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Minds and Bodies : An Introduction with Readings - Robert Wilkinson

Minds and Bodies

An Introduction with Readings

Paperback Published: 28th September 2000
ISBN: 9780415212403
Number Of Pages: 256

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Minds and Bodies is a clear introduction to the mind-body problem. It requires no prior philosophical knowledge and is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and philosophy of mind.
Robert Wilkinson carefully introduces the fundamental components of the philosophy of mind: Descartes's dualist account of mind and body; monist views including eliminativism; computer science and artificial intelligence. Each chapter is linked to a reading from key thinkers in the field, from Descartes to Paul Churchland.

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"Written in a clear, unintimidating style.Wilkinson covers the major positions and arguments in the field, but he does more than simply catalog them: he carefully guides the reader through this often difficult territory." -David Robb, Davidson College

Introduction
Dualism
Monism
Artificial Intelligence
Conclusion
Readings
'Meditation I' Ren© Descartes
'Meditation II' Ren© Descartes
'Meditation VI' Ren© Descartes
'The passions of the soul', Part I, Articles 30, 31, 32, 34 Ren© Descartes
'Sensations and brain processes'
'The mind-body problem' Sydney Shoemaker
'Eliminative materialism and the propositional attitudes'
'Is the brain's mind a computer program?'
'Consciousness and the objective reality' Thomas Nagel Revision Test Answers to the Revision Test
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415212403
ISBN-10: 0415212405
Series: Philosophy and the Human Situation
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 17.4  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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