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Philosophy of mind : classical and contemporary readings

Author: David John Chalmers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
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A comprehensive collection of readings in the philosophy of mind, ranging from Descartes to the leading edge of the discipline. The selections in this work cover foundations, the nature of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David John Chalmers
ISBN: 0195145801 9780195145809 019514581X 9780195145816
OCLC Number: 464323179
Description: xii, 675 s. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. FOUNDATIONS; A. DUALISM; 1. Meditations on First Philosophy (II and VI); 2. Passions of the Soul (Excerpt); 3. On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata, and Its History (Excerpt); 4. An Unfortunate Dualist; B. BEHAVIORISM; 5. Descartes' Myth; 6. Psychology in Physical Language (Excerpt); 7. Brains and Behavior; C. THE IDENTITY THEORY; 8. Is Consciousness a Brain Process?; 9. Sensations and Brain Processes; 10. The "Mental" and the "Physical" (Excerpt); D. FUNCTIONALISM; 11. The Nature of Mental States; 12. The Causal Theory of the Mind; 13. Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications; 14. Troubles with Functionalism (Excerpt); 15. Pseudonormal Vision: An Actual Case of Qualia Inversion?; E. OTHER PSYCHOPHYSICAL RELATIONS; 16. Mechanism and Its Alternatives (Excerpt); 17. Mental Events; 18. Special Sciences; 19. Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction; 20. From Supervenience to Superdupervenience: Meeting the Demands of a Material World (Excerpt); 21. Finding the Mind in the Natural World; F. MENTAL CAUSATION; 22. The Many Problems of Mental Causation (Excerpt); 23. Mental Causation; 2. CONSCIOUSNESS; A. GENERAL; 24. Concepts of Consciousness; 25. What Is It Like to Be a Bat?; 26. Quining Qualia; 27. Consciousness and Its Place in Nature; B. THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT; 28. Epiphenomenal Qualia; 29. What Experience Teaches; 30. Phenomenal States (Second Version); 31. Two Conceptions of the Physical; C. MODAL ARGUMENTS; 32. Naming and Necessity (Excerpt); 33. Imaginability, Conceivability, Possibility, and the Mind-Body Problem (Excerpt); 34. Rigid Designators and Mind-Brain Identity (Excerpt); D. THE EXPLANATORY GAP; 35. Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap; 36. The Rediscovery of Light; 37. Conceptual Analysis, Dualism, and the Explanatory Gap; 38. Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?; E. HIGHER-ORDER THOUGHT AND REPRESENTATIONALISM; 39. Explaining Consciousness; 40. Conscious Experience; 41. Sensation and the Content of Experience: A Distinction; 42. Visual Qualia and Visual Content Revisited; 43. Introspection and Phenomenal Character; 3. CONTENT; A. THE NATURE OF INTENTIONALITY; 44. The Distinction between Mental and Physical Phenomena (Excerpt); 45. "Intentional Inexistence" (Excerpt); 46. A Recipe for Thought; 47. Biosemantics; 48. Reasoning and Representing; 49. The Intentionality of Phenomenology and the Phenomenology of Intentionality; B. PROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDES; 50. Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (Excerpt); 51. Propositional Attitudes; 52. True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why It Works; 53. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes; C. INTERNALISM AND EXTERNALISM; 54. The Meaning of "Meaning" (Excerpt); 55. Individualism and the Mental (Excerpt); 56. The Components of Content (Revised Version); 57. Anti-individualism and Privileged Access; 58. What an Anti-individualist Knows A Priori; 59. The Extended Mind; 4. MISCELLANEOUS; 60. Reductionism and Personal Identity; 61. Freedom and Necessity; 62. Analogy; 63. Can Computers Think?
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