|Epiphenomenal and Supervenient Causation|
|Source: Kim - Supervenience and Mind|
|Paper - Abstract|
Philosophers Index Abstract
Causal relations involving macro-events and processes can be understood as cases of "supervenient causation1"--supervenient upon casual relations obtaining at the micro-level. It is argued that if the thesis of psychophysical supervenience2 is granted, casual relations involving mental events, too, can be understood on the model of supervenient causation3, and that this resolves many of the puzzles surrounding psychophysical casual relations.
Also in "Rosenthal (David), Ed. - The Nature of Mind"
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