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    Causality and "the mental"

    Hornsby, Jennifer (2015) Causality and "the mental". Humana Mente 29 , pp. 125-140. ISSN 1972-1293.

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    Many analytic philosophers of mind take for granted a certain (broadly Humean) conception of causality. Assumptions deriving from that conception are in place when they problematize what they call mental causation or argue for physicalism in respect of the mental. I claim that a different (broadly Aristotelian) conception of causality is needed for understanding many ordinary causal truths about things which act, including truths about human, minded beings — sc. rational beings who lead lives.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): mental causation, Descartes, Davidson, Aristotle, causality
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Jen Hornsby
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 11:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:21


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