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Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind
     

Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind

by Mel Thompson
 

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From Plato's cave to Dennett's emergent systems, Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind explores more than two millennia of thought on the knottiest of all philosophical questions. What is the mind? Is it a function of language, a neuropsychological artifact, or a metaphysical essence? Will machines ever be conscious? Is free will just an illusion? Beginning

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From Plato's cave to Dennett's emergent systems, Teach Yourself Philosophy of Mind explores more than two millennia of thought on the knottiest of all philosophical questions. What is the mind? Is it a function of language, a neuropsychological artifact, or a metaphysical essence? Will machines ever be conscious? Is free will just an illusion? Beginning with the pre-Socratics and moving up through the latest in cognitive science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence, this book explores major thinking on consciousness, memory, creativity, and other major concepts in the philosophy of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071429870
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/22/2004
Series:
Teach Yourself: Philosophy & Religion Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mel Thompson is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.

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