Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

by John Heil
     
 

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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
*

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
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Science and Metaphysics

A Look Ahead

Chapter 2. Descartes' Legacy

Cartesian Dualism

Modifying Cartesian Dualism

Non-Cartesian Dualism

Taking Stock

Suggested Reading

Chapter 3. Varieties of

Materialism: Behaviorism and Psycho-physical Identity Behaviorism

The Identity Theory

Taking Stock

Suggested Reading

Chapter 4. Functionalism and the Representational Theory of Mind

The Functionalist Picture

Elements of Functionalism

The

Representational Theory of Mind

The Layered View of the World

"Qualia"

Suggested Reading

Chapter 5. Interpretational Theories of Mind and Eliminativism

Davidson and the Propositional Attitudes

Dennett and the Intentional Stance

Eliminativism

Suggested Reading

Chapter 6. Minds and Their Place in Nature

Metaphysical Background

Applying the View

Denouement

Suggested Reading

(Fred Dretske, Stanford University)

Australian National University)

(E.J. Lowe, University of Durham)

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