Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

by John Heil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415283566

ISBN-13: 9780415283564

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible survey of main themes, positions and debates in philosophy of mind. John Heil introduces and discusses the major topics in succinct, user-friendly, self-contained chapters:

* Cartesian dualism
* Descartes's legacy
* non-Cartesian dualism
* behaviorism
*

…  See more details below

Overview

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible survey of main themes, positions and debates in philosophy of mind. John Heil introduces and discusses the major topics in succinct, user-friendly, self-contained chapters:

* Cartesian dualism
* Descartes's legacy
* non-Cartesian dualism
* behaviorism
* the identity theory
* functionalism
* the representational theory of mind
* qualia
* radical interpretation
* the intentional stance
* eliminativism
* property dualism
* mind and metaphysics
* the mind's place in nature

This revised and updated edition includes expanded chapters on eliminativism, qualia, and the representational theory of mind, and an entirely new chapter on property dualism. There are annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, updated to include recent material and internet resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415283564
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,028,804
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Science and metaphysics6
A look ahead8
Ch. 2Descartes's legacy13
Cartesian dualism16
Modifying Cartesian dualism26
Non-Cartesian dualism40
Taking stock47
Ch. 3Varieties of materialism: Behaviorism and psychophysical identity51
Behaviorism54
The identity theory71
Taking stock84
Ch. 4Functionalism and the Representational Theory of Mind87
The functionalist picture90
Elements of functionalism95
The Representational Theory of Mind104
The layered view of the world114
"Qualia"121
Ch. 5Interpretational theories of mind and eliminativism129
Davidson and the propositional attitudes132
Dennett and the intentional stance154
Eliminativism168
Ch. 6Minds and their place in nature173
Metaphysical background176
Applying the view197
Denouement219
Bibliography227
Index233

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >