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Language, Reality and Mind: A Defense of Everyday Thought

byC. Crittenden

Hardcover | April 22, 2009

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The relation between common-sense belief and scientific theory is hotly debated in contemporary philosophy. The author gives an extended defense of ordinary belief and outlines its contents on the nature of reality, the soundness of ordinary language, and the existence of the mind and its relation to the body.

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CHARLES CRITTENDEN is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of Unreality: The Metaphysics of Fictional Objects and articles on philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, social and political philosophy, and non-Western religion.  

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Title:Language, Reality and Mind: A Defense of Everyday ThoughtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 22, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023057694X

ISBN - 13:9780230576940

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
A Transcendental Argument for Everyday Thought
Beginning to Talk About the World: Philosophical Requirements, Empirical Facts, and Expanding the Basic Framework
Objects and Nature
Reference and Natural Kinds
Having a Mental Life
Contemporary Theory of the Mental: Pains, Brains, and Consciousness
Thought: Computers and Varieties of Functionalism
The Mental and the Physical
Overviews, Overbeliefs, and a Final Survey
Index