9780195145816

Philosophy of Mind Classical and Contemporary Readings

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    9780195145816

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    019514581X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/25/2002
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

What is the mind? Is consciousness a process in the brain? How do our minds represent the world? Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on these and other perplexing questions about the nature of the mind. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, the book includes sixty-three selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartes to the leading edge of contemporary debates. Extensive sections cover foundational issues, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of mental content. Three of the selections are published here for the first time, while many other articles have been revised especially for this volume. Each section opens with an introduction by the editor. Philosophy of Mind is suitable for students at all levels and also for general readers.

Author Biography

David J. Chalmers is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 Foundations 1(196)
A. Dualism
Meditations on First Philosophy (II and VI)
10(11)
Rene Descartes
Passions of the Soul (Excerpt)
21(3)
Rene Descartes
On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata, and Its History (Excerpt)
24(7)
Thomas H. Huxley
An Unfortunate Dualist
31(1)
Raymond M. Smullyan
B. Behaviorism
Descartes' Myth
32(7)
Gilbert Ryle
Psychology in Physical Language (Excerpt)
39(6)
Rudolf Carnap
Brains and Behavior
45(10)
Hilary Putnam
C. The Identity Theory
Is Consciousness a Brain Process?
55(5)
U. T. Place
Sensations and Brain Processes
60(8)
J. J. C. Smart
The ``Mental'' and the ``Physical'' (Excerpt)
68(5)
Herbert Feigl
D. Functionalism
The Nature of Mental States
73(7)
Hilary Putnam
The Causal Theory of the Mind
80(8)
D. M. Armstrong
Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications
88(6)
David Lewis
Troubles with Functionalism (Excerpt)
94(5)
Ned Block
Pseudonormal Vision: An Actual Case of Qualia Inversion?
99(7)
Martine Nida-Rumelin
E. Other Psychophysical Relations
Mechanism and Its Alternatives (Excerpt)
106(10)
C. D. Broad
Mental Events
116(10)
Donald Davidson
Special Sciences (or: The Disunity of Science as a Working Hypothesis)
126(9)
Jerry A. Fodor
Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction
135(15)
Jaegwon Kim
From Supervenience to Superdupervenience: Meeting the Demands of a Material World (Excerpt)
150(12)
Terence Horgan
Finding the Mind in the Natural World
162(8)
Frank Jackson
F. Mental Causation
The Many Problems of Mental Causation (Excerpt)
170(9)
Jaegwon Kim
Mental Causation
179(18)
Stephen Yablo
2 Consciousness 197(276)
A. General
Concepts of Consciousness
206(13)
Ned Block
What Is It like to Be a Bat?
219(7)
Thomas Nagel
Quining Qualia
226(21)
Daniel C. Dennett
Consciousness and Its Place in Nature
247(26)
David J. Chalmers
B. The Knowledge Argument
Epiphenomenal Qualia
273(8)
Frank Jackson
What Experience Teaches
281(14)
David Lewis
Phenomenal States (Second Version)
295(16)
Brian Loar
Two Conceptions of the Physical
311(18)
Daniel Stoljar
C. Modal Arguments
Naming and Necessity (Excerpt)
329(5)
Saul A. Kripke
Imaginability, Conceivability, Possibility and the Mind-Body Problem (Excerpt)
334(7)
Christopher S. Hill
Rigid Designators and Mind-Brain Identity (Excerpt)
341(13)
Grover Maxwell
D. The Explanatory Gap
Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap
354(8)
Joseph Levine
The Rediscovery of Light
362(9)
Paul M. Churchland
Conceptual Analysis, Dualism, and the Explanatory Gap
371(23)
Ned Block
Robert Stalnaker
Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?
394(12)
Colin McGinn
E. Higher-Order Thought and Representationalism
Explaining Consciousness
406(16)
David M. Rosenthal
Conscious Experience
422(13)
Fred Dretske
Sensation and the Content of Experience: A Distinction
435(12)
Christopher Peacocke
Visual Qualia and Visual Content Revisited
447(10)
Michael Tye
Introspection and Phenomenal Character
457(16)
Sydney Shoemaker
3 Content 473(180)
A. The Nature of Intentionality
The Distinction between Mental and Physical Phenomena (Excerpt)
479(5)
Franz Brentano
``Intentional Inexistence'' (Excerpt)
484(7)
Roderick M. Chisholm
A Recipe for Thought
491(9)
Fred Dretske
Biosemantics
500(9)
Ruth Garrett Millikan
Reasoning and Representing
509(11)
Robert Brandom
The Intentionality of Phenomenology and the Phenomenology of Intentionality
520(14)
Terence Horgan
John Tienson
B. Propositional Attitudes
Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (Excerpt)
534(8)
Wilfrid Sellars
Propositional Attitudes
542(14)
Jerry A. Fodor
True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why It Works
556(12)
Daniel C. Dennett
Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes
568(13)
Paul M. Churchland
C. Internalism and Externalism
The Meaning of ``Meaning'' (Excerpt)
581(16)
Hilary Putnam
Individualism and the Mental (Excerpt)
597(11)
Tyler Burge
The Components of Content (Revised Version)
608(26)
David J. Chalmers
Anti-Individualism and Privileged Access
634(5)
Michael McKinsey
What an Anti-Individualist Knows A Priori
639(4)
Anthony Brueckner
The Extended Mind
643(10)
Andy Clark
David J. Chalmers
4 Miscellaneous 653(2)
Reductionism and Personal Identity
655(7)
Derek Parfit
Freedom and Necessity
662(5)
A. J. Ayer
Analogy
667(2)
Bertrand Russell
Can Computers Think?
669
John R. Searle

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