Arguing About the Mind

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Arguing About the Mind is an accessible, engaging introduction to the core questions in the philosophy of mind. This collection offers a selection of thought-provoking articles that examine a broad range of issues from the mind and body relation to animal and artificial intelligence. Topics addressed include: the problem of consciousness the nature of the mind the relationship between the mind, body and world the notion of selfhood pathologies and behavioural problems animal, machine and extra-terrestrial intelligence. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section and give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers. An original and stimulating reader, it is ideal for students new to the philosophy of mind.

Table of Contents

Consciousness: What is the Problem?
The Problem of Consciousness
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience
The Hornswoggle Problem
Science and the Phenomenal
Consciousness: How should it be Studied?
Science, Publicity, and Consciousness
Who's on First? Heterophenomenology Explained
Three Facets of Consciousness
Is the Mind Physical?
From Engines of the Soul
From Thinking about Consciousness
What is the Soul?
How is your Mind Related to your Body? How is it Related to the World?
Meditations (1641)
Bodily Awareness and the Self
The Extended MindAndy Clarkand
Overextending the Mind
What is the Self?
Brain Bisection and the Unity of Conscio'usness'
Action, the Unity of Consciousness, and Vehicle Externalism
Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons
The Self as a Center of Narrative Gravity
A Fallacy of Our Age
There is no Problem of the Self
What can Pathological Cases Teach us about the Mind?
The Unbearable Likeness of Being
Reconceiving Delusion
Does the Autistic Child have a 'Theory of Mind'
Autism and the 'Theory of Mind' Debate
Autism as Mind-Blindness: An Elaboration and Partial Defence
Free Will, Moral Responsibility and ADHD
Alcohol Addiction and Responsibility Attributions
How can we Know Whether and What Non-human Animals Think?
How to Read Minds in Behaviour: A Suggestion from a Philosopher
The Mental Life of Nonhuman Animals
Can Animals Empathize? Yes
Can Animals Empathize? Maybe Not
Apes with Language
Behind the Ape's Appearance: Escaping Anthropocentrism in the Study of Other Minds
Can Machines Think?
Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Mind 59
Minds, Brains, and Programs
The Curious Case of the Chinese Room
Can Machines Think?
Subcognition and the Limits of the Turing Test
Is there Intelligent Life on Other Planets?
The Drake Equation
Can SETI Succeed? Not Likely
The Abundance of Life-Bearing Planets
Response to Sagan
Response to Mayr
The Decoding Problem: Do We Need to Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence?
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