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Mental causation and ontology

Author: S C Gibb; E J Lowe; Rögnvaldur D Ingthorsson
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates the importance of ontology for a central debate in philosophy of mind. Mental causation seems an obvious aspect of the world. But it is hard to understand how it can happen  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S C Gibb; E J Lowe; Rögnvaldur D Ingthorsson
ISBN: 9780199603770 0199603774
OCLC Number: 809032399
Description: vi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / S.C. Gibb --
pt. 1. Levels of being, properties, and mental causation. Mental causation / John Heil ; Physical realization without preemption / Sydney Shoemaker ; Mental causation in the physical world / Peter Menzies ; Mental causation : ontology and patterns of variation / Paul Noordhof ; Causation is macroscopic but not irreducible / David Papineau --
pt. 2. Causal relata, substances, and powers. Substance causation, powers, and human agency / E.J. Lowe ; Agent causation in a neo-Aristotelian metaphysics / Jonathan D. Jacobs and Timothy O'Connor ; Mental causation and double prevention / S.C. Gibb ; The identity theory as a solution to the exclusion problem / David Robb ; Continuant causation, fundamentality, and freedom / Peter Simons ; There is no exclusion problem / Steinvör Thöll Árnadóttir and Tim Crane.
Responsibility: edited by S.C. Gibb, E.J. Lowe, and R.D. Ingthorsson.

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This book is a welcome contribution to the method of approaching mental causation as a family of related metaphysical problems. * Sara Bernstein, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

 
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