Philosophy of Mind

Edited by David Bourget and David Chalmers
Assistant editor: Chang Liu (University of Western Ontario)
About this topic
Summary The philosophy of mind covers all philosophical topics pertaining to the mind and mental states. Its subtopics can be divided in two main ways. First, by the traditional divisions drawn between kinds of mental states: consciousness, intentionality, perception, and other states and processes. Second, by the types of philosophical questions asked about these activities: especially metaphysical questions that have to do with their nature (especially the relation between the mental and the physical) and epistemological questions that have to do with our knowledge of them. The philosophy of mind also overlaps with the philosophy of cognitive science and the philosophy of action.  
Introductions There are many good introductions to the philosophy of mind. Examples include Braddon-Mitchell & Jackson 1996, Kim 1996, Searle 2004, and David 2002.
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Philosophy of Consciousness (28,918 | 9,740)David Chalmers
Intentionality (10,155 | 2,016)Robert Rupert
Perception (13,016 | 1,701)Benj Hellie
Metaphysics of Mind (8,626 | 2,718)
Free Will* (8,320 | 172)Justin Capes
Mental States and Processes (23,635 | 3,721)
Creativity (12)
Intuition* (777 | 242)
Moral Psychology* (12,846 | 755)Joshua May
Epistemology of Mind (2,010 | 273)
Persons* (6,271 | 762)Timothy Campbell