is the view that MentalEvent
s and PhysicalEvent
s are both to be reduced (see ReducTion
) to aspects of some neutral stuff, which stuff considered by itself is neither physical nor mental. Neutral monism was introduced by the great 17th-century Jewish-Dutch philosopher, BaruchSpinoza?
, and a version of it was recently revived by a very prominent American philosopher, DonaldDavidson?