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Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies #8: Mind and Cognition: An Anthology

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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1990, Mind and Cognition: An Anthology is now firmly established as a popular teaching apparatus for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mind.

  • Brings together the most important classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of mind and cognition

  • Completely revised and updated throughout, in response to feedback from teachers in the field

  • Now includes 20 new readings

  • Each updated part opens with a brief, synoptic introduction to the individual field and a comprehensive further reading list

  • Each section also includes three to four of the most influential papers that have been written in the philosophy of mind over the last 40 years

Synopsis:

First published in 1990, Mind and Cognition: An Anthologyis now firmly established as a popular teaching apparatus for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mind.

About the Author

William G. Lycan is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published widely in the field of philosophy of mind and language. His publications include Consciousness (1987), Judgement and Justification (1988), and Consciousness and Experience (1996).

Jesse J. Prinz is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He works primarily in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. His books include Furnishing the Mind: Concepts and Their Perceptual Basis (2002), Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion (2004), and The Emotional Construction of Morals (2007).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Ontology: The Identity Theory and Functionalism:.

Introduction.

Behaviorism.

1. Excerpt from About Behaviorism: B. F. Skinner.

The Identity Theory and Machine Functionalism.

2. Is Consciousness a Brain Process?: U. T. Place.

Causal and Functionalist Views.

3. The Causal Theory of Mind: D. M. Armstrong.

4. The Nature of Mental States: Hilary Putnam.

5. Troubles with Functionalism (excerpt): Ned Block.

Anomalous Monism.

6. Mental Events: Donald Davidson.

Homuncular and Teleological Functionalism.

7. The Continuity of Levels of Nature: William G. Lycan.

Part II: Intentionality:.

Introduction.

Psychosemantics.

8. Information and Representation: Jerry A. Fodor.

9. Biosemantics: Ruth Garrett Millikan.

10. A Guide to Naturalizing Semantics (excerpt): Barry Loewer.

Other Approaches to Intentionality.

11. Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality: Robert Brandom.

Part III: The Computational Theory of Mind and Artificial Intelligence.

Introduction.

The Language of Thought and Computationalism.

12. Why There Has to Be and How There Could Be a Private

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405157841
Subtitle:
An Anthology
Author:
Lycan, William G.
Editor:
Prinz, Jesse J.
Author:
Prinz, Jesse J.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy of mind
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Jerry A. Fodor.<p>13. Which Language Do We Think With?: Peter Carruthers.<p>Artificial Intelligence.<p>14. Semantic Engines: An Introduction to Mind Design: John Haugeland.<p>15. Can Computers Think?: John R. Searle.<p><b>Part IV: Eliminativism, Neur
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
254 x 180.3 x 52.3 mm 59 oz

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