Intervention, Fixation, and Supervenient Causation

主讲人: 
钟磊 香港中文大学哲学系副教授
活动时间: 
星期四, 四月 26, 2018 - 15:30 to 17:30
活动地址: 
锡昌堂322室

主要内容

More and more philosophers have brought interventionist theories into the field of mental causation or supervenient causation in general. Many argue that we should not hold fixed the subvenient base while intervening on a supervenient property. However, this approach looks ad hoc, and is inconsistent with general interventionist requirements on manipulation and fixation. Moreover, it leads to false judgments about the causal efficacy of supervenient/subvenient properties. This talk aims to clear up some common misunderstandings and to put forward a promising account of supervenient causation.

主讲人简介:

钟磊教授现任教于香港中文大学,美国密歇根大学哲学博士,其主要研究领域是心灵哲学和道德哲学。他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顶级哲学刊物发表多篇论文,他关于心灵因果性的研究在国际哲学界引发诸多回应。

主办单位:中山大学逻辑与认知研究所