Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2):217-244 (2007)

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Sven Walter
Universität Osnabrück
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Mental causation, our mind's ability to causally affect the course of the world, is part and parcel of our ‘manifest image’ of the world. That there is mental causation is denied by virtually no one. How there can be such a thing as mental causation, however, is far from obvious. In recent years, discussions about the problem of mental causation have focused on Jaegwon Kim's so-called Causal Exclusion Argument, according to which mental events are ‘screened off’ or ‘preempted’ by physical events unless mental causation is a genuine case of overdetermination or mental properties are straightforwardly reducible to physical properties.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1353/cjp.2007.0020
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