Mental Manipulations and the Problem of Causal Exclusion

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (3):507 - 524 (2012)

Lawrence Shapiro
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Christian List and Peter Menzies 2009 have looked to interventionist theories of causation for an answer to Jaegwon Kim's causal exclusion problem. Important to their response is the idea of realization-insensitivity. However, this idea becomes mired in issues concerning multiple realization, leaving it unable to fulfil its promise to block exclusion. After explaining why realization-insensitivity fails as a solution to Kim's problem, I look to interventionism to describe a different kind of solution
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