The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

This is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the state of the art in philosophy of mind, a flourishing area of research.

Author: Brian McLaughlin

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780199262618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 815

View: 447

The study of the mind has always been one of the main preoccupations of philosophers, and has been a booming area of research in recent decades, with remarkable advances in psychology and neuroscience. Oxford University Press now presents the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the philosophy of mind. An outstanding international team of contributors offer 45 specially written critical surveys of a wide range of topics relating to the mind. The first two sections cover the place of the mind in the natural world: its ontological status, how it fits into the causal fabric of the universe, and the nature of consciousness. The third section focuses on the much-debated subjects of content and intentionality. The fourth section examines a variety of mental capacities, including memory, imagination, and emotion. The fifth section looks at epistemic issues, in particular regarding knowledge of one's own and other minds. The volume concludes with a section on self, personhood, and agency. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and scholars of philosophy, and also for researchers in neighbouring disciplines seeking a high-level survey of the state of the art in this flourishing field.
Categories: Philosophy

Elements of Mind

Elements of Mind

Elements of Mind provides a unique introduction to the main problems and debates in contemporary philosophy of mind.

Author: Tim Crane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0192892975

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

View: 745

'... an immensely well-informed an up-to-date discussion... Replete with controversial and original insights, it is sure to stimulate the interest of students and specialists alike.' THESThis book provides an accessible lively introduction to the main problems and debates in contemporary philosophy of mind. Tim Crane proposes an original and unified theory of all the phenomena of mind, and, in the light of his theory, examines the central problems of the philosophy of mind: the mind-body problem, the problem of intentionality, the problem of consciousness, and the problem of perception.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Mind

The Philosophy of Mind

A clear and accessible introduction to the philosophy of mind, ideal for use on undergraduate courses.

Author: Dale Jacquette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826499172

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

View: 420

A clear and accessible introduction to the philosophy of mind, ideal for use on undergraduate courses.
Categories: Philosophy

Vision and Mind

Vision and Mind

A collection of works, many of them classics, on the orthodox view of visual perception.

Author: Alva Noë

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262640473

Category: Philosophy

Page: 627

View: 350

A collection of works, many of them classics, on the orthodox view of visual perception.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

An accessible, nontechnical introduction to preeminent issues in the philosophy of mind, intended for nonspecialists, as well as material of interest to advanced students and researchers in the field.

Author: John Heil

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138581011

Category: Philosophy of mind

Page: 264

View: 567

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 Edition Includes a new chapter, 'Emergence and Panpsychism' (Chapter 13), reflecting growing interest in these areas Reintroduces and updates a chapter on Donald Davidson, 'Radical Interpretation' (Chapter 8), which was excised from the previous edition Updates 'Descartes' Legacy' (Chapter 3) to include a discussion of E. J. Lowe's arresting 'Non-Cartesian Dualism', also removed from the previous edition Includes a highly revised final chapter, which draws together much of the previous material and sketches a plausible account of the mind's place in nature Updated 'Suggested Reading' lists at the end of each chapter
Categories: Philosophy of mind

The Philosophy of Mind

The Philosophy of Mind

A study on the problems of philosophy.

Author: Alan R. White

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:X000134327

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

View: 251

A study on the problems of philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Minds Brains and Science

Minds  Brains  and Science

Six lectures discuss the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, the workings of the brain, the mental aspect of human action, prediction of human behavior, and free will

Author: John R. Searle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674576330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 107

View: 626

Six lectures discuss the mind-body problem, artificial intelligence, the workings of the brain, the mental aspect of human action, prediction of human behavior, and free will
Categories: Philosophy

A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

The book is distinctive in its further coverage of such fascinating topics as the nature of mental images, theories of concepts, and whether or not computers can think.

Author: Jack S. Crumley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063352127

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

View: 532

Crumley introduces four core areas in contemporary philosophy of the mind: the mind/body problem, mental content (intentionality), mental causation, and the nature of consciousness. The book is distinctive in its further coverage of such fascinating topics as the nature of mental images, theories of concepts, and whether or not computers can think.
Categories: Philosophy

On the Philosophy of Mind

On the Philosophy of Mind

With this series, students of philosophy will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and themes typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy ...

Author: Barbara Montero

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106019402046

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 518

ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND is filled with thought experiments as well as more concrete philosophical problems that arise in actual experiments in neuroscience and psychiatry. Not assuming any background in philosophy, the book is accessible to beginning students, but simultaneously, Montero's unique approach will prove thought provoking for students with prior background in the subject too. THE WADSWORTH PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS SERIES presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series, students of philosophy will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and themes typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing.
Categories: Education

The Philosophy of Mind

The Philosophy of Mind

The only sourcebook of primary readings in philosophy of mind offering in-depth coverage of both historical works and contemporary controversies, from Aristotle, Descartes, and Ryle to Noam Chomsky, Frank Jackson, and Saul Kripke.

Author: Brian Beakley

Publisher: Bradford Books

ISBN: UOM:39015064682845

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1055

View: 495

The only sourcebook of primary readings in philosophy of mind offering in-depth coverage of both historical works and contemporary controversies, from Aristotle, Descartes, and Ryle to Noam Chomsky, Frank Jackson, and Saul Kripke.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

A comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major topics within philosophy of mind.

