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Introducing Persons : Theories and Arguments in the Philosophy of the Mind - Peter Carruthers

Introducing Persons

Theories and Arguments in the Philosophy of the Mind

Paperback Published: 24th July 1986
ISBN: 9780415045124
Number Of Pages: 276

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Available in paperback, "Introducing Persons" aims to bring the reader to think about some of the most central and interesting issues in the philosophy of the mind. Some of the topics include: the problem of other minds; arguments both for and against the existence of the soul; a discussion of the bundle-theory of the mind; behaviorism; functionalism; mind/brain identity; personal identity; and the possibility of after-life. Throughout, the emphasis is on the arguments for and against the various theories considered, with readers also being encouraged to criticize for themselves.

""Introducing Persons is an excellent book--an unfailingly lucid and succinct introduction to the philosophy of mind, rigorously argued, comprehensive and up-to-date . . . the clearest and fullest presentation of the materialist's case available today." -"Times Literary Supplement, 1987 "Simple and straight forward enough to be accessible to the beginning student, yet his arguments have enough originality to interest the old hand." -"Philosophical Quarterly, 1988 "Carruthers has written a clear and interesting book which captures much of the excitement and difficulty of the problems he discusses. Its effect may well be to lead a sharper-focused scepticism about some of the currently fashionable views which he adopts. This in itself is no small achievement." -"Philosophical Books, 1988

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Myself and Othersp. 5
The Problem of Other Mindsp. 7
Immaterial Personsp. 37
Dualism: Body and Soulp. 39
Identity and the Soulp. 68
States of Mindp. 99
Mind and Behaviourp. 101
Mind and Brainp. 131
Privacy and Meaningp. 157
Material Personsp. 187
After-Life for Materialistsp. 189
Boundaries of Personsp. 220
Retrospectp. 250
Bibliography of Collected Papersp. 254
Glossaryp. 255
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780415045124
ISBN-10: 0415045126
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 24th July 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.12 x 15.49  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1