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The Mind-body Problem : An Opinionated Introduction - D. M. Armstrong

The Mind-body Problem

An Opinionated Introduction

Paperback Published: 9th July 1999
ISBN: 9780813390574
Number Of Pages: 187

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The relation of mind to body has been argued about by philosophers for centuries. "The Mind-Body Problem: An Opinionated Introduction" presents the problem as a debate between materialists about the mind and their opponents. After examining the views of Descartes, Hume and Thomas Huxley the debate is traced through the twentieth century to the present day. The emphasis is always on the arguments used, and the way one position develops from another. By the end of the book the reader is afforded both a grasp of the state of the controversy, and how we got there.

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 7
Notesp. 7
Descartes' Dualismp. 9
Notesp. 24
Readings and References for Descartesp. 25
Hume's Bundle Dualismp. 27
Readings and References for Humep. 39
T. H. Huxley's Epiphenomenalismp. 41
Readings and References for Huxleyp. 52
Ryle's Rejection of Two Realmsp. 55
Readings and References for Rylep. 65
the Identify Theoryp. 67
Readings and References for the Identity Theoryp. 80
the Causal Theory Armstrong and Lewisp. 81
Readings and References for the Causal Theoryp. 88
the Eliminativist Theoryp. 91
Notesp. 99
Readings and References for Eliminativismp. 99
Functionalismp. 101
Readings and References for Functionalismp. 109
Consciousnessp. 111
Readings and References for Consciousnessp. 120
the Sensible Qualitiesp. 121
Notesp. 134
Notesp. 134
Intentionalityp. 137
Readings and References for Intentionalityp. 144
Appendix """"On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata, and Its History"""" by Thomas Huxley [1874]p. 145
Notesp. 166
Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780813390574
ISBN-10: 0813390575
Series: Focus Series (Westview Press).
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 9th July 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1