Oxford University Press (2008)

Stephen Yablo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The real distinction between mind and body -- Is conceivability a guide to possibility? -- Textbook kripkeanism and the open texture of concepts -- Coulda, woulda, shoulda -- No fool's cold : notes on illusions of possibility -- Beyond rigidification : the importance of being really actual -- How in the world? -- Mental causation -- Singling out properties -- Wide causation -- Causal relevance : mental, moral, and epistemic.
Keywords Philosophy of mind  Mind and body  Causation
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How in the World?

Philosophers appear to have a way of bringing existence in where it is not wanted. All of the most popular analyses seem to take notions that are not overtly existence-involving and associate them with notions that are completely existence-involving. The problem with these analyses is not ... see more

Singling out Properties

An increasingly common practice in metaphysics is to gather a body of more or less central preconceptions associated with some predicate, and then, guided by whatever clues philosophy and science have to offer, strike out in search of the associated state or property. This chapter argues t... see more

Causal Relevance: Mental, Moral, and Epistemic

There is currently no known strategy of response to the metaphysical charge that wide mental states bring in factors too far away to bear on the causation happening here and now. This chapter presents three lines of response with a chance of success. The first is denial: ‘Who says the fact... see more

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