From new questions concerning qualia, representation, embodiment and cognition to fresh thinking about the long-standing problems of physicalism, dualism, personal identity and mental causation, this book is an authoritative guide to the latest research in the Philosophy of Mind. Across thirteen entries, experts in the field explore the current thinking in one of the most active areas of interest in philosophy today.
To aid researchers further, the Companion also includes overviews of perennial problems and new directions in contemporary philosophy of mind, an extended glossary of terms for quick reference, a detailed chronology, a guide to research for ongoing study and a comprehensive bibliography of key classic and contemporary publications in the philosophy of mind.
About the Author
James Garvey is Secretary of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, UK. He is the author of The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books and The Ethics of Climate Change, also published by Continuum.
Table of Contents
How to use this book \ Introduction, James Garvey \ Notes on contributors \ 1. Problems, questions and concepts in the philosophy of mind, Ian Ravenscroft \ 2. Consciousness, Daniel D. Hutto \ 3. The mark of the mental, Fred Adams and Steve Beighley \ 4. Substance Dualism, T. J. Mawson \ 5. Physicalism, Barbara Montero \ 6. Folk psychology and scientific psychology, Barry C. Smith \ 7. Internalism and externalism in mind, Sarah Sawyer \ 8. The philosophies of cognitive science, Margaret A. Boden \ 9. Representation, Georges Rey \ 10. Mental causation, Neil Campbell \ 11. Personal identity, E. J. Lowe \ 12. Embodied cognition and the extended mind, Michael Wheeler \ 13. Current issues in the philosophy of mind, Paul Noordhof \ Glossary \ Chronology \ Research resources
Bibliography \ Index