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Philosophy of Mind


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

What is the mind? Is consciousness a process in the brain? How do our minds represent the world? Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on these and other perplexing questions about the nature of the mind. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, the book includes sixty-three selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartes to the leading edge of contemporary debates. Extensive sections cover foundational issues, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of mental content. Three of the selections are published here for the first time, while many other articles have been revised especially for this volume. Each section opens with an introduction by the editor. Philosophy of Mind is suitable for students at all levels and also for general readers.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface ;
1. FOUNDATIONS ;
A. DUALISM ; 1. Meditations on First Philosophy (II and VI) ;
2. Passions of the Soul (Excerpt) ;
3. On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata, and Its History (Excerpt) ;
4. An Unfortunate Dualist ;
B. BEHAVIORISM ;
5. Descartes' Myth ;
6. Psychology in Physical Language (Excerpt) ;
7. Brains and Behavior ;
C. THE IDENTITY THEORY ;
8. Is Consciousness a Brain Process? ;
9. Sensations and Brain Processes ;
10. The "Mental" and the "Physical" (Excerpt) ;
D. FUNCTIONALISM ;
11. The Nature of Mental States ;
12. The Causal Theory of the Mind ;
13. Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications ;
14. Troubles with Functionalism (Excerpt) ;
15. Pseudonormal Vision: An Actual Case of Qualia Inversion? ;
E. OTHER PSYCHOPHYSICAL RELATIONS ;
16. Mechanism and Its Alternatives (Excerpt) ;
17. Mental Events ;
18. Special Sciences ;
19. Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction ;
20. From Supervenience to Superdupervenience: Meeting the Demands of a Material World (Excerpt) ;
21. Finding the Mind in the Natural World ;
F. MENTAL CAUSATION ;
22. The Many Problems of Mental Causation (Excerpt) ;
23. Mental Causation ; 2. CONSCIOUSNESS ; A. GENERAL ;
24. Concepts of Consciousness ;
25. What Is It Like to Be a Bat? ;
26. Quining Qualia ;
27. Consciousness and Its Place in Nature ; B. THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT ;
28. Epiphenomenal Qualia ;
29. What Experience Teaches ;
30. Phenomenal States (Second Version) ;
31. Two Conceptions of the Physical ; C. MODAL ARGUMENTS ;
32. Naming and Necessity (Excerpt) ;
33. Imaginability, Conceivability, Possibility, and the Mind-Body Problem (Excerpt) ;
34. Rigid Designators and Mind-Brain Identity (Excerpt) ; D. THE EXPLANATORY GAP ;
35. Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap ;
36. The Rediscovery of Light ;
37. Conceptual Analysis, Dualism, and the Explanatory Gap ;
38. Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem? ; E. HIGHER-ORDER THOUGHT AND REPRESENTATIONALISM ;
39. Explaining Consciousness ;
40. Conscious Experience ;
41. Sensation and the Content of Experience: A Distinction ;
42. Visual Qualia and Visual Content Revisited ;
43. Introspection and Phenomenal Character ; 3. CONTENT ; A. THE NATURE OF INTENTIONALITY ;
44. The Distinction between Mental and Physical Phenomena (Excerpt) ;
45. "Intentional Inexistence" (Excerpt) ;
46. A Recipe for Thought ;
47. Biosemantics ;
48. Reasoning and Representing ;
49. The Intentionality of Phenomenology and the Phenomenology of Intentionality ; B. PROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDES ;
50. Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (Excerpt) ;
51. Propositional Attitudes ;
52. True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why It Works ;
53. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes ; C. INTERNALISM AND EXTERNALISM ;
54. The Meaning of "Meaning" (Excerpt) ;
55. Individualism and the Mental (Excerpt) ;
56. The Components of Content (Revised Version) ;
57. Anti-individualism and Privileged Access ;
58. What an Anti-individualist Knows A Priori ;
59. The Extended Mind ; 4. MISCELLANEOUS ;
60. Reductionism and Personal Identity ;
61. Freedom and Necessity ;
62. Analogy ;
63. Can Computers Think?

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a splendid introduction to the subject ... offers an attractive, timely alternative to the more empirically engaged perspective of Lycan's Mind and Cognition. Teachers, students, and non-specialists looking for a comprehensive overview of issues in the general philosophy of mind, de-emphasizing empirical concerns, need look no further. Philip Robbins, Philosophical Psychology
EAN: 9780195145816
ISBN: 019514581X
Untertitel: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 690 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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