Causal exclusion without explanatory exclusion

Manuscrito 25 (3):177-198 (2002)

Abstract

The causal/explanatory exclusion argument is one of the principal weapons against the possibility of mental causes/explanations having genuine causal/explanatory power. I argue that the causal and the explanatory versions of the exlusion argument should be distinguished. There are really two arguments, one of them perhaps successful, the other one not

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André Fuhrmann
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