Language, Reality and Mind: A Defense of Everyday Thought by C. CrittendenLanguage, Reality and Mind: A Defense of Everyday Thought by C. Crittenden

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.
CHARLES CRITTENDEN is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge, USA. 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.   
Title:Language, Reality and Mind: A Defense of Everyday ThoughtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:April 22, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023057694X

ISBN - 13:9780230576940


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