A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind
January 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
The book is introduced by the editor's substantial Essay on
the Philosophy of Mind which serves as an overview of the
subject, and is closely referenced to the entries in the Companion.
Among the entries themselves are several "self-profiles" by leading
philosophers in the field, including Chomsky, Davidson, Dennett,
Dretske, Fodor, Lewis, Searle and Stalnaker, in which their own
positions within the subject are articulated. In some more complex
areas, more than one author has been invited to write on the same
topic, giving a polarity of viewpoints within the book's overall
All main entries have a full bibliography, and the book is indexed to the high standards set by other volumes in the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series.
An Assay on Mind.
A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind, A-Z.
- Self profiles by leading philosophers including Davidson, Fodor and Searle
- Features extensive cross-referencing and a comprehensive index
- Glossary entries on key terms.
“Overall, A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind is a world-leading resource to guide students and teachers through this challenging but highly rewarding subject.” (Economics & Philosophy Blogspot, 1 August 2013)
'Guttenplan's extended and well-written introductory essay stands on its own as a fine introduction to current philosophy of mind.' -- The Times Literary Supplement