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Rowlands, Mark

Overview
Works: 47 works in 315 publications in 10 languages and 15,037 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Anecdotes  Introductions  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4708, 179.3
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Animal rights : a philosophical defence by Mark Rowlands( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 2nd edition the author has substantially revised his book throughout, updating the moral arguments and adding a chapter on animal minds. Importantly, rather than being a polemic on animal rights, this book is also a considered and imaginative evaluation of moral theory as explored through the issue of animal rights
The philosopher at the end of the universe : philosophy explained through science fiction films by Mark Rowlands( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book demonstrates how anyone can grasp the basic concepts of philosophy while still holding a bucket of popcorn. Rowlands anchors his discussions in easily understood everyday terms and relates them in a manner easy to identify with.--From publisher description
Body language : representation in action by Mark Rowlands( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Body Language, Mark Rowlands argues that the problem of representation & mdash;how it is possible for one item to represent another & mdash;has been exacerbated by the assimilation of representation to the category of the word. That is, the problem is traditionally understood as one of relating inner to outer & mdash;relating an inner representing item to something extrinsic or exterior to it. Rowlands argues that at least some cases of representation need to be understood not in terms of the word but of the deed. Activity, he claims, is a useful template for thinking about representation; our representing the world consists, in part, in certain sorts of actions that we perform in that world. This is not to say simply that these forms of acting can facilitate representation but that they are themselves representational. These sorts of actions & mdash;which Rowlands calls deeds & mdash;do not merely express or re-present prior intentional states. They have an independent representational status. After introducing the notion of the deed as a "preintentional act," Rowlands argues that deeds can satisfy informational, teleological, combinatorial, misrepresentational, and decouplability constraints & mdash;and so qualify as representational. He puts these principles of representation into practice by examining the deeds involved in visual perception. Representing, Rowlands argues, is something we do in the world as much as in the head. Representing does not stop at the skin, at the border between the representing subject and the world; representing is representational all the way out."--Publisher's website
Animals like us by Mark Rowlands( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorful introduction to animals around the world details physical attributes, geographic distribution, and habitat
The body in mind : understanding cognitive processes by Mark Rowlands( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Mark Rowlands challenges the Cartesian view of the mind as a self-contained monadic entity, and offers in its place a radical externalist or environmentalist model of cognitive processes. Cognition is not something done exclusively in the head, but fundamentally something done in the world. Drawing on both evolutionary theory and a detailed examination of the processes involved in perception, memory, thought and language use, Rowlands argues that cognition is, in part, a process whereby creatures manipulate and exploit relevant objects in their environment."--Jacket
The new science of the mind : from extended mind to embodied phenomenology by Mark Rowlands( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a new way of thinking about the mind that does not locate mental processes exlusively "in the head." Some think that this expanded conception of the mind will be the basis of a new science of the mind. In this book, leading philosopher Mark Rowlands investigates the conceptual foundations of this new science of the mind." "Traditional attempts to study the mind are based on the idea that mental processes--perceiving, remembering, thinking, reasoning--exist in brains; they are often described as "software" realized by the "hardware" of the brain. The new way of thinking about the mind has emerged from the confluence of various disciplines in cognitive science ranging from perceptual and developmental psychology to robotics. It emphasizes the ways in which mental processes are embodied (made up partly of extraneural bodily structures and processes), embedded (designed to function in tandem with the environment), enacted (constituted in part by action), and extended (located in the environment)." "The new way of thinking about the mind, Rowlands writes, is actually an old way of thinking that has taken on new form. Rowlands describes a conception of mind that had its clearest expression in phenomenology--in the work of Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty. He builds on these views, clarifies and renders consistent the ideas of embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended mind, and develops a unified philosophical treatment of the novel conception of the mind that underlies the new science of the mind."--Jacket
The environmental crisis : understanding the value of nature by Mark Rowlands( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollution, deforestation, elimination of species, greenhouse gases, depletion of the ozone layer. These results of human activity are, as most people would agree, undesirable. But why? What is the value of the natural environment that would be lost if this environment were destroyed or seriously degraded? This is the central question of environmental ethics and the focus of this book. This book argues that to properly understand how and why nature can have value requires a radical revision of the way philosophy is understood and practiced
Can animals be moral? by Mark Rowlands( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals, emotions, and moral behavior -- Attributing emotions to animals -- Moral agents, patients, and subjects -- The reflection condition : Aristotle and Kant -- The idiot -- The phenomenology of moral motivation -- Moral motivation and metacognition -- Moral reasons and practice -- Reconstructing normativity and agency -- A cognitive ethologist from Mars
Running with the pack : thoughts from the road on meaning and mortality by Mark Rowlands( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophy professor and avid runner describes the most momentous and powerful runs of his life as a boy in Wales with a pet wolf and later through the swamps of Florida
The nature of consciousness by Mark Rowlands( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Rowlands develops an innovative and radical account of the nature of phenomenal consciousness, with significant consequences for attempts to find a place for it in the natural order. His book will interest a wide range of readers in the philosophy of mind and language, psychology, and cognitive science
Externalism : putting mind and world back together again by Mark Rowlands( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is commonly held that our thoughts, beliefs, desires and feelings - the mental phenomena that we instantiate - are constituted by states and processes that occur inside our head. The view known as externalism, however, denies that mental phenomena are internal in this sense. The mind is not purely in the head. Mental phenomena are hybrid entities that straddle both internal state and processes and things occurring in the outside world. The development of externalist conceptions of the mind is one of the most controversial, and arguably one of the most important, developments in the philosophy of mind in the second half of the twentieth century. Yet, despite its significance most recent work on externalism has been highly technical, clouding its basic ideas and principles. Moreover, very little work has been done to locate externalism within philosophical developments in both analytic and continental traditions. In this book, Mark Rowlands aims to remedy both these problems and present for the reader a clear and accessible introduction to the subject grounded in wider developments in the history of philosophy. Rowlands shows that externalism has significant and respectable historical roots that make it much more important than a specific eruption that occurred in late twentieth-century analytic philosophy
Supervenience and materialism by Mark Rowlands( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything I know I learned from TV : philosophy for the unrepentant couch potato by Mark Rowlands( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Finnish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosopher and the wolf : lessons from the wild on love, death, and happiness by Mark Rowlands( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death. By turns funny (what do you do when your wolf eats your air-conditioning unit?) and poignant, this life-affirming book will make you reappraise what it means to be human
Sci-Phi : philosophy from Socrates to Schwarzenegger by Mark Rowlands( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Philosoph und der Wolf : was ein wildes Tier uns lehrt by Mark Rowlands( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything I know I learned from TV : philosophy explained through our favourite TV shows by Mark Rowlands( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alles wat ik weet, weet ik van tv : filosofie voor zappers by Mark Rowlands( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofische analyses van enkele populaire televisieseries
Zhe xue jia yu lang by Mark Rowlands( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame by Mark Rowlands( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Body language : representation in action
Alternative Names
Mark Rowlands britischer Schriftsteller und Hochschullehrer

Mark Rowlands British philosopher

Mark Rowlands Brits filosoof

Rowlands, M. 1962-

Rowlands, Mark 1962-

롤랜즈, 마크 1962-

ローランズ, マーク

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The philosopher at the end of the universe : philosophy explained through science fiction filmsBody language : representation in actionAnimals like usThe body in mind : understanding cognitive processesThe new science of the mind : from extended mind to embodied phenomenologyThe environmental crisis : understanding the value of natureThe nature of consciousnessExternalism : putting mind and world back together again