The Character of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind / Edition 2

The Character of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind / Edition 2

by Colin McGinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198752083

ISBN-13: 9780198752080

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Character of Mind provides a sweeping and accessible general introduction to the philosophy of mind. Colin McGinn covers all of the main topics—the mind-body problem, the nature of acquaintance, the relation between thought and language, agency, and the self.In particular, McGinn addresses the issue of consciousness, and the difficulty of combining the two

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The Character of Mind provides a sweeping and accessible general introduction to the philosophy of mind. Colin McGinn covers all of the main topics—the mind-body problem, the nature of acquaintance, the relation between thought and language, agency, and the self.In particular, McGinn addresses the issue of consciousness, and the difficulty of combining the two very different perspectives on the mind that arise from introspection and from the observation of other people. This second edition has been updated with three new cutting-edge chapters on consciousness, content, and cognitive science to make it the reader of choice on this vital topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198752080
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

1. Mental Phenomena
2. Mind and Body
3. Consciousness
4. Acquaintance with Things
5. Content
6. Thought and Language
7. Cognitive Science
8. Action
9. The Self
Epilogue: The Place of the Philosophy of Mind
Further Reading
Index

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