The Philosophy of Mind: Classical Problems/Contemporary Issues / Edition 2

The Philosophy of Mind: Classical Problems/Contemporary Issues / Edition 2

by Brian Beakley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262025930

ISBN-13: 9780262025935

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

Bringing together the best classical and contemporary writings in the philosophy of mind and organized by topic, this anthology allows readers to follow the development of thinking in five broad problem areas - the mind / body problem, mental causation, associationism / connectionism, mental imagery, and innate ideas - over 2500 years of philosophy.  See more details below

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Bringing together the best classical and contemporary writings in the philosophy of mind and organized by topic, this anthology allows readers to follow the development of thinking in five broad problem areas - the mind / body problem, mental causation, associationism / connectionism, mental imagery, and innate ideas - over 2500 years of philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025935
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
1080
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Sources and Acknowledgments
Pt. IThe Mind/Body Problem
Introduction3
Ch. 1From Metaphysics, book 7, and On the Soul, book 27
Ch. 2Of Sense11
Ch. 3From Meditations II and VI and from Reply to Objections II13
Ch. 4From The Principles of Human Knowledge15
Ch. 5Of the Laws of Mind19
Ch. 6Descartes' Myth23
Ch. 7Is Consciousness a Brain Process?33
Ch. 8From "Identity and Necessity"41
Ch. 9From Language and Problems of Knowledge47
Ch. 10The Nature of Mental States51
Ch. 11Reductionism and Antireductionism in Functionalist Theories of Mind59
Ch. 12Troubles with Functionalism69
Ch. 13Philosophy and Our Mental Life91
Pt. IIMental Causation
Introduction103
Ch. 14From The Phaedo107
Ch. 15From Passions of the Soul109
Ch. 16From "The Union of Soul and Body"115
Ch. 17The Nature and Communication of Substances119
Ch. 18The Third Antinomy123
Ch. 19On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata133
Ch. 20Mental Events137
Ch. 21Making Mind Matter More151
Pt. IIIMental Imagery
Introduction169
Ch. 22That the Soul Never Thinks without an Image173
Ch. 23Of Imagination175
Ch. 24From Meditation VI and from Objection IV and Reply179
Ch. 25Of the Ideas of the Memory and Imagination181
Ch. 26Imagination183
Ch. 27The Modern Psychology of Thinking193
Ch. 28Image in Behavior199
Ch. 29"The Theory of Special Status Pictures" and "Imagining"203
Ch. 30The Nature of Images and the Introspective Trap211
Ch. 31Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects217
Ch. 32Scanning Visual Mental Images: The First Phase of the Debate223
Ch. 33Tacit Knowledge and "Mental Scanning"229
Ch. 34Demand Characteristics?: The Second Phase of the Debate241
Pt. IVAssociationism/Connectionism
Introduction245
Ch. 35Of the Consequence or Train of Imaginations247
Ch. 36Of the Association of Ideas251
Ch. 37Of the Connection or Association of Ideas255
Ch. 38The Principal Investigations of Psychology Characterised257
Ch. 39The Elementary Law of Association261
Ch. 40The Appeal of Parallel Distributed Processing269
Ch. 41Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture: A Critical Analysis289
Ch. 42The Constituent Structure of Connectionist Mental States: A Reply to Fodor and Pylyshyn325
Ch. 43One AI or Many?345
Pt. VInnate Ideas
Introduction355
Ch. 44From The Meno357
Ch. 45From "Comments on a Certain Broadsheet"365
Ch. 46No Innate Principles in the Mind367
Ch. 47The Psychogenesis of Knowledge and Its Epistemological Significance377
Ch. 48How There Could Be a Private Language and What It Must Be Like385
Ch. 49On Cognitive Structures and Their Development: A Reply to Piaget393
Ch. 50What Is Innate and Why: Comments on the Debate397
Ch. 51Discussion of Putnam's Comments411
Ch. 52Reply to Putnam423
Index427

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