This paper argues that the exclusion problem for mental causation can be solved by a variant of non-reductive physicalism that takes the mental not merely to supervene on, but to be grounded in, the physical. A grounding relation between events can be used to establish a principle that links the causal relations of grounded events to those of grounding events. Given this principle, mental events and their physical grounds either do not count as overdetermining physical effects, or they do so in a way that is not objectionable.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Synthese <Dordrecht> : an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jul 2016|