Mental Causation

Philosophy Compass 2 (2):316-337 (2007)
Abstract
Concerns about ‘mental causation’ are concerns about how it is possible for mental states to cause anything to happen. How does what we believe, want, see, feel, hope, or dread manage to cause us to act? Certain positions on the mind-body problem—including some forms of physicalism—make such causation look highly problematic. This entry sketches several of the main reasons to worry, and raises some questions for further investigation.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2007.00063.x
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