Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

Horizontal And Vertical Determination Of Mental And Neural States

Jens Harbecke, Harald Atmanspacher
Published 2012 · Psychology

Cite This
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Share
Mental and neural states are related to one another by vertical (synchronic) interlevel relations and by horizontal (diachronic) intralevel relations. For particular choices of such relations, problems arise if causal efficacy is ascribed to mental states. In a series of influential papers and books, Kim has presented his much discussed “supervenience argument”, which ultimately amounts to the dilemma that mental states either are causally inefficacious or they hold the threat of overdetermining neural states. Forced by this disjunction, Kim votes in favor of overdetermination and, ultimately, reduction. We propose a perspective on mental causation that dissolves the assumption of a tension between horizontal and vertical determination. For mental states to be causally efficacious, they must be dynamically stable. This important requirement can be implemented by combining a key idea of supervenience, multiple realization, with the recently introduced vertical interlevel relation of contextual emergence. Both together deflate Kim’s dilemma and reflate the causal efficacy of mental states.
This paper references
10.7551/mitpress/7111.003.0024
What is a Neural Correlate of Consciousness
D. Chalmers (2006)
10.1007/BF00274806
A method of statistical neurodynamics
S. Amari (1974)
10.4324/9780203427262-26
Philosophy and our Mental Life
H. Putnam (2002)
10.2307/1423519
Mind in a Physical World: An Essay on the Mind-Body Problem and Mental Causation
J. Kim (1998)
10.4249/scholarpedia.7997
Contextual emergence
Harald Atmanspacher (2009)
10.1007/S11406-007-9114-4
Regularity Theories Reassessed
M. Baumgartner (2008)
10.7551/mitpress/4629.003.0004
Mental Causation
H. Stapp (2007)
10.1016/0166-4328(95)00033-X
Sensations and brain processes
H. Flohr (1995)
10.1111/j.1475-4975.1984.tb00064.x
Mind-Body Interaction and Supervenient Causation
E. Sosa (1984)
10.1016/S0140-6736(51)91262-7
Mind and matter.
Brain Wr (1951)
10.1093/ACPROF:OSO/9780199211531.001.0001
Being reduced : new essays on reduction, explanation, and causation
J. Hohwy (2008)
10.1038/16379
Thinking about consciousness
P. Griffiths (1999)
10.1111/j.1468-0149.1981.tb01007.x
Essays on Actions and Events.
A. White (1981)
10.1093/ACPROF:OSO/9780199580781.003.0015
Mental Causation, or Something Near Enough
B. Loewer (2011)
10.1515/9783110323320
Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science
C. Sachse (2007)
10.1023/A:1004280812099
A Nonreductivist Solution to Mental Causation
Amie L. Thomasson (1998)
10.1080/09548980903161241
Stability criteria for the contextual emergence of macrostates in neural networks
Peter beim Graben (2009)
10.1093/OXFORDHB/9780195399691.003.0005
The Causal Closure of Physics and Free Will
Robert C. Bishop (2011)
10.1006/ccog.1998.0335
Conference on Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Empirical and Conceptual Questions
Antonio Damasio Churchland (1998)
10.1111/0029-4624.31.S11.5
Anti‐Reductionism Slaps Back
N. Block (2008)
The nature of mental states Readings in philosophy of psychology
H Putnam (1967)
The concept of mind.
