Cambridge University Press (1986)
AbstractThis is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging theory of the mind is compared at each stage with rival historical and contemporary views. In Part III the functionalist approach is further explored in giving analyses of sensation, thought and freedom of will. The discussions throughout are exceptionally clear, and the writing uncomplicated, to make available to the students a wealth of detailed argument in the philosophy of mind.
Similar books and articles
Elements of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.Tim Crane - 2001 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The Mind and the Soul: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.Jenny Teichman - 2014 - Routledge.
Knowledge and Mind: A Philosophical Introduction.Andrew Brook & Robert J. Stainton - 2000 - Bradford.
Pete Mandik: This is Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, xiv+246, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-470-67450-5.Matteo Colombo - 2014 - Minds and Machines 24 (3):373-376.
A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, Second Edition: Readings with Commentary.Peter Morton (ed.) - 2010 - Broadview Press.
Crane on the Mind-Body Problem and Emergence.Olga Markić - 2004 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):199-205.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Closure Principles and the Laws of Conservation of Energy and Momentum.Sophie Gibb - 2010 - Dialectica 64 (3):363-384.
Reply to comments on science and the pursuit of wisdom.Nicholas Maxwell - 2010 - Philosophia 38 (4):667-690.
Why does Descartes say that he is not his body in the second meditation?Terence Rajivan Edward - manuscript
Physics of brain-mind interaction.John C. Eccles - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):662-663.
References found in this work
No references found.