Jaegwon Kim

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American philosopher

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Jaegwon Kim was one of the most influential philosophers during his lifetime. His work has had a profound impact on a wide range of fields, including philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophy of science. Kim was also a highly respected thinker within the Korean philosophical tradition.

Quick Facts About Jaegwon Kim

  1. Jaegwon Kim was a South Korean-born American philosopher.
  2. Kim was the William Percy and Wilma C. Wachtell Professor in the Philosophy Department at Brown University.
  3. Kim’s work focuses primarily on issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics.
  4. Kim has been influential in the development of what is often referred to as “non-reductive physicalism.”
  5. Kim was also a prominent critic of what he called “Cartesian dualism.”
  6. Kim’s work has been translated into several languages, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and French.
  7. Kim was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

More Information About Jaegwon Kim

According to Wikipedia, Jaegwon Kim was a Korean-American philosopher. At the time of his death, Kim was an emeritus professor of philosophy at Brown University. He also taught at several other leading American universities during his lifetime, including the University of Michigan, Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, and Swarthmore College. He is best known for his work on mental causation, the mind-body problem and the metaphysics of supervenience and events. Key themes in his work include: a rejection of Cartesian metaphysics, the limitations of strict psychophysical identity, supervenience, and the individuation of events. Kim's work on these and other contemporary metaphysical and epistemological issues is well represented by the papers collected in Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays .

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