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The emergence of mind in a physical world

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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The emergence of mind in a physical world

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Mira otros Universidad Nacional de Colombia articulos

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Autor: Juan Diego Morales Otero

Editorial: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Año de Edición: 2018

2018

Idioma: Español

Formato: Libro Impreso

Número de páginas: 232

ISBN: 9789587833263

9789587833263
«The Emergence of Mind in a Physical World» presents an ontologically and methodologically well founded Physicalist proposal that does not lose sight of the special particularity and alleged irreducibility of some of the most obvious phenomena of our existence, such as the human mind. The author p...
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«The Emergence of Mind in a Physical World» presents an ontologically and methodologically well founded Physicalist proposal that does not lose sight of the special particularity and alleged irreducibility of some of the most obvious phenomena of our existence, such as the human mind. The author provides a compelling argument against the most widely accepted interpretation of Physicalism, Microphysicalism, highlighting its deep empirical and conceptual problems, as well as an insightful response to the reiterated critiques leveled by some reductionist philosophers, especially Jaegwon Kim, at the non-reductive physicalist explanation of the causal relevance of mental and higher level properties. Morales argues in favor of Emergentism as a non-reductive physicalist proposal that explains the causal reality of higher-level properties as metaphysically dependent but not supervenient on their microphysical bases. This novel interpretation will be of great interest to scholars working in the field of philosophy of mind.

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Editor / MarcaUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
CiudadBogota
FacultadCiencias Humanas
Año de Edición2018
Número de Páginas232
Idioma(s)Español
TerminadoTapa rustica
Alto y ancho16.5 x 24 cm
Peso0.2500
Tipo Productolibro
ColecciónGeneral Biblioteca Abierta
Autor

Juan Diego Morales Otero

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Acknowledgments

Introduction
 
Chapter 1. Causation: A Non-Reductive Approach

The Nature of Causal Entities

Causation and Laws of Nature

Counterfactual Theory of Causation

Causation and Locality

Probability and Intervention

Causal Context and the Possibility of Causation in the Special Sciences

Summary
 
Chapter 2. The Concept of the Physical and the Overcoming of the Supervenience Theory

What Physicalism Is  

Physicalism as a Contingent Theory

What Is It To Be Physical"'

Microphysical Supervenience as the Criterion for the Physical

The Empirical Failure of Microphysicalism 
 
Consequences for Determining the Concept of the Physical

Finding a Solution to our Problem

Summary
 
Chapter 3. Emergentism as Type Macrophysicalism

The Idea of Ontological Emergence

Emergentism as Type Macrophysicalism

Reductive and Non-Reductive Microphysicalism

Property Dualism and Contingent Connections

Emergence and Metaphysical Dependence

Two Types of Ontological Emergence

Summary
 
Chapter 4. Non-Reductive Physicalism and the Problem of Causation in the Special Sciences

Supervenience and Multiple Realizability

The Causal Exclusion Argument

The Supervenience Argument

The Principle of Physical Causal Closure

The Exclusion Principle

The Interventionist Account of Exclusion

The Argument of Causal Individuation of Natural Kinds

Higher Causal Powers as Identical to Lower Causal Powers

The Subset Account of Realization

Summary
 
Chapter 5. Emergent, Downward, and Mental Causation

The Idea of Emergent Causation

The Principle of Physical Causal Closure of Emergentism

Emergent and Lower Level Causal Powers

Testing the Causal Relevance of Higher Level Properties

Emergent Causation at the Quantum Level

Mental Causation as Emergent Causation

Summary
 
Appendix: Functional Reduction of the Special Properties

Conclusion

References

Index

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