Contemporary Philosophy of Mind
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BeschreibungAn introduction to contemporary debates in the philosophy of mind. In particular, the book focuses on the controversial "eliminativist" and "instrumentalist" attacks on the ordinary concept of mind. In so doing, the author offers an explication and defence of "mental realism".
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface. Introduction. 1. Problems and Preliminaries. 2. The Temptations to Dualism. 3. Eliminativism: Philosophical Issues. 4. Eliminativism: Empirical Issues. 5. Mentalism: Pre-Functionalist Views. 6. Functionalism: Commonalities. 7. Functionalism: Differences. 8. CRTT: Computation (Meeting Descartes' Challenge). 9. CRTT: Representation (Meeting Brentano's Challenge). Replies to Common Objectives. Further Capacities (Meeting Levine's Challenge).
PortraitGeorges Rey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. In addition to publishing numerous articles in the philosophy of mind, he is co-editor (with Barry Loewer) of "Meaning and Mind" (Blackwell, 1992).
Pressestimmen"This is an excellent introduction to contemporary issues in the metaphysics of mind, covering all the major twentieth century theories of mind and most of the questions and arguments that have occupied us for the past few decades. It is clearly and engagingly written, full of illuminating examples, wise warnings, and provocative arguments." William G. Lycan, University of North Carolina "By covering a wide range of topics in a lively and entertaining style, Rey has written a book that is ideal for student use." Kenneth Taylor, Stanford University
Untertitel: 'Making Contemporary Britain Se'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten