Understand Philosophy of the Mind A Teach Yourself Guide

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What is your mind? How is it related to your body? What is the effect of artificial intelligence and information technology?

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Overview

Explore concepts of memory

Get to grips with free will

Consider creativity

See where religion fits in

Prepare for essays or exams

What is your mind? How is it related to your body? What is the effect of artificial intelligence and information technology?

This accessible and authoritative introduction to ideas about the mind-will take you from Greek philosophy right up to the impact of the latest technologies and scientific discoveries.

Mel Thompson is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics. He has written and edited many other books, including others in the Teach Yourself range.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444157628
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Philosophy & Religion Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 932,798
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MEL THOMPSON is a freelance writer and editor, specialising in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics. He has written and edited many other books, including others in the Teach Yourself range.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. From the Greeks to the 16th century
2. Dualism and its alternatives
3. Cognitive science
4. Mind and the theory of knowledge
5. Personal identity and memory
6. Knowledge of other minds
7. Free will and action
8. Consciousness
9. The creative mind
Glossary
Taking it further: reading and websites
Index

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