9780199669417

The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199669417

  • ISBN10:

    0199669414

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

How are truths about physical and mental states related? In The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental Robert Kirk articulates and defends a fresh approach to the physical-to-mental connection in his theory of 'redescriptive physicalism'. The theory provides an invaluable philosophical basis for dealing with the problems that mental causation raises for other non-reductive views.

Author Biography


Robert Kirk is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. His other books are Translation Determined (OUP, 1986), Raw Feeling (OUP, 1994), Relativism and Reality (Routledge, 1999), Mind and Body (Acumen, 2003), and Zombies and Consciousness (OUP, 2005).

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