Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings by David J. ChalmersPhilosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings by David J. Chalmers

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings

EditorDavid J. Chalmers

Paperback | August 15, 2002

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What is the mind? Is consciousness a process in the brain? How do our minds represent the world? Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a grand tour of writings on these and other perplexing questions about the nature of the mind. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, the book includes sixty-three selections that range from the classical contributions of Descartesto the leading edge of contemporary debates. Extensive sections cover foundational issues, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of mental content. Three of the selections are published here for the first time, while many other articles have been revised especially for this volume. Eachsection opens with an introduction by the editor. Philosophy of Mind is suitable for students at all levels and also for general readers.
David J. Chalmers is at University of Arizona, Tucson.
Title:Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary ReadingsFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019514581X

ISBN - 13:9780195145816


Table of Contents

Preface1. FOUNDATIONSA. Dualism1. Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy (II and VI)2. Rene Descartes: Passions of the Soul (Excerpt)3. Thomas H. Huxley: On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata, and Its History (Excerpt)4. Raymond M. Smullyan: An Unfortunate DualistB. Behaviorism5. Gilbert Ryle: Descartes' Myth6. Rudolf Carnap: Psychology in Physical Language (Excerpt)7. Hilary Putnam: Brains and BehaviorC. The Identity Theory8. U. T. Place: Is Consciousness a Brain Process?9. J. J. C. Smart: Sensations and Brain Processes10. Herbert Feigl: The "Mental" and the "Physical" (Excerpt)D. Functionalism11. Hilary Putnam: The Nature of Mental States12. D. M. Armstrong: The Causal Theory of the Mind13. David Lewis: Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications14. Ned Block: Troubles with Functionalism (Excerpt)15. Martine Nida-Rumelin: Pseudonormal Vision: An Actual Case of Qualia Inversion?E. Other Psychophysical Relations16. C. D. Broad: Mechanism and Its Alternatives (Excerpt)17. Donald Davidson: Mental Events18. Jerry A. Fodor: Special Sciences (or: The Disunity of Science as a Working Hypothesis)19. Jaegwon Kim: Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction20. Terence Horgan: From Supervenience to Superdupervenience: Meeting the Demands of a Material World (Excerpt)21. Frank Jackson: Finding the Mind in the Natural WorldF. Mental Causation22. Jaegwon Kim: The Many Problems of Mental Causation (Excerpt)23. Stephen Yablo: Mental Causation2. CONSCIOUSNESSA. General24. Ned Block: Concepts of Consciousness25. Thomas Nagel: What Is It Like to Be a Bat?26. Daniel C. Dennett: Quining Qualia27. David J. Chalmers: Consciousness and Its Place in NatureB. The Knowledge Argument28. Frank Jackson: Epiphenomenal Qualia29. David Lewis: What Experience Teaches30. Brian Loar: Phenomenal States (Second Version)31. Daniel Stoljar: Two Conceptions of the PhysicalC. Modal Arguments32. Saul A. Kripke: Naming and Necessity (Excerpt)33. Christopher S. Hill: Imaginability, Conceivability, Possibility and the Mind-Body Problem (Excerpt)34. Grover Maxwell: Rigid Designators and Mind-Brain Identity (Excerpt)D. The Explanatory Gap35. Joseph Levine: Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap36. Paul M. Churchland: The Rediscovery of Light37. Ned Block and Robert Stalnaker: Conceptual Analysis, Dualism, and the Explanatory Gap38. Colin McGinn: Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?E. Higher-Order Thought and Representationalism39. David M. Rosenthal: Explaining Consciousness40. Fred Dretske: Conscious Experience41. Christopher Peacocke: Sensation and the Content of Experience: A Distinction42. Michael Tye: Visual Qualia and Visual Content Revisited43. Sydney Shoemaker: Introspection and Phenomenal Character3. CONTENTA. The Nature of Intentionality44. Franz Brentano: The Distinction between Mental and Physical Phenomena (Excerpt)45. Roderick M. Chisholm: "Intentional Inexistence" (Excerpt)46. Fred Dretske: A Recipe for Thought47. Ruth Garrett Millikan: Biosemantics48. Robert Brandom: Reasoning and Representing49. Terence Horgan and John Tienson: The Intentionality of Phenomenology and the Phenomenology of IntentionalityB. Propositional Attitudes50. Wilfrid Sellars: Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (Excerpt)51. Jerry A. Fodor: Propositional Attitudes52. Daniel C. Dennett: True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why It Works53. Paul M. Churchland: Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional AttitudesC. Internalism and Externalism54. Hilary Putnam: The Meaning of "Meaning" (Excerpt)55. Tyler Burge: Individualism and the Mental (Excerpt)56. David J. Chalmers: The Components of Content (Revised Version)57. Michael McKinsey: Anti-Individualism and Privileged Access58. Anthony Brueckner: What an Anti-Individualist Knows A Priori59. Andy Clark and David J. Chalmers: The Extended Mind4. MISCELLANEOUS60. Derek Parfit: Reductionism and Personal Identity61. A. J. Ayer: Freedom and Necessity62. Bertrand Russell: Analogy63. John R. Searle: Can Computers Think?

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent volume of essays organized in a way that captures the issues that are most important to contemporary researchers in the field."--Casey O'Callaghan, University of California, Santa Cruz