In this book, each of the possible positions concerning the relationship between mind and body is clearly explained and thoroughly critiqued. It is concluded that, although mental events are identical with physical events, mentalistic statements are not equivalent with physicalistic statements. It is also shown that the way in which mentalistic statements are non-equivalent with physicalistic statements is deeper than the way in which biological statements are non-equivalent with microphysical statements. In other words, the sense in which mind and body lie on opposite sides of an "explanatory gap" is much stronger than the sense in which biology and microphysics do so.
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clear, thorough, powerful
yes, to anyone who is interested in serious philosophy. but only to very, very smart people
the refutation of Davidson's interpretivism
I have not
the truth about the mental
incredibly smart and rigorous
yes, if you want to understand how mind relates to brain, this is the book, there is no other. it has no equal
i really, really liked the discussion of functionalism and davidsonian anomalous monism
that there is an explanatory gap
this was a new and fresh look at an old problem