Mentalistic explanation and mental causation


  • Sanford C. Goldberg University of Kentucky


Explanation, Mental causation, Belief


In this paper I present an internal difficulty for the hypothesis that mentalistic explanation is causal explanation. My thesis is that intuitively acceptable mentalistic explanations appear to violate constraints imposed by the mental causation hypothesis.


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Biografia do Autor

Sanford C. Goldberg, University of Kentucky

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky.


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GOLDBERG, S. C. Mentalistic explanation and mental causation. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 25, n. 3, p. 199–216, 2002. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 fev. 2023.