The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

This is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the state of the art in philosophy of mind, a flourishing area of research.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

Author: Brian McLaughlin

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0199262616

Page: 815

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The study of the mind has always been one of the main preoccupations of philosophers, and has been a booming area of research in recent decades, with remarkable advances in psychology and neuroscience. Oxford University Press now presents the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the philosophy of mind. An outstanding international team of contributors offer 45 specially written critical surveys of a wide range of topics relating to the mind. The first two sections cover the place of the mind in the natural world: its ontological status, how it fits into the causal fabric of the universe, and the nature of consciousness. The third section focuses on the much-debated subjects of content and intentionality. The fourth section examines a variety of mental capacities, including memory, imagination, and emotion. The fifth section looks at epistemic issues, in particular regarding knowledge of one's own and other minds. The volume concludes with a section on self, personhood, and agency. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and scholars of philosophy, and also for researchers in neighbouring disciplines seeking a high-level survey of the state of the art in this flourishing field.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

In this 2000 book Jonathan Lowe offers a lucid and wide-ranging introduction to the philosophy of mind.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Author: E. J. Lowe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780521652858

Page: 318

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In this 2000 book Jonathan Lowe offers a lucid and wide-ranging introduction to the philosophy of mind. Using a problem-centred approach designed to stimulate as well as instruct, he begins with a general examination of the mind-body problem and moves on to detailed examination of more specific philosophical issues concerning sensation, perception, thought and language, rationality, artificial intelligence, action, personal identity and self-knowledge. His discussion is notably broad in scope, and distinctive in giving equal attention to deep metaphysical questions concerning the mind and to the discoveries and theories of modern scientific psychology. It will be of interest to any reader with a basic grounding in modern philosophy.

Philosophy of Mind

The book is intended as a reader-friendly introduction to issues in the philosophy of mind, including mental-physical causal interaction, computational models of thought, the relation minds bear to brains, and assorted -isms: behaviorism, ...

Philosophy of Mind

Author: John Heil

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781138581012

Page: 264

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The book is intended as a reader-friendly introduction to issues in the philosophy of mind, including mental-physical causal interaction, computational models of thought, the relation minds bear to brains, and assorted -isms: behaviorism, dualism, eliminativism, emergentism, functionalism, materialism, neutral monism, and panpsychism. The Fourth Edition reintroduces a chapter on Donald Davidson and a discussion of 'Non-Cartesian Dualism', along with a wholly new chapter on emergence and panpsychism. A concluding chapter draws together material in earlier chapters and offers what the author regards as a plausible account of the mind's place in nature. Suggested readings at the conclusion of each chapter have been updated, with a focus on accessible, non-technical material. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Includes a new chapter, 'Emergence and Panpsychism' (Chapter 13), reflecting growing interest in these areas Reintroduces and updates a chapter on Donald Davidson, 'Radical Interpretation' (Chapter 8), which was excised from the previous edition Updates 'Descartes' Legacy' (Chapter 3) to include a discussion of E. J. Lowe's arresting 'Non-Cartesian Dualism', also removed from the previous edition Includes a highly revised final chapter, which draws together much of the previous material and sketches a plausible account of the mind's place in nature Updated 'Suggested Reading' lists at the end of each chapter

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine.

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind

Author: T. Horgan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792314820

Page: 472

View: 285

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and to computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. One of the most, if not the most, exciting developments within cognitive science has been the emergence of connectionism as an alternative to the computational conception of the mind that tends to dominate the discipline. In this volume, John Tienson and Terence Horgan have brought together a fine collection of stimulating studies on connectionism and its significance. As the Introduction explains, the most pressing questions concern whether or not connectionism can provide a new conception of the nature of mentality. By focusing on the similarities and differences between connectionism and other approaches to cognitive science, the chapters of this book supply valuable resources that advance our understanding of these difficult issues. J.H.F.

The Philosophy of Mind

A clear and accessible introduction to the philosophy of mind, ideal for use on undergraduate courses.