H. Home (1966)
10.1111/J.1933-1592.2003.TB00030.X
Blocking Causal Drainage and Other Maintenance Chores with Mental Causation
Jaegwon Kim (2003)
Non-Boolean Descriptions for Mind-Matter Problems
H. Primas (2007)
The problem of mental causation formalized
J Harbecke (2010)
10.1016/j.concog.2004.07.001
Identifying neural correlates of consciousness: The state space approach
J. Fell (2004)
10.2307/2025096
Causation, Nomic Subsumption, and the Concept of Event
J. Kim (1973)
Ergodic Theory
S. V. Fomin (1982)
10.1007/978-94-017-2973-4_5
New Metric Invariant of Transitive Dynamical Systems and Automorphisms of Lebesgue Spaces
A. N. Shiryayev (1993)
Mental Causation: The Mind-Body Problem
Anthony Dardis (2008)
Sämtliche Werke. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchge- sellschaft
A Schopenhauer (1980)
10.4324/9781315242071-3
Concepts of supervenience
Jaegwon Kim (1984)
Anti-reductionism slaps back. Noûs 31, Supplement: Philosophical Perspectives 11, Mind, Causation, and World 31(Supplement: Philosophical Perspectives
N Block (1997)
10.2307/2184199
The Compatibility of Mechanism and Purpose
A. Goldman (1969)
10.1007/S10701-006-9082-8
Contextual Emergence in the Description of Properties
R. C. Bishop (2006)
10.1111/j.2044-8295.1956.tb00560.x
Is consciousness a brain process?
U. T. Place (1956)
10.2307/2023246
The Structure of Science. Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation
J. Smart (1962)
Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe
Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz (1923)
10.1111/J.1933-1592.2003.TB00029.X
Do Causal Powers Drain Away
N. Block (2003)
The Mental and the Physical
H. Feigl (1958)
10.1111/j.1468-0149.1988.tb02080.x
Remnants of Meaning
P. Moser (1988)
Contextual Emergence from Physics to Cognitive Neuroscience
H. Atmanspacher (2007)
10.1007/BF01651541
Stability and equilibrium states
R. Haag (1974)
10.1093/OXFORDHB/9780195178548.001.0001
The Oxford handbook of free will
R. Kane (2005)
Physicalism and mental causation : the metaphysics of mind and action
Sven Walter (2003)
Supervenience
B. McLaughlin (2008)
More on Making Mind Matter in Philosophy of Mind
E. Lepore (1989)
10.1515/9783110324846
Mental Causation: Investigating the Mind's Powers in a Natural World
Jens Harbecke (2009)
10.1111/J.1467-8284.2006.00588.X
The hidden premiss in the causal argument for physicalism
R. C. Bishop (2006)
Kim's Master Argument
Thomas M. Crisp (2001)
10.1038/126899b0
Body and Mind.
D. GARCIA REINOSO (1930)
10.4159/harvard.9780674594623.c26
17. The Nature of Mental States
H. Putnam (1975)
10.1075/p
Physicalism or Something Near Enough
Y. Senderowicz (2008)
10.1515/9783110870084
Emergence or Reduction?: Essays on the Prospects of Nonreductive Physicalism
A. Beckermann (1992)
Dual-aspect monismmonism`monismà la Pauli and Jung
H Atmanspacher (2012)
Gesammelte Schriften
I Kant (1902)
Varieties of causal closure Physicalism and mental causation: the metaphysics of mind and action
B Montero (2003)
Contextual Emergence of Mental States from Neurodynamics
H. Atmanspacher (2005)
10.1038/010362a0
On the Hypothesis that Animals are Automata, and its History
T. Huxley (1874)
10.1007/S10670-007-9066-X
Mental Causation and the Supervenience Argument
J. Schröder (2007)
10.1007/s11229-006-9112-2
Downward causation in fluid convection
R. C. Bishop (2006)
Contextual emergence of mental
H. Atmanspacher (2007)
EMERGENCE IN EXACT NATURAL SCIENCES
H. Primas (1998)
10.1002/9781444307276
Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Truth and its Deformities
P. French (2008)
10.1111/1467-9264.00048
Discussion: Micro-Based Properties and the Supervenience Argument: A Response to Kim
Paul Noordhof (1999)
10.2307/2219610
Speaking of Selves
B. Aune (1994)
Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind
B. McLaughlin (2007)
10.1017/CBO9780511570797
Physicalism and Its Discontents: Physicalist Discontents
C. Gillett (2001)
Gesammelte Schriften. Berlin: Reimer
I. Kant (1902)
Mental causation The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
D Robb (2009)
10.1007/S11098-005-1439-X
The Causal Exclusion Argument
Jesper Kallestrup (2006)
10.1103/PhysRevE.76.066207
Detecting synchronization clusters in multivariate time series via coarse-graining of Markov chains.
