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Mentalistic explanation and mental causation


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GOLDBERG, Sanford 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: 15 jun. 2024.


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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