The Philosophy of Mind

Author: Dale Jacquette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826499171

Page: 307

View: 165

A clear and accessible introduction to the philosophy of mind, ideal for use on undergraduate courses.

On the Philosophy of Mind

With this series, students of philosophy will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and themes typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy ...

On the Philosophy of Mind

Author: Barbara Montero

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 141

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ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND is filled with thought experiments as well as more concrete philosophical problems that arise in actual experiments in neuroscience and psychiatry. Not assuming any background in philosophy, the book is accessible to beginning students, but simultaneously, Montero's unique approach will prove thought provoking for students with prior background in the subject too. THE WADSWORTH PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS SERIES presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series, students of philosophy will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and themes typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing.

The Philosophy of Mind

The only sourcebook of primary readings in philosophy of mind offering in-depth coverage of both historical works and contemporary controversies, from Aristotle, Descartes, and Ryle to Noam Chomsky, Frank Jackson, and Saul Kripke.

The Philosophy of Mind

Author: Brian Beakley

Publisher: Bradford Books

ISBN:

Page: 1055

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The only sourcebook of primary readings in philosophy of mind offering in-depth coverage of both historical works and contemporary controversies, from Aristotle, Descartes, and Ryle to Noam Chomsky, Frank Jackson, and Saul Kripke.

Elements of Mind

Elements of Mind provides a unique introduction to the main problems and debates in contemporary philosophy of mind.

Elements of Mind

Author: Tim Crane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192892973

Page: 181

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'... an immensely well-informed an up-to-date discussion... Replete with controversial and original insights, it is sure to stimulate the interest of students and specialists alike.' THESThis book provides an accessible lively introduction to the main problems and debates in contemporary philosophy of mind. Tim Crane proposes an original and unified theory of all the phenomena of mind, and, in the light of his theory, examines the central problems of the philosophy of mind: the mind-body problem, the problem of intentionality, the problem of consciousness, and the problem of perception.

Philosophy of Mind

This comprehensive collection has 79 selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartes and Avicenna to the leading edge of contemporary debates.

Philosophy of Mind

Author: David J. Chalmers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190640859

Page: 816

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Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on the perplexing questions about the nature of the mind. The most comprehensive and best-selling collection of its kind, the book includes selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartes to the leading edge of contemporary debates. Extensive sections cover foundational issues, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of mental content. Three of the selections are published for the first time, while many other articles have been revised especially for this volume. Each section opens with an introduction by the editor.

Mind in Action

Discusses the philosophical concept of personality, and looks at emotions, jealousy, adaptivity, the fear of death, moral myths, virtue, and imagination

Mind in Action

Author: Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN:

Page: 378

View: 279

Discusses the philosophical concept of personality, and looks at emotions, jealousy, adaptivity, the fear of death, moral myths, virtue, and imagination

Gray Matters Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Gray Matters is a thorough examination of the main topics in recent philosophy of mind.

Gray Matters  Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Author: Sanford Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317469402

Page: 318

View: 810

Gray Matters is a thorough examination of the main topics in recent philosophy of mind. It aims at surveying a broad range of issues, not all of which can be subsumed under one position or one philosopher's theory. In this way, the authors avoid neglecting interesting issues out of allegiance to a given theory of mind.

The Conscious Mind

Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.

The Conscious Mind

Author: David J. Chalmers

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0195117891

Page: 414

View: 223

Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.

Philosophy of Mind

This edition also includes two new chapters on the nature of consciousness and the status of consciousness. Throughout the text, author Jaegwon Kim allows readers to come to their own terms with the central problems of the mind.

Philosophy of Mind

Author: Jaegwon Kim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813345200

Page: 384

View: 193

The philosophy of mind has long been part of the core philosophy curriculum, and this book is the classic, comprehensive survey of the subject. Designed as an introduction to the field for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, Philosophy of Mind focuses on the mind–body problem and related issues, some touching on the status of psychology and cognitive science. The third edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to reflect developments of the past decade, and it is the only text of its kind that provides a serious and respectful treatment of substance dualism. This edition also includes two new chapters on the nature of consciousness and the status of consciousness. Throughout the text, author Jaegwon Kim allows readers to come to their own terms with the central problems of the mind. At the same time, Kim's emerging views are on display and serve to move the discussion forward. Comprehensive, clear, and fair, Philosophy of Mind is a model of philosophical exposition and a significant contribution to the field.

