Ideas from 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind' by Keith T. Maslin [2001], by Theme Structure

[found in 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind' by Maslin,Keith [Polity 2001,0-7456-1688-7]].

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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 1. Nature of Existence
'Ontology' means 'study of things which exist'
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / c. Significance of supervenience
Shadows are supervenient on their objects, but not reducible
15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 4. Other Minds / d. Other minds by analogy
Analogy to other minds is uncheckable, over-confident and chauvinistic
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 1. Introspection
I'm not the final authority on my understanding of maths
16. Persons / D. Self and Body / 6. Brain as the Self
If we are brains then we never meet each other
17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 1. Reductionism critique
Reduction is impossible because mind is holistic and brain isn't
17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 2. Anomalous Monism
Denial of purely mental causation will lead to epiphenomenalism
17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 3. Property Dualism
Token-identity removes the explanatory role of the physical
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 3. General Causation / b. Nomological causation
Causality may require that a law is being followed
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 7. Strictness of Laws
Strict laws make causation logically necessary
Strict laws allow no exceptions and are part of a closed system