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Single Idea 13396

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 6. Conceptual Dualism]

Full Idea

We have (physicalist) 'inclusionism' when the mental is included in the physical, and mental phenomena are to be found among physical phenomena. Only inclusionism is compatible with a genuine physicalist analysis of mental concepts.

Gist of Idea

Analysing mental concepts points to 'inclusionism' - that mental phenomena are part of the physical


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], 4.5)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.97

A Reaction

This isn't the thesis of conceptual dualism (which I like), but an interesting accompaniment for it. Jubien is offering this as an alternative to 'reductive' analysis, translating all the mental concepts into physical language. He extends 'physical'.