Mind Matter and Nature

The book nevertheless holds the arguments discussed to rigorous standards and is conversant with recent literature, thus making it useful as well to more advanced students and professionals interested in a resource on Thomistic hylomorphism ...

Mind  Matter  and Nature

Author: James D. Madden

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 9780813221410

Page: 336

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Written for students, Mind, Matter, and Nature presumes no prior philosophical training on the part of the reader. The book nevertheless holds the arguments discussed to rigorous standards and is conversant with recent literature, thus making it useful as well to more advanced students and professionals interested in a resource on Thomistic hylomorphism in the philosophy of mind.

Philosophy of Mind

This engaging and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy of mind covers all the central questions regarding the mind.

Philosophy of Mind

Author: Stephen Burwood

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773518261

Page: 223

View: 852

This engaging and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy of mind covers all the central questions regarding the mind. Taking a novel approach for an introductory text, authors Paul Gilbert, Kathleen Lennon, and Steve Burwood argue that the dominant theories are based on flawed Cartesian assumptions and presuppositions about the nature of mind and body. Beginning with an examination of the Cartesian roots of contemporary philosophy of mind and rationality, the authors show that, despite rejecting mind-body dualism in favour of materialism, most recent philosophies of mind are still Cartesian -- they share a Cartesian conception of the body while adopting a reductionist approach to the mind. Providing a welcome alternative to texts such as Churchland's Matter and Consciousness, the authors develop an alternative position called "perspectivalism," which is based on a metaphysics of the body characterized intentionally and combines elements of both Anglo-American and Continental traditions.

Philosophy of Mind in the Nineteenth Century

The nineteenth century also challenged many prevailing assumptions about the transparency of the mind, particularly in the ideas of Nietzsche and Freud, whilst at the same time witnessing the birth of modern psychology in the work of ...

Philosophy of Mind in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Sandra Lapointe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429019424

Page: 278

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Between the publication of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and Husserl’s Ideas in 1913, the nineteenth century was a pivotal period in the philosophy of mind, witnessing the emergence of the phenomenological and analytical traditions that continue to shape philosophical debate in fundamental ways. The nineteenth century also challenged many prevailing assumptions about the transparency of the mind, particularly in the ideas of Nietzsche and Freud, whilst at the same time witnessing the birth of modern psychology in the work of William James. Covering the main figures of German idealism to the birth of the phenomenological movement under Brentano and Husserl, Philosophy of Mind in the Nineteenth Century provides an outstanding survey to these new directions in philosophy of mind. Following an introduction by Sandra Lapointe, fourteen specially commissioned chapters by an international team of contributors discuss key topics, thinkers, and debates, including: German idealism, Bolzano, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Ernst Mach, Helmholtz, Nietzsche, William James, Sigmund Freud, Brentano’s early philosophy of mind, Meinong, Christian von Ehrenfels, Husserl, and Natorp. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind, continental philosophy, and the history of philosophy, Philosophy of Mind in the Nineteenth Century is also a valuable resource for those in related disciplines such as psychology, religion, and literature.

Mind Brain and Free Will

Richard Swinburne presents a powerful case for substance dualism and libertarian free will.

Mind  Brain  and Free Will

Author: Richard Swinburne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199662576

Page: 242

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Richard Swinburne presents a powerful case for substance dualism and libertarian free will. He argues that pure mental and physical events are distinct, and defends an account of agent causation in which the soul can act independently of bodily causes. We are responsible for our actions, and the findings of neuroscience cannot prove otherwise.

Minds Brains and Science

Six lectures discuss the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, the workings of the brain, the mental aspect of human action, prediction of human behavior, and free will

Minds  Brains  and Science

Author: John R. Searle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674576339

Page: 107

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Six lectures discuss the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, the workings of the brain, the mental aspect of human action, prediction of human behavior, and free will