Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind / Edition 1 available in Paperback
One of the most profound philosophical problems is the nature of mind and its relationship to the body. A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind provides an introduction, written in clear language, to the various theories of the mind-body relationship, as well as a host of related philosophical discussions about mind and consciousness.
The central theories, such as Cartesian Dualism, parallelism, epiphenomenalism, and supervenience among others, are presented in historical order. Their claims, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they ultimately relate to one another and to other philosophical questions are explored objectively, allowing readers to decide for themselves which theories are best.
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About the Author
Neil Campbell is an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. He has published numerous articles in philosophy of mind, is the editor of Freedom, Determinism, and Responsibility: Readings in Metaphysics (Prentice Hall, 2003) and Mental Causation and the Metaphysics of Mind: A Reader (Broadview Press, 2003).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Dualism
Chapter 2: Behaviourism
Chapter 3: Type Identity Theory
Chapter 4: Functionalism
Chapter 5: Anomalous Monism
Chapter 6: Eliminative Materialism
Chapter 7: Supervenience
Chapter 8: Mental Content
Chapter 9: The Problem of Qualia