Philosophy of Mind A Guide and Anthology

ISBN-10: 0199253838
ISBN-13: 9780199253838
Edition: 2003
Authors: John Heil
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Book details

List price: $96.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 932
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.904

Edited by a renowned scholar in the field, this anthology provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the philosophy of mind. Featuring an extensive and varied collection of fifty classical and contemporary readings, it also offers substantial section introductions--which set the extracts in context and guide readers through them--discussion questions, and guides to further reading. Ideal for undergraduate courses, the book is organized into twelve sections, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses.

General Introduction
Historical BackgroundIntroduction
Plato: Extract from Phaedo
Aristotle: Extract from De Anima
Descartes: Extract from Meditations II and VI
Extract from An Essay Concerening Human Understanding
Extract from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding2 Behaviorism and Mind-Brain IdentityIntroduction
The Logical Analysis of Psychology
Brains and Behaviour
Mind and Body
Sensations and Brain Processes
Naming and Necessity3 Artificial IntelligenceIntroduction
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Minds, Brains, and Programs
Escaping from the Chinese Room
The Mind as Software in the Brain4 FunctionalismIntroduction
An Argument for the Identity Theory
The Mind-Body Problem
Psychological Predicates
What is Functionalism5 InterpretationismIntroduction
Radical Interpretation
Three Kinds of Intentional Psychology
Thought and Talk
Replication and Functionalism
Autonomous Psychology and the Belief-Desire Thesis
Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes
The Threat of Cognitive Suicide6 Externalism and Mental ContentIntroduction
Individualism and the Mental
Brains in Vats
Are We Brains in a Vat? Top Philosopher Says, "No"!
Mental Content7 Subjectivity and Self-KnowledgeIntroduction
What is it Like to be a Bat?
Could Love be Like a Heatwave?
Knowing One's Own Mind
Individualism and Self-Knowledge
Anti-Individualism and the Privileged Access8 ConsciousnessIntroduction
What is Consciousness?
Facing up to the Problem of Consciousness
The Intrinsic Quality of Experience
Precis of Ten Problems of Consciousness
Is Experiencing Just Representing?9 ReductionIntroduction
Mental Events
Extract from The Irreducibility of Consciousness
The Metaphysics of Irreducibility
Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction10 Is the Mind-Body Problem Solvable?Introduction
Epiphenomenal Qualia
Materialism and Qualia
Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?
Challenges to Contemporary MaterialismIntroduction
The Succinct Case for Idealism
Difficulties with Physicalism and a Programme for Dualists
Non-Cartesian Dualism
Remarks on the Mind-Body Question

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