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Il problema mente-corpo nel dibattito contemporaneo
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s: Erica Cosentino 
Year:  2009 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 123-132 FullText PDF:  64 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PARA2009-002011
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The Mind-Body Problem in the Contemporary Debate - The mind-body problem is a crucial question to philosophers and cognitive scientists who pursue a program of naturalization of mind while preserving its causal efficacy. Two options seem to be open if we approach the question from a materialistic point of view: either preserve the notion of mental autonomy, by adhering to a nonreductive materialism, or give up that notion by supporting a reductive option. What I propose for discussion here is a neo-reductive perspective which considers mental causation as a sort of physical causation and maintains the mind-body identity.

Keywords: Mental causation, Physicalism, Supervenience, Epiphenomenalism, Qualia, Identity theory.

Parole chiave: Causalità mentale, Materialismo, Sopravvenienza, Epifenomenalismo, Qualia, Teoria dell’identità psico-fisica.

Erica Cosentino, in "PARADIGMI" 2/2009, pp. 123-132, DOI:10.3280/PARA2009-002011


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