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


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.”