JBSP Online: Chang Liu on Husserl, Anomalous Monism & Mental Causation

journal update

Available now online, a new article for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology by Chang Liu (Nanjing University).

Chang Liu – “Anomalous Monism and Mental Causation: A Husserlian Reflection”: JBSP (Originally published online: 14 September 2022).

Abstract: Drawing on material from Husserlian phenomenology, we can reconstruct a realist version of anomalous monism (rAM). According to such a view, mental events are identical to some physical events because they simultaneously exemplify mental and physical properties. rAM would have to confront the charge of epiphenomenalism because Husserl rejects psychophysical causal interaction. And as a form of nonreductive physicalism, rAM also faces the challenge of Kim’s supervenience argument and explanatory exclusion. Utilizing Husserl’s conception of mental motivation and contemporary elaborations of substance causation, rAM can refute the accusation of epiphenomenalism and overcome the problem of exclusion.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2022.2122728

Chang Liu, Department of Philosophy, Nanjing University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

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