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God and Mental Causation [electronic resource] / by Daniel Lim.

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dc.contributor.author Lim, Daniel. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-02T15:58:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-02T15:58:56Z
dc.date.created 2015.
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9783662474266
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/23325
dc.description XIV, 100 p. 6 illus.
dc.description.abstract This book lies at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion and operates on the assumption that dialogue between the two disciplines can be fruitful.  In particular it focuses on how debates in the philosophy of mind regarding the nature of mental causation relate to debates in the philosophy of religion regarding divine action, creaturely causation, and existence of God. The book is divided into two parts.  The first deals with Jaegwon Kim’s so-called Supervenience Argument (SA) against non-reductive physicalism.  One important observation is that the structural similarities between non-reductive physicalism and ‘orthodox’ theism make it convenient to co-opt non-reductive physicalist solutions to the SA in defending the possibility of creaturely causation in the philosophy of religion.  The SA is used as a foil to discuss the relative merits of Malebranche’s so-called Conservation is Continuous Creation Argument for Occasionalism (CCCA).  Moverover, the so-called compatibilist strategy (Karen Bennett 2003, 2009) for developing a non-reductive physicalist response to the Supervenience Argument is defended and developed.  This strategy is then deployed in the philosophy of religion to defend the possibility of creaturely causation against the CCCA.
dc.description.tableofcontents Chapter 1: The Supervenience Argument -- Chapter 2: Occasionalism -- Chapter 3: Overdetermination and Exclusion -- Chapter 4: The Existence of God.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries SpringerBriefs in Philosophy, 2211-4548
dc.relation.ispartofseries SpringerBriefs in Philosophy, 2211-4548
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47426-6
dc.subject Philosophy.
dc.subject Religion.
dc.subject Philosophy of mind.
dc.subject Religion Philosophy.
dc.subject Philosophy.
dc.subject Philosophy of Religion.
dc.subject Religious Studies, general.
dc.subject Philosophy of Mind.
dc.subject.ddc 210 23
dc.subject.lcc BL51
dc.subject.other Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (Springer-11648)
dc.title God and Mental Causation [electronic resource] / by Daniel Lim.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-662-47426-6
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-662-47426-6
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
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