Two forms of causality in biological and psychological processes

Derek Bolton and Jonathan Hill

in Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder

Second edition

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Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780198515609
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754296 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Two forms of causality in biological and psychological processes

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In this chapter we have sought to lay the foundations for the argument that intentional and non-intentional causal processes occur throughout biological systems, including those involved in human psychological functioning. Our purpose has been to state and in some degree demonstrate the differences between the two, and to anticipate ways in which this analysis will provide an account that is biological and psychological, of order and disorder in the mind.

Chapter.  10160 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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