As naturalism continues to dominate academia it naturally flows into philosophy of mind. Physicalist theories of mind reduce the mind to only what is material. Philosophers like Jaegwon Kim and Daniel Dennett present forceful arguments against mental states of mind holding causal power at all. This paper will critique arguments from Kim and Dennett regarding physicalist theories of mind and show that the philosopher who does not hold to a naturalist worldview need not be frightened by arguments like Kim or Dennett's.
"Where Do We Go from Here? An Analysis and Critique of the Current Physicalist Theories of Mind,"
Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/lujpr/vol5/iss1/2