Mind in a Physical World
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From Representation and Mind series

Mind in a Physical World

An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation

By Jaegwon Kim

This book, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind—in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism.

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This book, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind—in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism.

This book, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind—in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism. Kim construes the mind-body problem as that of finding a place for the mind in a world that is fundamentally physical. Among other points, he redefines the roles of supervenience and emergence in the discussion of the mind-body problem. Arguing that various contemporary accounts of mental causation are inadequate, he offers his own partially reductionist solution on the basis of a novel model of reduction. Retaining the informal tone of the lecture format, the book is clear yet sophisticated.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262112345 156 pp. | 7.7 in x 5.3 in

Paperback

$30.00 S | £24.00 ISBN: 9780262611534 156 pp. | 7.7 in x 5.3 in

Awards

  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2000.