Non-reductive Physicalism asserts that whereas mental states ontologically depend upon physical states, the mental are irreducible or non-identical to the physical. However, it has been argued that non-reductive physicalism is in tension with the thesis of Causal Closure of Physics, which is the view that every physical effect has a complete physical cause. In this talk, I distinguish between three versions of Closure that appeal to a narrow, a moderate, and a broad notion of the physical, respectively. I then argue that none of the three versions can raise a serious challenge to non-reductive physicalism.
钟磊是当前分析哲学领域最有影响的华人学者之一，在Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Analysis，Erkenntnis等一流英语哲学刊物发表论文十余篇。