Raatikainen, Panu (2009) Causation, Exclusion, and the Special Sciences. In:  Reduction and the Special Sciences (Tilburg, April 10-12, 2008).
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The issue of downward causation (and mental causation in particular), and the exclusion problem is discussed by taking into account some recent advances in the philosophy of science. The problem is viewed from the perspective of the new interventionist theory of causation developed by Woodward. It is argued that from this viewpoint, a higher-level (e.g., mental) state can sometimes truly be causally relevant, and moreover, that the underlying physical state which realizes it may fail to be such.
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|Keywords:||downward causation, causal exclusion, mental causation, interventionist theory of causation|
|Subjects:||General Issues > Reductionism/Holism|
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Reduction and the Special Sciences (Tilburg, April 10-12, 2008)|
|Depositing User:||Panu Raatikainen|
|Date Deposited:||15 Mar 2009|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:17|
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