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Presenting an engaging overview of the Churchlands that is accessible to undergraduate philosophy students and general readers, this title-a volume in the Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series--provides a concise introduction to this pertinent topic of philosophical interest. The Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Daniel Kolak of the William Paterson University of New Jersey, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and topics typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have been noted for their exceptional teaching abilities, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534576271
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/17/2003
  • Series: Wadsworth Philosophers Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Folk Psychology
Introduction 1
What is Folk Psychology? 3
Is Folk Psychology a Theory? 6
Conclusion 13
2. Eliminativism
Introduction 17
What is Reduction? 19
Will Folk Psychology Be Eliminated? 23
Sentences and Concepts 30
Successor Theories to Folk Psychology 32
Conclusion 34
3. Neurophilosophy
Introduction 38
The Psychology of Philosophers 43
Two Conceptions of Philosophy 46
The Brain: A Guide for Philosophers 51
Scientism 55
4. Consciousness
Introduction 61
Response to Dennett on Filling In 63
Response to Searle on Computers and Consciousness 65
Response to Jackson on Qualia 71
Response to Nagel on Introspection 73
Response to the 'Quantum Consciousness' Theories 79
Prototype of a Neurobiological Theory of Consciousness 82
Conclusion: The Imaginable and the Unimaginable 86
Bibliography 92
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