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Philosophy of Mind An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521312507

ISBN-13: 9780521312509

Edition: 1986

Authors: Peter Smith, O. R. Jones

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This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging theory of the mind is compared at each stage with rival historical and contemporary views. In Part III the functionalist approach is further explored in giving…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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Preface
Analytical table of contents
Dualism, for and against
Towards a better theory of the mind
Sensation, thought and freedom
Chronological table
Bibliography
Index