The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

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Overview


The study of the mind has always been one of the main preoccupations of philosophers, and has been a booming area of research in recent decades, with remarkable advances in psychology and neuroscience. Oxford University Press now presents the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the philosophy of mind.
An outstanding international team of contributors offer 45 specially written critical surveys of a wide range of topics relating to the mind. The first two sections cover the place of the mind in the natural world: its ontological status, how it fits into the causal fabric of the universe, and the nature of consciousness. The third section focuses on the much-debated subjects of content and intentionality. The fourth section examines a variety of mental capacities, including memory, imagination, and emotion. The fifth section looks at epistemic issues, in particular regarding knowledge of one's own and other minds. The volume concludes with a section on self, personhood, and agency.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and scholars of philosophy, and also for researchers in neighbouring disciplines seeking a high-level survey of the state of the art in this flourishing field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199596317
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian McLaughlin is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers

Ansgar Beckermann is Professor of Philosophy at University of Bielefeld, Germany

Sven Walter is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Bielefeld, Germany

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Table of Contents

I. The Place of Mind in Nature
1. Mental Causation, Jaegwon Kim
2. The Causal Closure of the Physical and Naturalism, David Papineau
3. Dualism, E. J. Lowe
4. Epiphenomenalism, Sven Walters
5. Anomalous Monism, Julie Yoo
6. Nonreductive Materialsim, Lynne Rudder Baker
7. Functionalism, Robert Van Gulick
8. What Is Property Physicalism?, Ansgar Beckermann
9. What Is the Physical?, Barbara Montero
10. Idealism, Howard Robinson
11. Panpsychism, William Seager
II. The Nature of Consciousness and The Place of Consciousnes in Nature
12. Subjectivity, John Perry
13. Higher-order Theories of Consciousness, David Rosenthal
14. Representationalist Theories of Consciousness, Michael Tye
15. Sensory Qualities, Sensible Qualities, Sensational Qualities, Alex Byrne
16. The Explanatory Gap, Joseph Levine
17. Phenomenal Concepts, Kati Balog
18. The Two-Dimensional Argument Against Materialism, David Chalmers
III. Intentionality and Theories of Mental Content
19. Intentional Systems Theory, Daniel Dennett
20. Wide Content, Frances Egan
21. Narrow Content, Gabriel Segal
22. Information-theoretic Semantics, Fred Dretske
23. Biosemantics, Ruth Millikan
24. A Measurement-theoretic Account of Propositional Attitudes, Robert Matthews
25. The Normativity of the Intentional, Ralph Wedgwood
26. Concepts and Possession Conditions, Christopher Peacocke
27. The Distinction between Conceptual and Nonconceptual Content, Jose Bermudez
28. Intentionalism, Tim Crane
29. The Content of Perceptual Experience, Michelle Montague
30. Phenomenology, Intentionality, and the Unity of the Mind, George Graham, Terence Horgan, and John Tienson
IV. Self, Unity of Consciousness, and Personal Identity
31. Selves, Galen Strawson
32. Unity of Consciousness, Paul Raymont and Andy Brook
33. Personal Identity and Metaphysics, Tamar Gendler
V. Variety of Mental Abilities
34. Imagination, Colin McGinn
35. Thinking, Louise Antony
36. Language and Thought, John Heil
37. Consciousness and Reference, John Campbell
38. Memory, Krista Lawlor
39. Emotions: Motivating Feelings, Jesse Prinz
40. Intention and Intentional Action, Alfred Mele
VI. Epistemic Issues
41. Folk Psychology, Adam Morton
42. Other Minds, Anita Avramides
43. Introspection, Cynthia Macdonald
44. Semantic Externalism and Self-knowledge, Jessica Brown
45. Self-deception, Kent Bach

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