What is a Mind?: An Integrative Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

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Hackett Publishing, 2000 - Philosophy - 274 pages
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Designed for a first course in the philosophy of mind, this book has several distinctive features. Unlike any other book of its kind, it offers extensive treatment of the emotions and of the problem of other minds. Throughout the text insights from other relevant disciplines--psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology, computer science--are integrated into a philosophical framework. A section is devoted to a concise discussion of the factors to consider when assessing any theory. An ongoing series of Notes on Terminology explains each of the technical terms used. Each chapter is followed by a list of Issues for Discussion, and Suggested Research Projects--short, focused assignments that introduce the reader to materials of interest outside the text.

 

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Contents

What Does It Mean to Be Conscious?
54
Where Do Emotions Fit?
96
What Is a Self?
159
Could a Machine Have a Mind?
189
How Do We Link Behavior to Mental States?
222
Some Comparisons and Contrasts
256
Some Additional Resources
259
Consciousness
261

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Suzanne Cunningham is Professor of Philosophy Emerita, Loyola University of Chicago.

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