9780631217756

The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind

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    9780631217756

  • ISBN10:

    0631217754

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-17
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Comprising a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume presents an up-to-date survey of the central themes in the philosophy of mind. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind leads the reader through a broad range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Dualism, Emotions, Folk Psychology, Free Will, Individualism, Personal Identity and The Mind-Body Problem. Taken as a whole, this timely volume is an important work for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the field. It serves as an accessible introduction for undergraduates, whilst also providing fresh insights, of interest to graduates, and researchers. CONTRIBUTORS: Fred Adams, Kenneth Aizawa, John Bickle, David J. Chalmers, Andy Clark, Randolph Clarke, Paul E. Griffiths, John Heil, Stephen Laurence, Kirk Ludwig, William G. Lycan, Eric Margolis, Andrew Melnyk, Shaun Nichols, Eric T. Olson, Howard Robinson, Stephen P. Stich and Robert A. Wilson.

Author Biography

Stephen P. Stich is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, where his current research interests are in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. His publications include From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science (1983), The Fragmentation of Reason: Preface to a Pragmatic Theory of Cognitive Evaluation (1990) and Deconstructing the Mind (1996). He has written articles in the area of Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, and Epistemology.

Ted A. Warfield is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where his current research interests are in Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, and Metaphysics. His publications include Mental Representation: A Reader (1994; co-edited with Stephen Stich) and Skepticism (co-edited with K. DeRose). He has written articles on Determinism, Moral Responsibility, Human Freedom, and Knowledge.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Introduction ix
1 The Mind-Body Problem: An Overview
1(46)
Kirk Ludwig
2 The Mind-Body Problem
47(18)
William G. Lycan
3 Physicalism
65(20)
Andrew Mclnyk
4 Dualism
85(17)
Howard Robinson
5 Consciousness and its Place in Nature
102 (41)
David J. Chalmers
6 Thoughts and Their Contents: Naturalized Semantics
143(29)
Fred Adams
7 Cognitive Architecture: The Structure of Cognitive Representations
172(18)
Kenneth Aizawa
8 Concepts
190(24)
Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence
9 Mental Causation
214(21)
John Heil
10 Folk Psychology
235(21)
Stephen P. Stich and Shaun Nichols
11 Individualism
256(32)
Robert A. Wilson
12 Emotions
288(21)
Paul E. Griffiths
13 Artificial Intelligence and the Many Faces of Reason
309(13)
Andy Clark
14 Philosophy of Mind and the Neurosciences
322(30)
John Bickle
15 Personal Identity
352(17)
Eric T. Olson
16 Freedom of the Will
369(36)
Randolph Clarke
Index 405

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