Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide by Ian RavenscroftPhilosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide by Ian Ravenscroft

Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide

byIan Ravenscroft

Paperback | March 16, 2005

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Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide provides the most accessible introduction to the philosophy of mind. Specifically aimed at beginning students with no background knowledge in the subject, Ravenscroft brings together all of the basic concepts and major theories. The text is supported bymany pedagogical aids including chapter summaries, a glossary, further reading suggestions and self-assessment questions.
Ian Ravenscroft completed his PhD at the Research School of Social Science, Australian National University. After spending a year teaching in the Philosophy Department at the University of Auckland, he became an ARC Research Associate at Flinders University. In 1998, Ian moved to the Philosophy Department at King's College London, wher...
Title:Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:March 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: What are mental states?1. Dualism2. Behaviourism3. The identity theory4. Functionalism5. EliminativismPart 2: Mind as computer6. The computational theory of mind7. ConnectionismPart 3: Mind in a Physical World8. Physicalism9. Content10. Mental causationPart 4: Consciousness11. Varieties of consciousness12. Phenomenal consciousness13. Contemporary theories of consciousnessResourcesGlossaryReferencesIndex