Philosophy of Mind

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Release date: 2019-08-29

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The book is intended as a reader-friendly introduction to issues in the philosophy of mind, including mental-physical causal interaction, computational models of thought, the relation minds bear to brains, and assorted -isms: behaviorism, dualism, eliminativism, emergentism, functionalism, materialism, neutral monism, and panpsychism. The Fourth Edition reintroduces a chapter on Donald Davidson and a discussion of 'Non-Cartesian Dualism', along with a wholly new chapter on emergence and panpsychism. A concluding chapter draws together material in earlier chapters and offers what the author regards as a plausible account of the mind's place in nature. Suggested readings at the conclusion of each chapter have been updated, with a focus on accessible, non-technical material. Key Features of the Fourth EditionIncludes a new chapter, 'Emergence and Panpsychism' (Chapter 13), reflecting growing interest in these areasReintroduces and updates a chapter on Donald Davidson, 'Radical Interpretation' (Chapter 8), which was excised from the previous editionUpdates 'Descartes' Legacy' (Chapter 3) to include a discussion of E. J. Lowe's arresting 'Non-Cartesian Dualism', also removed from the previous editionIncludes a highly revised final chapter, which draws together much of the previous material and sketches a plausible account of the mind's place in natureUpdated 'Suggested Reading' lists at the end of each chapter

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Genre: Philosophy

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9780429015984

Additional Information

Genre: Philosophy

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9780429015984

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