Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Paperback | November 27, 2008

byStephen Yablo

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Thoughts is a collection of twelve essays by Stephen Yablo which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. Yablo offers penetrating discussions of such topics as the relation between the mental and the physical, mental causation, thepossibility of disembodied existence, the relation between conceivability and possibility, varieties of necessity, and issues in the theory of content arising out of the foregoing. The collection represents almost all of Yablo's work on these topics, and features one previously unpublishedpiece.

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Thoughts is a collection of twelve essays by Stephen Yablo which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. Yablo offers penetrating discussions of such topics as the relation between the mental and the physical, mental causation, thepossibility of disembodied existence, the relation b...

Stephen Yablo is Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Real Distinction Between Mind and Body2. Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility?3. Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility?4. Textbook Kripkeanism and the Open Texture of Concepts5. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda6. No Fool's Cold: Notes on Illusions of Possibility7. Beyond Rigidification: The Importance of Being iReally/i Actual8. How in the World?9. Mental Causation10. Singling Out Properties11. Wide Causation12. Causal RelevanceIndex