freiheitsauffassung.Geert Keil - 2007 - In Jan-Christoph Heilinger (ed.), Naturgeschichte der Freiheit. de Gruyter. pp. 281-305.
    Der Kern der libertarischen Freiheitsauffassung ist das So-oder-Anderskönnen unter gegebenen Bedingungen, also die Annahme von Zwei-Wege-Vermögen. Dieses definierende Merkmal wird in der jüngeren Freiheitsdebatte mit einer Reihe von Zusatzbehauptungen verknüpft, die dem Libertarier unterschoben werden, um die Unhaltbarkeit seiner Position zu erweisen. Ich unterscheide vier dieser Mythen: Dem Mythos des Dualismus zufolge leugnen Libertarier, dass Personen und ihre Entscheidungen Teil der natürlichen Welt sind. Dem Mythos der Unbedingtheit zufolge nehmen sie an, dass ein freier Wille ein durch nichts bedingter Wille (...)
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  42. George MacDonald.George MacDonald - 2008 - The Chesterton Review 34 (1/2):355-358.
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  43. Physical Causation.Daniel M. Hausman - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (4):717-724.
  44. A Defence of Papineau and Mental Causes.S. G. Daniel - 1998 - Analysis 58 (2):139-145.
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  45. The Hidden Premiss in the Causal Argument for Physicalism.Robert C. Bishop - 2005 - Analysis 66 (1):44-52.
    The causal argument for physicalism is anayzed and it's key premise--the causal closure of physics--is found wanting. Therefore, a hidden premise must be added to the argument to gain its conclusion, but the hidden premise is indistinguishable from the conclusion of the causal argument. Therefore, it begs the question on physicalism.
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  46. Connection and Influence: A Process Theory of Causation.Alexander Rueger - 2006 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 37 (1):77-97.
    A combination of process and counterfactual theories of causation is proposed with the aim of preserving the strengths of each of the approaches while avoiding their shortcomings. The basis for the combination, or hybrid, view is the need, common to both accounts, of imposing a stability requirement on the causal relation.
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  47. Mentale Verursachung und metaphysischer Realismus.Godehard Brüntrup - 1995 - Theologie Und Philosophei 70:203-223.
    Article on mental causation and metaphysical realism.
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  48. Methodology, Ontology, and Interventionism.James Woodward - 2015 - Synthese 192 (11):3577-3599.
    This paper defends an interventionist account of causation by construing this account as a contribution to methodology, rather than as a set of theses about the ontology or metaphysics of causation. It also uses the topic of causation to raise some more general issues about the relation between, on the one hand, methodology, and, on the other hand, ontology and metaphysics, as these are understood in contemporary philosophical discussion, particularly among so-called analytic metaphysicians. It concludes with the suggestion that issues (...)
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  49. Memory: A Philosophical Study.Sven Bernecker - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Sven Bernecker presents an analysis of the concept of propositional (or factual) memory, and examines a number of metaphysical and epistemological issues crucial to the understanding of memory. -/- Bernecker argues that memory, unlike knowledge, implies neither belief nor justification. There are instances where memory, though hitting the mark of truth, succeeds in an epistemically defective way. This book shows that, contrary to received wisdom in epistemology, memory not only preserves epistemic features generated by other epistemic sources but also functions (...)
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  50. Emergent Realities with Causal Efficacy - Philosophical and Theological Applications.Arthur Peacocke - 2007 - In Nancey Murphy (ed.), Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organisms, Persons. Oxford University Press.
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