Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (1):96-108 (2017)

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Christian List
London School of Economics
Daniel Stoljar
Australian National University
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The exclusion argument is widely thought to put considerable pressure on dualism, if not to refute it outright. We argue to the contrary that, whether or not their position is ultimately true, dualists have a plausible response. The response focuses on the notion of ‘distinctness’ that is employed to distinguish between mental and physical properties: if ‘distinctness’ is understood in one way, the exclusion principle on which the argument rests can be denied by the dualist; if it is understood in another way, the argument is not persuasive.
Keywords dualism  mental causation  exclusion argument  distinctness
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