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Mind's Landscape: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

ISBN: 978-0-631-20218-9
368 pages
September 2000, Wiley-Blackwell


Mind's Landscape is an engaging introduction to the philosophical study of mind and an elegantly persuasive account of how best to understand the nature of mental phenomena. It serves as both a text and as a contribution to the philosophy of mind. Its engaging narrative style will appeal to students, instructors, and general readers alike.
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Table of Contents



Part I: Surveying the Territory:.

1. The Mental Landscape.

Part II: Digging Deeper: .

2. Attitude, Experience and Act.

3. Folk Psychology and Folk.

4. The Marks of the Mental.

Part III: Bedrock: .

5. Science and the Mind.

6. Identity.

7. Functionalism.

8. Objections.

9. Division and Elimination.

Further Reading.


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Author Information

Samuel Guttenplan is a Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of The Languages of Logic (second edition. Blackwell, 1997), editor of A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind (Blackwell, 1994) and executive editor of the journal Mind & Language.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Addresses central topics in contemporary philosophy of mind.

* Written in clear and engaging narrative prose.
* Using careful analysis and argument guides and engages readers with a central metaphor of the mind as landscape.
* Advances a well-developed theory of mind without assuming a background in philosophy.
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"This book is genuinely thought-provoking and enjoyable to read. It is clearly written by a well-informed philosopher and it is beautifully organized in a way that leads the novice naturally from basic questions to technical issues in philosophy of mind." Lynne Rudder Baker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"A reliable up-to-date introductory survey of contemporary discussion in the field" Michael Morris, University of Sussex, THES, 1/6/01

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