Place of Mind

ISBN-10: 0534528252
ISBN-13: 9780534528256
Edition: 2000
Authors: Brian Cooney
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Book details

List price: $223.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This highly accessible combination of articles with readable and teachable supporting introductions and text enables students to understand assigned readings well enough to be able to come to class ready to ask intelligent questions and engage in critical discussion.

Preface
Introduction: The Place of Mind in a Scientific Universe
Cartesian Dualism
Human Minds and Animal Machines
Second Meditation: The Nature of the Human Mind, and How It Is Better Known Than the Body
Sixth Meditation: The Existence of Material Things, and the Real Distinction Between Mind and Body
To More, 5 February 1649
Review Questions
The Ghost in the Machine
Gilbert Ryle, Descartes' Myth
Review Question
Norman Malcolm, Knowledge of Other Minds
Review Question
The Human Brain
Brian Cooney, Brain Events
Materialism
The Identity Thesis
U. T. Place, Is Consciousness a Brain Process?
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J. J. C. Smart, Sensations and Brain Processes
Review Question
Saul Kripke, The Identity Relation: Selections from Naming and Necessity
Review Question
Eliminative Materialism
Richard Rorty, Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories
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Paul M. Churchland, Eliminative Materialism
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Functionalism
David M. Armstrong, The Nature of Mind
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Jerry A. Fodor, Materialism
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Supervenience
John Haugeland, Ontological Supervenience
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Jaegwom Kim, The Mind-Body Problem: Taking Stock after Forty Years
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Minds and Computers
Introduction
A Harper's Magazine Forum, Our Machines, Ourselves
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Richard B. White, Some Basic Concepts of Computability Theory
Hilary Putnam, The Nature of Mental States
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Jerry A. Fodor, Methodological Solipsism Considered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology
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John R. Searle, Do Minds Compute?
Minds, Brains, and Programs
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Is the Brain a Digital Computer?
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Intentionality
Introduction
Roderick M. Chisholm, Brentano on Descriptive Psychology and the Intentional
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Daniel C. Dennett, Intentional Systems
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Fred Dretske, If You Can't Make One, You Don't Know How It Works
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Consciousness and Qualia
Thomas Nagel, What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
Review Question
Keith Campbell, A Critique of Central-State Materialism
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Frank Jackson, Epiphenomenal Qualia
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Patricia Smith Churchland and Paul M. Churchland, Functionalism, Qualia, and Intentionality
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Colin McGinn, Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?
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David Chalmers, Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness
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Brian Loar, Phenomenal States
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Selves
John Locke, Of Identity and Diversity
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David Hume, Of Personal Identity
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Derek Parfit, Selections from Reasons and Persons
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Thomas Nagel, Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness
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Daniel C. Dennett, Why Everyone Is a Novelist
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Sydney Shoemaker, Self and Substance
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