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The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind

The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind

Stephen P. Stich, Ted A. Warfield

ISBN: 978-0-631-21775-6

Jan 2003, Wiley-Blackwell

432 pages

In Stock

$54.95

Description

Comprising a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume presents an up-to-date survey of the central themes in the philosophy of mind. It leads the reader through a broad range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Dualism, Emotions, Folk Psychology, Free Will, Individualism, Personal Identity and The Mind-Body Problem.

  • Provides a state of the art overview of philosophy of mind.
  • Contains 16 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars.
  • Each chapter reviews a central issue, examines the current state of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discusses possible futures of the field.
  • Provides a solid foundation for further study.
Contributors.

Introduction.

1. Mind/Body Problem I: Kirk Ludwig.

2. Mind/Body Problem II: William Lycan.

3. Physicalism: Andrew Melnyk.

4. Dualism: Howard Robinson.

5. Consciousness: David Chalmers.

6. Mental Representation: Fred Adams.

7. Cognitive Architecture: Ken Aizawa.

8. Concepts: Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence.

9. Mental Causation: John Heil.

10. Folk Psychology: Stephen P. Stich and Shaun Nichols.

11. Individualism: Robert Wilson.

12. Emotions: Paul Griffiths.

13. Artificial Intelligence: Andy Clark.

14. Philosophy of Mind and the Sciences: John Bickle.

15. Personal Identity: Eric Olson.

16. Free Will: Randolph Clarke.

Index.


  • Provides a state of the art overview of philosophy of mind.

  • Contains 16 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars.

  • Each chapter reviews a central issue, examines the current state of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discusses possible futures of the field.

  • Provides a solid foundation for further study.