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Publisher Comments:

This is a straightforward, elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy. The general aim is to provide a clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of mind. Part I discusses the Cartesian dualist view which many find initially appealing, and contains a careful examination of arguments for and against. Part II introduces the broadly functionalist type of physicalism which has Aristotelian roots. This approach is developed to yield accounts of perception, action, belief and desire, and the emerging theory of the mind is compared at each stage with rival historical and contemporary views. In Part III the functionalist approach is further explored in giving analyses of sensation, thought and freedom of will. The discussions throughout are exceptionally clear, and the writing uncomplicated, to make available to the students a wealth of detailed argument in the philosophy of mind.

Synopsis:

A clear introduction to the main issues arising in the philosophy of the mind is provided through this straightforward elementary textbook for beginning students of philosophy.

Synopsis:

The discussions throughout this book are exceptionally clear, and the writing uncomplicated, to make available to the students a wealth of detailed argument in the philosophy of mind.

Table of Contents

Preface; Analytical table of contents; 1. Dualism, for and against; 2. Towards a better theory of the mind; 3. Sensation, thought and freedom; Chronological table; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521312509
With:
Jones, O. R.
Author:
Jones, O. R.
Author:
Smith, Peter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Philosophy of mind
Subject:
Dualism
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy of mind Philosophy of mind
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
publication 80
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.94x5.99x.57 in. .90 lbs.

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