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Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind - Severin Schroeder

Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

Hardcover Published: 11th January 2001
ISBN: 9780333918715
Number Of Pages: 223
For Ages: 9+ years old

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"Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind " aims to reassess the work of Wittgenstein in terms of its importance to contemporary debates surrounding the philosophy of mind.The first part of this study examines Wittgenstein in the context of current views on the human mind in relation to the body and behavior. The arguments confront the views of Quine and Dennett, as well as functionalism, eliminative materialism, and the current debate about consciousness. The essays that make up the second part focus on a particular psychological concept, thinking, imagining, sensation, knowledge, and reason. This study takes a fresh look at this established thinker and demonstrates both the relevance and power of his arguments in the 21st century.

Prefacep. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. x
Notes on the Contributorsp. xii
Conceptions of the Mindp. 1
Wittgenstein and Quine: Mind, Language and Behaviourp. 3
The Functionalist's Inner Statep. 24
Consciousness: 'The Last Mystery'p. 36
Eliminative Materialismp. 60
Wittgenstein and Dennett on Patternsp. 85
Some Mental Conceptsp. 105
Mental Imageryp. 107
Thought and its Expressionp. 129
Are Reasons Causes? A Wittgensteinian Response to Davidsonp. 150
Knowledge and Self-Knowledgep. 171
Wittgenstein and 'the Whereabouts of Pain'p. 194
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780333918715
ISBN-10: 0333918711
Audience: General
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 11th January 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 14.88  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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