This is Philosophy of Mind

This is Philosophy of Mind

by Pete Mandik
     
 

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This is Philosophy of Mind presents students of philosophy with an accessible introduction to the core issues related to the philosophy of mind.

  • Includes issues related to the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, free will, the nature of consciousness, and more
  • Written to be accessible to philosophy students early in their studies

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This is Philosophy of Mind presents students of philosophy with an accessible introduction to the core issues related to the philosophy of mind.

  • Includes issues related to the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, free will, the nature of consciousness, and more
  • Written to be accessible to philosophy students early in their studies
  • Features supplemental online resources on www.thisisphilosophy.com and a frequently updated companion blog, at http://tipom.blogspot.com

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Mandik offers readers an encompassing, up-to-date and engagingly written textbook.

…The book along with its companion blog , is a useful, accessible, resource. All the problems are explored that an introductory course in philosophy of mind should explore. And the delivery is always rigorous, concise, clear and stress-free.

Given its emphasis on self-discovery, and given its scope and accessible style, the book can also be enjoyed (and easily digested) outside academia by any casual reader curious about what philosophers of mind are actually up to these days.

…Not only is This is Philosophy of Mind a textbook from which many undergrads will learn a good deal; it is also one that many will genuinely enjoy.” - Minds and Machines, June 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470674475
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/05/2013
Series:
This is Philosophy Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264

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From the Publisher
“This is the most encompassing and up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of mind available today. Mandik has a gift for making technical debates accessible, and his engaging tour travels from the classic to the cutting edge.”

—Jesse Prinz, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“Is it possible to write a clear, even-handed, comprehensive, concise, and engaging guide to contemporary philosophy of mind—in less than 250 pages? I would not have thought so either. THANK YOU, Pete Mandik.”

—Kathleen Akins, Simon Fraser University

Meet the Author

Pete Mandik is Professor of Philosophy at William Paterson University, New Jersey. He is the author of Key Terms in Philosophy of Mind (2010), co-author of Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Mind and Brain (2006), and co-editor of Philosophy and the Neurosciences: A Reader (2001).

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