My current research interests are in metaphilosophy and the philosophy of mind and action. The metaphilosophical issue with which I am concerned is that of the relationship between philosophy and science and whether philosophy is an autonomous discipline with its own method and subject matter. My meta-philosophical views have led me to defend a particular position in the philosophy of mind, according to which the question “how is mental causation possible?” should be construed not in metaphysical terms, as asking “how can the mind fit in the natural world?” but in conceptual terms as asking: “what are actions?” and “under what conditions is a…

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