Chapter 32. The Causal Efficacy of Consciousness

  1. Max Velmans and
  2. Susan Schneider
  1. Jaegwon Kim

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch33

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

How to Cite

Kim, J. (2007) The Causal Efficacy of Consciousness, in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (eds M. Velmans and S. Schneider), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch33

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120197

Online ISBN: 9780470751466

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Keywords:

  • causal efficacy;
  • epiphenomenalism;
  • complex actions;
  • scientific considerations;
  • mental causation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Huxley's Epiphenomenalism

  • Scientific Considerations: Methodological Epiphenomenalism

  • Philosophical Problems of Mental Causation

  • Mental Causation and Mind–Body Reduction

  • Functionalization of Mental Properties

  • Saving What's Important about Phenomenal Consciousness