Carsten Allefeld (2007)
Anti-reductionism slaps back : Mental causation, reduction and supervenience
N. Block (1996)
10.1093/analys/42.1.59
The argument for anomalous monism
T. Honderich (1982)
The nature of mental states
H. Putnam (1980)
Exclusion again
K. Bennett (2008)
10.1007/BF01649582
Disjointness of the KMS-states of different temperatures
M. Takesaki (1970)
10.1090/mbk/066/02
What is ergodic theory
C. Caramanis (1963)
Emergence in exact natural science
H. Primas (1998)
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0003
The Rise and Fall of British Emergentism
B. McLaughlin (1992)
Oeuvres de Descartes, 12 vols
C Adam (1904)
10.1137/0133008
A Mathematical Foundation for Statistical Neurodynamics
S. Amari (1977)
10.1007/S10670-006-9023-0
Kim’s Supervenience Argument and Nonreductive Physicalism
A. Marras (2007)
10.2307/2090286
The structure of science : problems in the logic of scientific explanation
E. Nagel (1961)
10.2307/2219765
Mental causes and explanation of action
C. Macdonald (1986)
10.1111/j.1475-4975.1979.tb00372.x
Causality, Identity, and Supervenience in the Mind-Body Problem
Jaegwon Kim (1979)
Supervenience, determination, and reduction
J Kim (1985)
Varieties of causal closure
B. Montero (2003)
10.2307/1415213
Mind and its place in nature
D. Drake
10.1023/A:1015786809364
The Supervenience Argument Generalizes
T. Bontly (2002)
10.5840/philstudies19691809
The ‘Mental’ and the ‘Physical’: The Essay and a Postscript
G. Ardley (1969)
10.5840/WCP202000989
Realization and Mental Causation
S. Shoemaker (2000)
Supervenience The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
B Mclaughlin (2008)
10.1063/1.3072788
Mental states as macrostates emerging from brain electrical dynamics.
Carsten Allefeld (2009)
10.1017/CBO9780511625251
Mind, Language and Reality: Philosophical Papers
H. Putnam (1975)
10.1017/CBO9781139149204.007
Collected Essays: ON THE HYPOTHESIS THAT ANIMALS ARE AUTOMATA, AND ITS HISTORY [1874]
T. Huxley (2011)
10.1007/BF00485230
Special sciences (or: The disunity of science as a working hypothesis)
J. Fodor (1974)
10.1017/cbo9780511626302
An Introduction to Symbolic Dynamics and Coding
D. Lind (1995)
10.1111/J.1933-1592.2001.TB00043.X
Mental Causation versus Physical Causation: No Contest
C. Elder (2001)
10.1080/713659524
The Oxford Handbook of Free Will
P. Forrest (2002)
10.1086/288341
On the Conceivability of Mechanism
M. Martin (1971)
10.1111/0029-4624.31.S11.7
Special Sciences: Still Autonomous after All these Years
J. Fodor (1996)
10.1007/BF03210003
Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Empirical and Conceptual Questions
K. Williford (2004)
Ethica Ordine Geometrico demonstrata et in quinque Partes distincta
B Spinoza (1677)
10.1111/0029-4624.31.S11.9
The Mind‐Body Problem: Taking Stock After Forty Years
J. Kim (2008)
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
P. Kleingeld (2006)
10.1007/978-0-387-87870-6_1
On the Notion of Entropy of a Dynamical System
Y. Sinaĭ (2010)
10.1111/1468-0068.00447
Why the Exclusion Problem Seems Intractable, and How, Just Maybe, to Tract It
Karen M. Bennett (2003)
10.1215/00318108-115-1-79
Mental causation without downward causation
J. Gibbons (2006)
Readings in philosophy of psychology
N. Block (1980)
10.1086/392683
Multiple Realizability Revisited: Linking Cognitive and Neural States
W. Bechtel (1999)
10.1086/508109
Patching Physics and Chemistry Together
R. C. Bishop (2005)
10.1093/MIND/107.426.411
Physicalism and overdetermination
S. Sturgeon (1998)



This paper is referenced by
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar