Topoi 33 (2):525-530 (2014)

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Tuomas K. Pernu
King's College London
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A critical analysis of recent interventionist responses to the causal exclusion problem is presented. It is argued that the response can indeed offer a solution to the problem, but one that is based on renouncing the multiple realizability thesis. The account amounts to the rejection of nonreductive physicalism and would thus be unacceptable to many. It is further shown that if the multiple realizability thesis is brought back in and conjoined with the interventionist notion of causation, inter-level causation is ruled out altogether
Keywords Causality  Counterfactuals  Epiphenomenalism  Interactionism  Interventionism  Nonreductive physicalism
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