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Philosophy of Mind : A Contemporary Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

Philosophy of Mind : A Contemporary Introduction Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy series


The book is intended as a reader-friendly introduction to issues in the philosophy of mind, including mental-physical causal interaction, computational models of thought, the relation minds bear to brains, and assorted -isms: behaviorism, dualism, eliminativism, emergentism, functionalism, materialism, neutral monism, and panpsychism.

The Fourth Edition reintroduces a chapter on Donald Davidson and a discussion of `Non-Cartesian Dualism', along with a wholly new chapter on emergence and panpsychism.

A concluding chapter draws together material in earlier chapters and offers what the author regards as a plausible account of the mind's place in nature.

Suggested readings at the conclusion of each chapter have been updated, with a focus on accessible, non-technical material.

Key Features of the Fourth EditionIncludes a new chapter, 'Emergence and Panpsychism' (Chapter 13), reflecting growing interest in these areasReintroduces and updates a chapter on Donald Davidson, 'Radical Interpretation' (Chapter 8), which was excised from the previous editionUpdates 'Descartes' Legacy' (Chapter 3) to include a discussion of E.

J. Lowe's arresting 'Non-Cartesian Dualism', also removed from the previous editionIncludes a highly revised final chapter, which draws together much of the previous material and sketches a plausible account of the mind's place in natureUpdated 'Suggested Reading' lists at the end of each chapter


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages, 41 Line drawings, black and white; 41 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781138581012

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