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Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind
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Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind: How Hylomorphism Solves the Mind-Body Problem

William Jaworski

Abstract

Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind is the first book to show how hylomorphism can be used to solve mind-body problems—persistent problems understanding how thought, feeling, perception, and other mental phenomena fit into the physical world described by our best science. Hylomorphism claims that structure is a basic ontological and explanatory principle. Some individuals, paradigmatically living things, consist of materials that are structured or organized in various ways. Those structures are responsible for individuals being the kinds of things they are, and having the kinds of powers or ... More

Keywords: hylomorphism, mind, body, powers, tropes, physicalism, consciousness, embodiment, supervenience, emergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749561
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749561.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Jaworski, author
Fordham University