Jaegwon Kim

American philosopher

1934   -   2019

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Dartmouth College, Princeton University
occupation: philosopher, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Kyung-Ahm Prize
influenced by: Carl Gustav Hempel

Jaegwon Kim (born September 12, 1934 - died November 27, 2019) was a Korean-American philosopher who was an emeritus professor at Brown University, but who also taught at several other leading American universities. 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 (1993).
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