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Mental Causation

  • By: Thomas Kroedel
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Mental causation is the causation of physical effects by mental causes. The paradigm case of mental causation is the causation of someone's bodily movement by a mental state or event of hers. The belief that mental causation exists is deeply rooted ...