Lowe's argument for dualism from mental causation
- ISSN: 00483893
- DOI: 10.1007/BF02652658
E. J. Lowe has argued for dualism by trying to show that decisions are not only not identical with physical properties, but not even grounded on them nor reducible to them. His argument does not warrant the conclusion. First, psychological evidence suggests that the scenario on which Lowe bases his case does not fit real human actions. Second, the scenario is compatible with the hypothesis that decisions are naturally determined by the brain, in the same sense in which macroscopic physical properties of complex objects are determined by their parts.