Il problema mente-corpo nel dibattito contemporaneo

Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Erica Cosentino
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/2
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 123-132 File size 64 KB
DOI 10.3280/PARA2009-002011
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The Mind-Body Problem in the Contemporary Debate - The mind-body problem is a crucial question to philosophers and cognitive scientists who pursue a program of naturalization of mind while preserving its causal efficacy. Two options seem to be open if we approach the question from a materialistic point of view: either preserve the notion of mental autonomy, by adhering to a nonreductive materialism, or give up that notion by supporting a reductive option. What I propose for discussion here is a neo-reductive perspective which considers mental causation as a sort of physical causation and maintains the mind-body identity.

Keywords: Mental causation, Physicalism, Supervenience, Epiphenomenalism, Qualia, Identity theory.

Parole chiave: Causalità mentale, Materialismo, Sopravvenienza, Epifenomenalismo, Qualia, Teoria dell’identità psico-fisica.

Erica Cosentino, Il problema mente-corpo nel dibattito contemporaneo in "PARADIGMI" 2/2009, pp 123-132, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2009-002011