Single Idea 2307

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 2. Anomalous Monism]

Full Idea

Davidson's anomalous monism says no more about the relationship between the mental and the physical than the claim that all objects with a colour have a shape says about the relationship between colours and shapes.

Gist of Idea

Anomalous monism says nothing at all about the relationship between mental and physical


report of Donald Davidson (Mental Events [1970]) by Jaegwon Kim - Mind in a Physical World 1 p.005

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.5

A Reaction

Indeed, I find the enthusiasm for property dualism etc. quite baffling, given that we are merely told that mind is 'an anomaly'. I take it to be old fashioned dualism in trendy clothes.