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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Benjaminen
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-06T15:14:32Z
dc.date.available2019-11-06T15:14:32Z
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.date.submitted2017en
dc.identifier.citationBen White, Conservation Laws and Interactionist Dualism, The Philosophical Quarterly, 67, 267, 2017, 387 - 405en
dc.identifier.issn0031-8094en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttps://academic.oup.com/pq/article-abstract/67/267/387/2623124?redirectedFrom=fulltext
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/90216
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe Exclusion Argument for physicalism maintains that since (1) every physical effect has a sufficient physical cause, and (2) cases of causal overdetermination are rare, it follows that if (3) mental events cause physical events as frequently as they seem to, then (4) mental events must be physical in nature. In defence of (1), it is sometimes said that (1) is supported if not entailed by conservation laws. Against this, I argue that conservation laws do not lend sufficient support to (1) to render its denial ‘unscientific’, and that those who accept (3) and deny (4) may consequently respond to the Exclusion Argument by denying (1) without thereby setting themselves at odds with current science. I also argue that conservation laws are compatible with (3) and the negation of (4), and that one can therefore accept conservation laws and (3) while denying both (1) and (4).en
dc.format.extent387en
dc.format.extent405en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Philosophical Quarterlyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries67en
dc.relation.ispartofseries267en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectInteractionist dualismen
dc.subjectConservation lawsen
dc.subjectMental causationen
dc.subjectExclusion argumenten
dc.titleConservation Laws and Interactionist Dualismen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/whitebeen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid199738en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqw054en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeNeuroscienceen
dc.subject.TCDTagMind-Body Problemen
dc.subject.TCDTagPhilosophyen
dc.subject.TCDTagPhilosophy of minden
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0001-7440-6386en
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