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Place of Mind / Edition 1

Place of Mind / Edition 1

by Brian Cooney
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From Descartes's early ponderings about the dualism of mind and body to modern ideas about artificial intelligence and the concept of self, this very accessible collection of readings illustrates that philosophy of mind has major implications for our understanding of ourselves and our place in nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900534528255
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Place of Mind in a Scientific Universe1
Part ICartesian Dualism11
1Human Minds and Animal Machines13
Second Meditation: The Nature of the Human Mind, and How It Is Better Known Than the Body14
Sixth Meditation: The Existence of Material Things, and the Real Distinction Between Mind and Body19
To More, 5 February 164926
Review Questions28
Part IIThe Ghost in the Machine29
2Gilbert Ryle, Descartes' Myth31
Review Question41
3Norman Malcolm, Knowledge of Other Minds42
Review Question49
Part IIIThe Human Brain51
4Brian Cooney, Brain Events53
Part IVMaterialism75
AThe Identity Thesis77
5U. T. Place, Is Consciousness a Brain Process?77
Review Questions84
6J. J. C. Smart, Sensations and Brain Processes85
Review Question95
7Saul Kripke, The Identity Relation: Selections from Naming and Necessity96
Review Question110
BEliminative Materialism111
8Richard Rorty, Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories111
Review Questions129
9Paul M. Churchland, Eliminative Materialism130
Review Questions134
10David M. Armstrong, The Nature of Mind136
Review Questions145
11Jerry A. Fodor, Materialism146
Review Questions154
12John Haugeland, Ontological Supervenience156
Review Question167
13Jaegwom Kim, The Mind-Body Problem: Taking Stock after Forty Years168
Review Questions186
Part VMinds and Computers187
14A Harper's Magazine Forum, Our Machines, Ourselves193
Review Questions203
15Richard B. White, Some Basic Concepts of Computability Theory204
16Hilary Putnam, The Nature of Mental States219
Review Question227
17Jerry A. Fodor, Methodological Solipsism Considered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology228
Review Questions247
18John R. Searle, Do Minds Compute?248
Minds, Brains, and Programs249
Review Questions253
Is the Brain a Digital Computer?253
Review Questions269
Part VIIntentionality271
19Roderick M. Chisholm, Brentano on Descriptive Psychology and the Intentional279
Review Questions289
20Daniel C. Dennett, Intentional Systems290
Review Questions304
21Fred Dretske, If You Can't Make One, You Don't Know How It Works306
Review Question318
Part VIIConsciousness and Qualia319
22Thomas Nagel, What Is It Like to Be a Bat?321
Review Question331
23Keith Campbell, A Critique of Central-State Materialism332
Review Questions339
24Frank Jackson, Epiphenomenal Qualia340
Review Questions347
25Patricia Smith Churchland and Paul M. Churchland, Functionalism, Qualia, and Intentionality349
Review Question367
26Colin McGinn, Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?368
Review Questions381
27David Chalmers, Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness382
Review Questions401
28Brian Loar, Phenomenal States403
Review Questions422
Part VIIISelves423
29John Locke, Of Identity and Diversity428
Review Questions433
30David Hume, Of Personal Identity434
Review Questions443
31Derek Parfit, Selections from Reasons and Persons444
Review Questions453
32Thomas Nagel, Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness454
Review Question465
33Daniel C. Dennett, Why Everyone Is a Novelist466
Review Questions477
34Sydney Shoemaker, Self and Substance478
Review Questions493
Works Cited501

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