ISBN-10:
0415283566
ISBN-13:
9780415283564
Pub. Date:
07/01/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 2

by John Heil

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415283564
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Heil is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University, US, and Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia. His previous publications include The Nature of True Minds (1992) and From an Ontological Perspective (2003).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Science and Metaphysics

A Look Ahead

Chapter 2. Descartes' Legacy

Cartesian Dualism

Modifying Cartesian Dualism

Non-Cartesian Dualism

Taking Stock

Suggested Reading

Chapter 3. Varieties of

Materialism: Behaviorism and Psycho-physical Identity Behaviorism

The Identity Theory

Taking Stock

Suggested Reading

Chapter 4. Functionalism and the Representational Theory of Mind

The Functionalist Picture

Elements of Functionalism

The

Representational Theory of Mind

The Layered View of the World

"Qualia"

Suggested Reading

Chapter 5. Interpretational Theories of Mind and Eliminativism

Davidson and the Propositional Attitudes

Dennett and the Intentional Stance

Eliminativism

Suggested Reading

Chapter 6. Minds and Their Place in Nature

Metaphysical Background

Applying the View

Denouement

Suggested Reading

(Fred Dretske, Stanford University)

Australian National University)

(E.J. Lowe, University of Durham)

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