Functional Reduction

Document Type: 
Book Chapter
Article Type: 
Theoretical
Disciplines: 
Philosophy
Topics: 
Neural Correlates of Consciousness
Deposited by: 
Ned Block
Contact email: 
ned.block@nyu.edu
Date of Issue: 
2010
Authors: 
-
Editors: 
Horgan, T., Sabates, M., Sosa, D.
Title of Book: 
Supervenience in Mind
Number of Pages: 
38
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Place of Publication: 
Cambridge MA
Alternative URL: 
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/philo/faculty/block/papers/Kimfestschrift.pdf
Publish status: 
Unpublished
Abstract: 
This paper argues that the functional reduction picture of reductive explanation, a picture shared by proponents such as David Lewis and opponents such as Jaegwon Kim, David Chalmers and Frank Jackson, misses an important insight in the reductionist point of view