Normativism and Mental Causation by Justin Thomas Tiehen, B. A. Dissertation



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Chapter 5. Physicalism …………………………..………………………… 125

5.1 Normative Supervenience………………….……..….……..………… 125

5.1.1 CONCEIVABILITY, POSSIBILITY, AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NORMATIVE AND THE PHENOMENAL….… 127

5.1.2 SUPERVENIENCE AND REDUCTION..….……..………… 134

5.1.3 SUPERDUPERVENIENCE..……………….……...………… 137

5.1.4 PHYISCALISM AND MENTAL CAUSATION.………….… 139

5.2 Causal Exclusion………………………………...……………….….... 141

5.2.1 SIX THESES……….………...……………………………… 143

5.2.2 THE DEMONSTRATION OF INCONSISTENCY .…..……… 145

5.2.3 LOOKING AHEAD……………………....……………..…..… 148



Chapter 6. Reductionism….………………………………………………… 150

6.1 Realizer-State Functionalism………...…….……..….……..………… 150

6.1.1 ROLE-STATE FUNCTIONALISM……………………..….… 151

6.1.2 REALIZER-STATE FUNCTIONALISM AND MENTAL CAUSATION

….………………………………………………………………...… 152

6.1.3 MULTIPLE REALIZABILITY……….…….……...………… 153

6.2 The Nature of Realization……….……………....……………….….... 157

6.2.1 BEING IN PAIN AND ROLE-STATE FUNCTIONALISM... 157

6.2.2 NATURAL AND MULTIPLY REALIZABLE PROPERTIES

….………………………………………………………………...… 158

6.2.3 WHAT KIND OF RELATION IS REALIZATION? ..….….... 161

6.2.4 CONCLUSION………………………………………..….….... 165

6.3 Kim’s Disjunction Identity Theory………...……...….……..………… 165

6.3.1 INTRODUCING THE DISJUNCTION IDENTITY THEORY.. 168

6.3.2 A MODIFIED CAUSAL EXCLUSION ARGUMENT…...… 169

6.3.3 INSTANTIATION IDENTITIES WITHOUT PROPERTY IDENTITIES

….………………………………………………………………...… 171

6.3.4 A NEW CAUSAL PROBLEM………...…..….……..………… 174

6.3.5 THE DISJUNCTION IDENTITY THEORY AND MULTIPLE REALIZABILITY………...……...….……..………………………… 175
6.4 Eliminativist Functionalism………...……...….……………………… 176

6.4.1 A SCOPE DISTINCTION………………..………………...… 177

6.4.2 HOW ELIMINATIVIST FUNCTIONALISM DIFFERS FROM OTHER VIEWS……………………………………………………....….….... 178

6.4.3 CONCLUSION………………………………………..….….... 179






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