Mind in a Physical World: An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation (Representation and Mind)

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This text, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's late-1990s views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind - in particular, the mind-bady 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 model of reduction. The book retains the informal tone of the lecture format.

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Jaegwon Kim is the William Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University.

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" Mr. Kim has long been a lone voice against the dominant functionalist orthodoxy, but the tide now seems to be turning in his favor. In this book he elegantly cuts through the baroque structure of recent philosophical debate, and displays the flaws common to the various sophisticated alternatives." -- "The Economist" " This is a wonderful book: ingenious, penetrating, illuminating." -- Ned Block, New York University

& quot; Mr. Kim has long been a lone voice against the dominant functionalist orthodoxy, but the tide now seems to be turning in his favor. In this book he elegantly cuts through the baroque structure of recent philosophical debate, and displays the flaws common to the various sophisticated alternatives.& quot; -- The Economist & quot; This is a wonderful book: ingenious, penetrating, illuminating.& quot; -- Ned Block, New York University

"Mr. Kim has long been a lone voice against the dominant functionalist orthodoxy, but the tide now seems to be turning in his favor. In this book he elegantly cuts through the baroque structure of recent philosophical debate, and displays the flaws common to the various sophisticated alternatives."--"The Economist""This is a wonderful book: ingenious, penetrating, illuminating."--Ned Block, New York University

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