more from Jaegwon Kim

Single Idea 2328

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 4. Emergentism]

Full Idea

If emergentism is correct about anything, it is more likely to be correct about qualia than about anything else.


Meaning all other mental events are predictable

Gist of Idea

The only mental property that might be emergent is that of qualia


Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 4 p.103)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.102

A Reaction

I'm puzzled by a view that says that nearly all of the mind is reducible, but one tiny aspect of it is 'emergent'. What sort of ontology is envisaged by that?