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Philosophy of Mind : A Beginner's Guide - Ian Ravenscroft

Philosophy of Mind

A Beginner's Guide

Paperback Published: 10th March 2005
ISBN: 9780199252541
Number Of Pages: 218

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Designed specifically for students with no background knowledge in the subject, this accessible introduction covers all of the basic concepts and major theories in the philosophy of mind. Topics discussed include dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalism, the computational theory of mind, connectionism, physicalism, mental causation, and consciousness. The text is enhanced by chapter summaries, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and self-assessment questions.

Introduction Part I: What are mental states? 1: Dualism 2: Behaviourism 3: The identity theory 4: Functionalism 5: Eliminativism and fictionalism Part 2: Mind as machine 6: The computational theory of mind 7: Connectionism Part 3: Mind in a physical world 8: Physicalism and supervenience 9: Content 10: Mental causation Part 4: Consciousness 11: Varieties of consciousness 12: Phenomenal consciousness Resources Glossary References Index

ISBN: 9780199252541
ISBN-10: 0199252548
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 10th March 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.34

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