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First published in 1990, Mind and Cognition: An Anthology is now firmly established as a popular teaching apparatus for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mind.

  • Brings together the most important classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of mind and cognition
  • Completely revised and updated throughout, in response to feedback from teachers in the field
  • Now includes 20 new readings
  • Each updated part opens with a brief, synoptic introduction to the individual field and a comprehensive further reading list
  • Each section also includes three to four of the most influential papers that have been written in the philosophy of mind over the last 40 years
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Since it appeared almost 20 years ago, Mind andCognition has been the premiere anthology in contemporaryphilosophy of mind. This judiciously updated edition secures itsposition for the foreseeable future.”
Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona

“An enormously useful collection, including representativearticles not only on the multitude of positions before and afterthe ‘cognitive revolution’, but also on topics such asthe emotions, animal minds and distinctively perceptual contentthat have only recently begun to receive the attention theydeserve. An ideal text for both introductory and graduate study ofthe many topics.”
Georges Rey, University of Maryland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405157858
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 894
  • Sales rank: 472,550
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.82 (d)

Meet the Author

William G. Lycan is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has publishedwidely in the field of philosophy of mind and language. Hispublications include Consciousness (1987), Judgement andJustification (1988), and Consciousness and Experience(1996).

Jesse J. Prinz is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He works primarily inthe philosophy of mind and cognitive science. His books includeFurnishing the Mind: Concepts and Their Perceptual Basis(2002), Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion(2004), and The Emotional Construction of Morals (2007).

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.


Part I: Ontology: The Identity Theory andFunctionalism:.



1. Excerpt from About Behaviorism: B. F. Skinner.

The Identity Theory and Machine Functionalism.

2. Is Consciousness a Brain Process?: U. T. Place.

Causal and Functionalist Views.

3. The Causal Theory of Mind: D. M. Armstrong.

4. The Nature of Mental States: Hilary Putnam.

5. Troubles with Functionalism (excerpt): Ned Block.

Anomalous Monism.

6. Mental Events: Donald Davidson.

Homuncular and Teleological Functionalism.

7. The Continuity of Levels of Nature: William G. Lycan.

Part II: Intentionality:.



8. Information and Representation: Jerry A. Fodor.

9. Biosemantics: Ruth Garrett Millikan.

10. A Guide to Naturalizing Semantics (excerpt): BarryLoewer.

Other Approaches to Intentionality.

11. Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality: RobertBrandom.

Part III: The Computational Theory of Mind and ArtificialIntelligence.


The Language of Thought and Computationalism.

12. Why There Has to Be and How There Could Be a PrivateLanguage: Jerry A. Fodor.

13. Which Language Do We Think With?: Peter Carruthers.

Artificial Intelligence.

14. Semantic Engines: An Introduction to Mind Design: JohnHaugeland.

15. Can Computers Think?: John R. Searle.

Part IV: Eliminativism, Neurophilosophy, andAnti-Representationalism.



16. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes:Paul M. Churchland.


17. Neural Representation and Neural Computation: Patricia SmithChurchland and Terrence Sejnowski.

18. Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture (excerpt): Jerry A.Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn.

Dynamical Systems Theory and Robotics.

19. What Might Cognition Be, If Not Computation?: Tim VanGelder.

20. Intelligence Without Representation: Rodney A. Brooks.

Part V: Instrumentalism and Folk Psychology.



21. True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why it Works:Daniel C. Dennett.

22. Dennett on Intentional Systems: Stephen P. Stich.

23. Real Patterns: Daniel C. Dennett.

Simulationism and the Theory Theory.

24. Folk Psychology as Simulation: Robert M. Gordon.

25. Folk Psychology: Simulation or Tacit Theory? (excerpt):Stephen P. Stich and Shaun Nichols.

Part VI: Mental Causation, Externalism, andSelf-Knowledge.


For and Against Folk Psychology.

26. Autonomous Psychology and the Belief—Desire Thesis: StephenP. Stich.

27. Folk Psychology is Here to Stay: Terence Horgan and JamesWoodward.

Supervenient Causation.

28. Mental Causation: Jaegwon Kim.

29. Type Epiphenomenalism, Type Dualism, and the Causal Priorityof the Physical: Brian P. McLaughlin.

For and Against Externalism.

30. Individualism and Supervenience: Jerry A. Fodor.

31. The Argument from Causal Powers: Robert A. Wilson.

32. Reference, Causal Powers, Externalist Intuitions, andUnicorns: Gabriel M. A. Segal.


33. Knowing One’s Own Mind: Donald Davidson.

34. Externalism and Inference: Paul A. Boghossian.

Radical Externalism.

35. The Extended Mind: Andy Clark and David J. Chalmers.

Part VII: Consciousness, Qualia, and Subjectivity.


What Is Consciousness?.

36. How Not to Find the Neural Correlate of Consciousness: NedBlock.

37. What Should We Expect from a Theory of Consciousness?:Patricia S. Churchland.

38. Consciousness and its Place in Nature (excerpt): David J.Chalmers.

Conscious Awareness.

39. A Theory of Consciousness (excerpt): David M. Rosenthal.

40. The Superiority of HOP to HOT: William G. Lycan.

41. Perception without Awareness: Fred Dretske.

What It’s Like.

42. Epiphenomenal Qualia: Frank Jackson.

43. Understanding the Phenomenal Mind: Are We All JustArmadillos?: Robert Van Gulick.


44. The Intrinsic Quality of Experience: Gilbert Harman.

45. Sensation and the Content of Experience: ChristopherPeacocke.

46. Blurry Images, Double Vision, and Other Oddities: MichaelTye.

Part VIII: Perceptual Content.


47. Simple Seeing: Fred Dretske.

48. Excerpts from The Varieties of Reference: Gareth Evans.

49. Non-conceptual Content: John McDowell.

50. Experience Without the Head: Alva Noë.

Part IX: Animal Minds.


51. Rational Animals: Donald Davidson.

52. The Problem of Simple Minds: Is There Anything it is Like tobe a Honey Bee?: Michael Tye.

53. Why the Question of Animal Consciousness Might Not MatterVery Much: Peter Carruthers.

Part X: Emotion.


54. Emotions and Choice: Robert C. Solomon.

55. Embodied Emotions: Jesse Prinz.

56. Is Emotion a Natural Kind?: Paul E. Griffiths.


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