Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

“Causation” is only part of the answer


Matthias Scheutz a1
a1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 mscheutz@cse.nd.edu http://www.nd.edu/~mscheutz/

Abstract

Although Ross & Spurrett (R&S) successfully fend off the threat of Kim's “supervenience argument” by showing that it conflates different notions of causation, their proposal for a dynamic systems answer to the mind-body problem is itself yet another supervenience claim in need of an explanation that justifies it. The same goes for their notion of “multiple supervenience.”