Author: Timothy O'Connor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041528354X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 596

View: 416

A comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major topics within philosophy of mind.
Categories: Philosophy

The Animal Mind

The Animal Mind

The second edition includes a new chapter on animal culture.

Author: Kristin Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351362962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 756

The philosophy of animal minds addresses profound questions about the nature of mind and the relationships between humans and other animals. In this fully revised and updated introductory text, Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems, and debates as they cut across animal cognition and philosophy of mind, citing historical and cutting-edge empirical data and case studies throughout. The second edition includes a new chapter on animal culture. There are also new sections on the evolution of consciousness and tool use in animals, as well as substantially revised sections on mental representation, belief, communication, theory of mind, animal ethics, and moral psychology. Further features such as chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary make The Animal Mind an indispensable introduction to those teaching philosophy of mind, philosophy of animal minds or animal cognition. It will also be an excellent resource for those in fields such as ethology, biology, and psychology.
Categories: Philosophy

Mind Matter and Nature

Mind  Matter  and Nature

The book nevertheless holds the arguments discussed to rigorous standards and is conversant with recent literature, thus making it useful as well to more advanced students and professionals interested in a resource on Thomistic hylomorphism ...

Author: James D. Madden

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 0813221412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 328

Written for students, Mind, Matter, and Nature presumes no prior philosophical training on the part of the reader. The book nevertheless holds the arguments discussed to rigorous standards and is conversant with recent literature, thus making it useful as well to more advanced students and professionals interested in a resource on Thomistic hylomorphism in the philosophy of mind.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity

Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity

Spanning 1200 years of intellectual history - from the 6th century BCE emergence of philosophical enquiry in the Greek city-state of Miletus, to the 6th century CE closure of the Academy in Athens in 529 - Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity ...

Author: John Sisko

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138243922

Category: Philosophy of mind

Page: 320

View: 304

Spanning 1200 years of intellectual history - from the 6th century BCE emergence of philosophical enquiry in the Greek city-state of Miletus, to the 6th century CE closure of the Academy in Athens in 529 - Philosophy of Mind in Antiquityprovides an outstanding survey of philosophy of mind of the period. It covers a crucial era for the history of philosophy of mind, examining the enduring and controversial arguments of Plato and Aristotle, in addition to the contribution of the Stoics and other key figures. Following an introduction by John Sisko, fifteen specially commissioned chapters by an international team of contributors discuss key topics, thinkers, and debates, including: the Presocratics, Plato, cognition, Aristotle, intellect, natural science, time, mind, perception, and body, the Stoics, Galen, and Plotinus. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind, ancient philosophy, and the history of philosophy, Philosophy of Mind in Antiquityis also a valuable resource for those in related disciplines such as Classics.
Categories: Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

This comprehensive collection has 79 selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartes and Avicenna to the leading edge of contemporary debates.

Author: David J. Chalmers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190640855

Category:

Page: 816

View: 272

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on the perplexing questions about the nature of the mind. The most comprehensive and best-selling collection of its kind, the book includes 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 for the first time, while many other articles have been revised especially for this volume. Each section opens with an introduction by the editor.
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Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind

This volume's work explores memory, intentionality, causality and time, delving into the language, actions, and logic of perception, sensation, and more.

Author: G. E. M. Anscombe

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631133097

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 394

Categories: Philosophy

Cybernetics and the Philosophy of Mind

Cybernetics and the Philosophy of Mind

This book, published in 1976, presents an entirely original approach to the subject of the mind-body problem, examining it in terms of the conceptual links between the physical sciences and the sciences of human behaviour.

Author: Kenneth Sayre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317578567

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 482

This book, published in 1976, presents an entirely original approach to the subject of the mind-body problem, examining it in terms of the conceptual links between the physical sciences and the sciences of human behaviour. It is based on the cybernetic concepts of information and feedback and on the related concepts of thermodynamic and communication-theoretic entropy. The foundation of the approach is the theme of continuity between evolution, learning and human consciousness. The author defines life as a process of energy exchange between organism and environment, and evolution as a feedback process maintaining equilibrium between environment and reproductive group. He demonstrates that closely related feedback processes on the levels of the behaving organism and of the organism’s nervous system constitute the phenomena of learning and consciousness respectively. He analyses language as an expedient for extending human information-processing and control capacities beyond those provided by one’s own nervous system, and shows reason to be a mode of processing information in the form of concepts removed from immediate stimulus control. The last chapter touches on colour vision, pleasure and pain, intentionality, self-awareness and other subjective phenomena. Of special interest to the communication theorist and philosopher, this study is also of interest to psychologists and anyone interested in the connection between the physical and life sciences.
Categories: Philosophy

Mind Brain and Free Will

Mind  Brain  and Free Will

Richard Swinburne presents a powerful case for substance dualism and libertarian free will.

Author: Richard Swinburne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199662579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

View: 434

Richard Swinburne presents a powerful case for substance dualism and libertarian free will. He argues that pure mental and physical events are distinct, and defends an account of agent causation in which the soul can act independently of bodily causes. We are responsible for our actions, and the findings of neuroscience cannot prove otherwise.
Categories: Philosophy

The Conscious Mind

The Conscious Mind

Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.

Author: David J. Chalmers

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780195117899

Category: Medical

Page: 414

View: 969

Writing in a rigorous, thought-provoking style, the author takes us on a far-reaching tour through the philosophical ramifications of consciousness, offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain.
Categories: Medical