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Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies #8: Mind and Cognition: An Anthologyby William G. Lycan
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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.
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.
Part I: Ontology: The Identity Theory and Functionalism:.
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.
6. Mental Events: Donald Davidson.
Homuncular and Teleological Functionalism.
7. The Continuity of Levels of Nature: William G. Lycan.
Part II: Intentionality:.
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.
The Language of Thought and Computationalism.
12. Why There Has to Be and How There Could Be a Private
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