Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology

Paperback | September 15, 2003

EditorJohn Heil

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Edited by a renowned scholar in the field, this anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of classical and contemporary readings in the philosophy of mind. Especially noteworthy are the substantial authoritative introductions to each section, which set extracts in context and guidethe reader through them. The volume is organised into 12 sections, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses. It contains 50 important writings on the philosophy of mind, with introductions to each section, discussion questions and guides to further reading. Perfect forundergraduate courses, this book offers the ideal, self-contained introduction to the philosophy of mind.

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Edited by a renowned scholar in the field, this anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of classical and contemporary readings in the philosophy of mind. Especially noteworthy are the substantial authoritative introductions to each section, which set extracts in context and guidethe reader through them. The volume is or...

John Heil is Paul B. Freeland Professor of Philosophy at Davidson College and Professor of Philosophy at Monash University. He has taught or held research appointments at Brown University, the University of Rochester, Cornell University, the National Humanities Center, Virginia Commonwealth University and Randolph-Macon Woman's Colleg...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:932 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.78 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

General Introduction1 Historical BackgroundIntroduction1. Plato: Extract from Phaedo2. Aristotle: Extract from De Anima3. Descartes: Extract from Meditations II and VI4. John Locke: Extract from An Essay Concerening Human Understanding5. John Locke: Extract from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding2 Behaviorism and Mind-Brain IdentityIntroduction6. Carl Hempel: The Logical Analysis of Psychology7. Hilary Putnam: Brains and Behaviour8. R. J. Hirst: Mind and Body9. J. J. C. Smart: Sensations and Brain Processes10. Saul Kripke: Naming and Necessity3 Artificial IntelligenceIntroduction11. Alan M. Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence12. John Searle: Minds, Brains, and Programs13. Margaret A. Boden: Escaping from the Chinese Room14. Ned Block: The Mind as Software in the Brain4 FunctionalismIntroduction15. David Lewis: An Argument for the Identity Theory16. Jerry Fodor: The Mind-Body Problem17. Hilary Putnam: Psychological Predicates18. Ned Block: What is Functionalism5 InterpretationismIntroduction19. Donald Davidson: Radical Interpretation20. Daniel Dennett: Three Kinds of Intentional Psychology21. Donald Davidson: Thought and Talk22. Jane Heal: Replication and Functionalism23. Stephen Stich: Autonomous Psychology and the Belief-Desire Thesis24. Paul Churchland: Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes25. Lynne Rudder Baker: The Threat of Cognitive Suicide6 Externalism and Mental ContentIntroduction26. Tyler Burge: Individualism and the Mental27. Hilary Putnam: Brains in Vats28. John Heil: Are We Brains in a Vat? Top Philosopher Says, "No"!29. Jaegwon Kim: Mental Content7 Subjectivity and Self-KnowledgeIntroduction30. Thomas Nagel: What is it Like to be a Bat?31. Janet Levin: Could Love be Like a Heatwave?32. Donald Davidson: Knowing One's Own Mind33. Tyler Burge: Individualism and Self-Knowledge34. Michael McKinsey: Anti-Individualism and the Privileged Access8 ConsciousnessIntroduction35. D. M. Armstrong: What is Consciousness?36. David Chalmers: Facing up to the Problem of Consciousness37. Gilbert Harman: The Intrinsic Quality of Experience38. Michael Tye: Precis of Ten Problems of Consciousness39. Ned Block: Is Experiencing Just Representing?9 ReductionIntroduction40. Donald Davidson: Mental Events41. John Searle: Extract from The Irreducibility of Consciousness42. Derek Pereboom and Hilary Kornblith: The Metaphysics of Irreducibility43. Jaegwon Kim: Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction10 Is the Mind-Body Problem Solvable?Introduction44. Frank Jackson: Epiphenomenal Qualia45. Joseph Levine: Materialism and Qualia46. Colin McGinn: Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?11 Challenges to Contemporary MaterialismIntroduction47. John Foster: The Succinct Case for Idealism48. Peter Forrest: Difficulties with Physicalism and a Programme for Dualists49. E. J. Lowe: Non-Cartesian Dualism50. E. Wigner: Remarks on the Mind-Body Question

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`The thought that has gone into producing this anthology makes it one of the best of its kind'The Times Higher Educaiton Supplement