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Single Idea 2318

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 3. Mental Causation]

Full Idea

The following all require a belief in mental causation: agency (mind causes events), knowledge (perception causes beliefs), reasoning (one belief causes another), memory (events cause ideas), psychology (science of mental causes).

Gist of Idea

Agency, knowledge, reason, memory, psychology all need mental causes


report of Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 2 p.031) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.31

A Reaction

A very good list, which I cannot fault, and to which I cannot add. The question is: is there any mental activity left over which does NOT require causation? Candidates are free will, and the contingent character of qualia. I say the answer is, no.