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Philosophy of mind : classical and contemporary readings

Author: David John Chalmers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive collection of readings in the philosophy of mind, ranging from Descartes to the leading edge of the discipline. Extensive selections 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?
Responsibility: David J. Chalmers
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