Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World: Themes from the Philosophy of Jaegwon Kim

2016.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terence Horgan, Marcelo Sabatés, and David Sosa (eds.), Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World: Themes from the
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2016.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terence Horgan, Marcelo Sabatés, and David Sosa (eds.), Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World: Themes from the Philosophy of Jaegwon Kim, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 271pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107077836. Reviewed by Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University If I am not very much mistaken, the take-home message from this new book of essays on Jaegwon Kim's famous work in philosophy of mind is this: Kim, who is neither an Australian nor a materialist, is in fact an Australian materialist. Or rather, he is an Australian materialist of a certain kind. For of course there are two kinds of Australian materialist. One, which I associate mainly with D.M. Armstrong, holds that the only properties and relations that exist are instantiated properties and relations, and the only instantiated properties and relations are physical properties and relations, i.e., those expressed by predicates of. . .

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