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Single Idea 2313

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 4. Emergentism]

Full Idea

The emergentism (of Searle), like ethical intuitionism, views mind-body supervenience as something that admits no explanation - it is a brute fact.

Gist of Idea

Emergentism says there is no explanation for a supervenient property


Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 1 p.013)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.13

A Reaction

This is why 'emergence' is no sort of theory, and is really old-fashioned dualism in a dubious naturalistic disguise. If mind 'emerges', there is presumably a causal mechanism for that.