Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Mind Body problem: the question of how thinking and sensibility arise from matter, and how the relationship of the mental and the material without which the mental (psychic, psychical) is not possible can be explained. See also substance, res Cogitans, dualism, monism, identity theory, materialism, physicalism, functionalism.

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John R. Searle

I 120
Mind-body problem/Nagel: We have currently no conceptual means to even just imagine a solution - because causal explanations of natural science have a certain necessity that is missing here - SearleVsNagel: Science cannot explain why two bodies attract each other.
I 146f
Mind-body problem/Searle: causality alone is important: micro (physis) causes macro (mind) (from
bottom to top) - SearleVsSupervenience: this is superfluous - stability is causally supervenient on molecular structure, but this does not mean that it is epiphenomenal.
II 328f
Mind-body problem/Searle: mental states are both caused by the activities of the brain and realized in the structure of the brain (such as water/molecular structure) - There may be a causing and a realization of the same stuff, provided it is done on different levels.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983

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