present issue

CAUSATION AND MENTAL CAUSATION


edited by
Raffaella Campaner
Carlo Gabbani

issue 29 - December 2015


Journal ISSN: 1972-1293

introduction

The distinguishing features of human powers and agency have long been widely acknowledged and analysed. At the same time, the modern and contemporary philosophical problem of mental causation, in its various aspects and formulations, is also connected to a peculiar understanding of causality, mind and the (so-called) ‘physical world’. Thus, it has been suggested that our conundrum concerning the possibility of mind affecting the physical world has been strongly influenced, among other things, by metaphysical choices such as considering the physical and the mental two different kinds of substance ... read more

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