Mind and Brain A Dialogue on the Mind-Body Problem
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Description: Provides a clear and compelling overview of the mind-body problem suitable for both introductory students and those who have some background in the philosophy of mind. Topics include immortality; materlialism; Descartes's 'Divisibility Argument' for dualism; the Argument from introspection'; the problems with dualism; the interaction between mind and brain; parallelism; the 'type/token' distinction within materialism; recent arguments against materialism and its ability to explain consciousness; the epistemological problem of other minds; the nature of inductive knowledge; and the 'Inverted Spectrum Argument.' Also included are a list of study questions designed to enhance classroom discussion and to serve as a resource for the development of paper topics, and an index of key terms.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/1996
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Rocco J. Gennaro is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Southern Indiana.