Single Idea 12636

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / c. Features of mind]

Full Idea

Mental states have causal powers.

Gist of Idea

Mental states have causal powers


Jerry A. Fodor (LOT 2 [2008], Ch.2.3)

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.48

A Reaction

I quote this because it gives you the link between a general account of causal powers as basic to reality, and an active account of what the mind is. It has to be a key link in a decent modern unified account of the world. See Idea 12638.

Related Idea

Idea 12638 If concepts have sense, we can't see the connection to their causal powers [Fodor]