Mind, Self and Interiority

Mind, Self and Interiority

by Thomas Duddy

ISBN-10: 1859721532

ISBN-13: 9781859721537

Pub. Date: 10/01/1995

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
Avebury Series in Philosophy Ser.
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1The Case Against Privacy4
The private language argument5
Privacy as the mark of the mental10
The epistemology of person-perception13
Descartes without introspection16
Descartes without self-knowledge19
2The Elimination of the Inner Process26
Privileged access: an anti-Cartesian myth27
The infallible self-knower: another anti-Cartesian myth30
The hypothetical other33
Language, self-testimony, and the problem of autonomy37
Self-acquaintance and self-observation41
Behaviourism and the disappearance of introspection46
3The Materialization of Mind53
Qualia: a matter of life and death59
Emergentism: the case for a first-person ontology63
Mind as inner cause67
Privacy, mentality, and incorrigibility71
4The Case Against Folk Psychology75
Science, folk theory, and theoretical folk77
Demons, mental states, and other theoretical entities87
The ineliminability of the subjective view91
Subjectivity as a property of brains97
5The Mechanization of the Inner Life101
A beast-machine for the Chinese room?103
Little philosophical sideshow: 'learned' animals and neural nets108
Functionalism and the machine analogy110
From intentional systems to the tell-tale self113
Systems and wholes: the case for a complex yet unified ego125
6The Declension of Subjectivity132
Reintroducing the first person135
Bodies, minds, and individuation137
Lacan and the imaginary ego146
Foucault and the confessional self151
7The Self Discontinued160
Parfit's bundle theory160
Persons without identity164
The scattered self169
Memory and the forensic concept of identity172
'Me. And me now': a cogitatio for the modernist self178

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