Mind and the Causal Exclusion Problem

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2018)

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Dwayne Moore
University of Saskatchewan
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Mind and the Causal Exclusion Problem The causal exclusion problem is an objection to nonreductive physicalist models of mental causation. Mental causation occurs when behavioural effects have mental causes: Jennie eats a peach because she wants one; Marvin goes to Harvard because he chose to, etc. Nonreductive physicalists typically supplement adherence to mental causation with … Continue reading Mind and the Causal Exclusion Problem →
Keywords Causal Exclusion  Mental Causation  Nonreductive Physicalism  Jaegwon Kim  Overdetermination
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