Minds and Bodies: An Introduction with Readings / Edition 1

Minds and Bodies: An Introduction with Readings / Edition 1

by Robert Wilkinson, Wilkinson Rober
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415212405

ISBN-13: 9780415212403

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Minds and Bodies is a clear introduction to the mind-body problem. It requires no prior philosophical knowledge and is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and philosophy of mind.
Robert Wilkinson carefully introduces the fundamental components of the philosophy of mind: Descartes's dualist account of mind and body; monist views including

Overview

Minds and Bodies is a clear introduction to the mind-body problem. It requires no prior philosophical knowledge and is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and philosophy of mind.
Robert Wilkinson carefully introduces the fundamental components of the philosophy of mind: Descartes's dualist account of mind and body; monist views including eliminativism; computer science and artificial intelligence. Each chapter is linked to a reading from key thinkers in the field, from Descartes to Paul Churchland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212403
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Philosophy and the Human Situation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Dualism; 3. Monism; 4. Artificial Intelligence; 5. Conclusion; Revision Test; Readings; Reading 1 "Meditation I" by Rene Descartes; Reading 2 "Meditation II" by Rene Descartes; Reading 3 "Meditation VI" by Rene Descartes; Reading 4 "The passions of the soul, Pt I, Articles 30; 31;32;34 by Rene Descartes; Reading 5 "Sensations and brain process" by J.J.C. Smart; Reading 6 "The mind-body problem" by Sydney Shoemaker; Reading 7 "Eliminative materialism and the propositional attitudes" by Paul M. Churchland; Reading 8 "Is the brain's mind a computer program?" by John R. Searle; Reading 9 "Consciousness and objective reality" by Thomas Nagel; Answers to revision test; Bibliography; Index

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