Minds and Bodies: An Introduction with Readings

Minds and Bodies: An Introduction with Readings

by Robert Wilkinson, Wilkinson Rober
     
 

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:
9780415212397
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Philosophy and the Human Situation Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Wilkinson teaches at the Open University in Scotland. His previous publications include Thirty-five Oriental Philosophers (Routledge, 1994).

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