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Philosophy of Mind and Cognition An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1405133244

ISBN-13: 9781405133241

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson

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Useful for teachers and students, this work brings together the developments in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. It includes a section on Descartes' famous objection to materialism; coverage of the view that psychology is autonomous; extended treatment of connectionism; and more.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.05" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
From Dualism to Common-sense Functionalism
The Flight from Dualism
The Issue Between Dualism and Materialism
Supervenience
Possible Worlds: An Introduction
Annotated Reading
Behaviourism and Beyond
The Case for Behaviourism
Methodological and Revisionary Behaviourism
Problems for Behaviourism
The Path to Functionalism via a Causal Theory
The Causal Theory of Mind
Annotated Reading
Common-sense Functionalism
Multiple Realizability
Common-sense Functionalism Expounded
Interconnections without Circularity
Behaviour Characterized in Terms of Environmental Impact
What Does Common Sense Say about the Mind?
Annotated Reading
Rivals and Objections
Theory of Reference
The Description Theory of Reference
The Causal Theory
The Necessary A Posteriori
Annotated Reading
Empirical Functionalisms
Common-sense Functional Roles as a Reference-fixing Device
Chauvinism and Empirical Functionalism
Annotated Reading
The Identity Theory
The Identity Theory and Functionalism
Some Early Objections to the Identity Theory
Token-Token versus Type-Type Identity Theories
Essentialism about Psychological States
Annotated Reading
Four Challenges to Functionalism
The China Brain
The Chinese Room
Blockhead
The Zombie Objection
Annotated Reading
Phenomenal Qualities and Consciousness
The Question of Qualia
Consciousness
Representationalism and Perceptual Experience
Annotated Reading
Instrumentalism and Interpretationism
Instrumentalism
Interpretationism
Annotated Reading
About Content
The Language of Thought
The Language of Thought Hypothesis
The Map Alternative
Annotated Reading
Content
What is the Problem of Content?
The Map Theory
The Internal Sentence Theory
Problems for the Map-system Theory
Problems and Questions for the Internal Sentence Theory
Annotated Reading
Connectionism
Connectionism and the Map-system Theory
Annotated Reading
Broad and Narrow Content
Narrow Content
Broad Content
Deflationism about Broad Content versus Scepticism about Narrow Content
Annotated Reading
Explaining Behaviour: Eliminativism and Realism
Eliminative Materialism
The Case for Eliminativism
The Functionalist Reply to Eliminativism
Natural Kinds and Scientific Reductions
Annotated Reading
Psychological Explanation and Common-sense Functionalism
Three Questions for Common-sense Functionalism
Annotated Reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index