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Mental Events

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter embarks on the main topic of this book, considering mental events and consciousness. It explains how mental events differ from physical events. It then briefly outlines some of the views ... More


Property and Event Dualism

Richard Swinburne

in Mind, Brain, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662562
eISBN:
9780191748394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662562.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Mental properties and so their instantiations in substances, mental events, are ones to which one substance has a privileged access; physical properties and so physical events are ones to which ... More


Introduction

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Part I of this book summarizes some views basic to the general approach. It elaborates on mental events, the distinctions between them and physical events; and trace possible views on the ... More


Transcending the Code

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Conscious mental events, the events of the mind, can be considered as being to some extent encoded in physical events of the brain. However, the arguments of the previous four chapters suggest that ... More


Foreknowledge, Causal Relations, and Subjunctive Conditionals

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is often thought that physical laws just are generalized subjunctive conditionals expressing relations between physical events. Metaphysical laws, on the other hand, seem to be more than the ... More


Actions, Predictions, and Books of Life

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter contradicts the anti-predictionism theory, which states that as long as an action is determined, it can be predicted, and vice versa. It begins by distinguishing between determinism and ... More


Who’s Afraid of Supervenient Laws?

Lee Mcintyre

in Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190494599
eISBN:
9780197559666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494599.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

OVER THE LAST FEW decades there has been much debate in the philosophy of science over the attractiveness—and potential costs—of supervenience. As philosophers well know, supervenience burst onto ... More


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