Dialectica 71 (2):263-279 (2017)

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Bradford Saad
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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Reductive physicalists typically accept the causal argument for their view. On this score, Tiehen parts ways with his fellow reductive physicalists. Heretically, he argues that reductive physicalists should reject the causal argument. After presenting Tiehen's challenge, I defend the orthodoxy. Although not myself a reductive physicalist, I show how reductive physicalists can resist this challenge to the causal argument. I conclude with a positive suggestion about how reductive physicalists should use the causal argument.
Keywords mental causation  physicalism  dualism  reductive physicalism  causal closure  overdetermination
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DOI 10.1111/1746-8361.12191
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