Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 33, number 97, abril 2001
Un argumento davidsoniano contra el monismo anómalo
[A Davidsonian Argument against Anomalous Monism]
David Pineda Oliva
Departament de Filologia i Filosofia
Universitat de Girona

Abstract: In this work I offer an argument which shows that Davidson's argument or the claim that mental token events are physical events (Physical Monism) is incompatible with his claim that there are no strict psychophysical or psychological laws (Anomalism of the Mental) and therefore that his well-known position, Anomalous Monism, is untenable. In the final part of the paper, I draw some important lessons from the inconsistence highlighted which I think help to clarify substantially the options available in the metaphysics of mind.
Keywords: action theory, anomalous monism, mind-body problem, psychophysical laws

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