SUBSET REALIZATION, PARTHOOD, AND CAUSAL OVERDETERMINATION
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2011
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Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 92, Issue 3, pages 363–379, September 2011
How to Cite
MORRIS, K. (2011), SUBSET REALIZATION, PARTHOOD, AND CAUSAL OVERDETERMINATION. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 92: 363–379. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2011.01401.x
- Issue published online: 4 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 4 AUG 2011
Defenders of the subset view of realization have claimed that we can resolve well-known worries about mental-physical causal overdetermination by holding that mental properties are subset realized by physical properties, that instances of subset realized properties are parts of physical realizers, and that part-whole overdetermination is unproblematic. I challenge the claim that the overdetermination generated by the subset view can be legitimated by appealing to more mundane part-whole overdetermination. I conclude that the subset view does not provide a unique solution to overdetermination worries.