Mind and Supermind

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2004)
Mind and Supermind offers a new perspective on the nature of belief and the structure of the human mind. Keith Frankish argues that the folk-psychological term 'belief' refers to two distinct types of mental state, which have different properties and support different kinds of mental explanation. Building on this claim, he develops a picture of the human mind as a two-level structure, consisting of a basic mind and a supermind, and shows how the resulting account sheds light on a number of puzzling phenomena and helps to vindicate folk psychology. Topics discussed include the function of conscious thought, the cognitive role of natural language, the relation between partial and flat-out belief, the possibility of active belief formation, and the nature of akrasia, self-deception, and first-person authority. This book will be valuable for philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive scientists.
Keywords Belief  Folk Psychology  Metaphysics  Mind  Modularity
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Call number BD418.3.F73 2004
ISBN(s) 9780521812030   0521038111   0521812038  
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2007.476_4.x
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