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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2018, Vol. 13 Issue (3) : 300-331     https://doi.org/10.3868/s030-007-018-0025-4
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Seventy Years in Philosophy of Mind: An Overview, with Emphasis on the Issue of Mental Causation
Terence Horgan()
Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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This paper is an opinionated overview of major developments in philosophy of mind during the past seventy years, with emphasis on the issue of mental causation. Its most prominent positions all embrace a broadly “naturalistic” or “materialistic” conception of human beings, and of mentality and its place in nature. Included in this paper are discussions of analytical behaviorism, the psychophysical identity theory, functionalism, multiple realizability and strong multiple realizability, supervenience, the causal exclusion problem, phenomenal mental states, wide content, contextualist causal compatibilism, agentive phenomenology, and the agent-exclusion problem.

Keywords mental causation      causal exclusion      multiple realizability      psych- ophysical identity theory      functionalism      causal compatibilism     
Issue Date: 25 September 2018
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Terence Horgan. Seventy Years in Philosophy of Mind: An Overview, with Emphasis on the Issue of Mental Causation[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2018, 13(3): 300-331.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/10.3868/s030-007-018-0025-4
http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2018/V13/I3/300
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