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Philosophy of Mind: A Very Short Introduction


Barbara Gail Montero

May 2020

Very Short Introductions

How do we define consciousness or intentionality? Is the neurophysiology of pain all there is to pain? How do words and mental pictures come to represent things in the world? Do computers think? Barbara Montero tackles these and other thorny issues at the heart of the field of philosophy of mind.

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Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction


Oliver Gloag

October 2019

Very Short Introductions

Albert Camus is one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as a widely read novelist. This book contextualises Camus in his troubled and conflicted times, and analyses the enduring popularity of his major philosophical and literary works in connection with contemporary political, social, and cultural issues.

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Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Susan Blackmore

September 2017

Very Short Introductions

Some of our most burning questions surround consciousness: What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Is consciousness itself an illusion? The rapid rate of developments in brain science continues to open up debate on these issues. This book clarifies the complex arguments and illuminates the major theories on consciousness.

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The Multiple Realization Book


Thomas W. Polger, Lawrence A. Shapiro

July 2016

Thomas W. Polger and Lawrence A. Shapiro offer the first full investigation of multiple realization—the idea that minds can be realized in ways other than the human brain. They cast doubt on the hypothesis and offer an alternative framework for understanding explanations in the cognitive sciences, and in chemistry, biology, and related fields.

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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics


Roger Penrose

April 2016

In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.

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Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction


Jennifer Nagel

September 2014

Very Short Introductions

Human beings naturally desire knowledge. But what is knowledge? Is it the same as having an opinion? Highlighting the major developments in the theory of knowledge from Ancient Greece to the present day, Jennifer Nagel uses a number of simple everyday examples to explore the key themes and current debates of epistemology.

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The Oxford Handbook of the Self


Shaun Gallagher

September 2013

Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of the Self explores a fascinating diversity of questions about our understanding of self from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, ethics, psychology, neuroscience, psychopathology, narrative, and postmodern theories.

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Mind, Brain, and Free Will


Richard Swinburne

January 2013

Richard Swinburne presents a powerful case for substance dualism and libertarian free will. He argues that pure mental and physical events are distinct, and defends an account of agent causation in which the soul can act independently of bodily causes. We are responsible for our actions, and the findings of neuroscience cannot prove otherwise.

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The Moral Psychology Handbook


John M. Doris, The Moral Psychology Research Group

June 2012

The Moral Psychology Handbook offers a comprehensive discussion of how the human mind influences, and is influenced by, human morality. Each chapter is a collaborative effort, covering major issues in moral psychology, written by leading researchers in both philosophy and psychology.

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion


Peter Goldie

April 2012

Oxford Handbooks

This Handbook presents thirty-one state-of-the-art contributions from the most notable writers on philosophy of emotion today. Anyone working on the nature of emotion, its history, or its relation to reason, self, value, or art, whether at the level of research or advanced study, will find the book an unrivalled resource and a fascinating read.

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Reality: A Very Short Introduction


Jan Westerhoff

November 2011

Very Short Introductions

'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science.

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind


Brian McLaughlin, Ansgar Beckermann, Sven Walter

January 2011

Oxford Handbooks

This is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the state of the art in philosophy of mind, a flourishing area of research. An outstanding team of contributors offer 45 new critical surveys of a wide range of topics.

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The Constitution of Agency: Essays on Practical Reason and Moral Psychology


Christine M. Korsgaard

October 2008

Christine M. Korsgaard is one of today's leading moral philosophers: this volume collects ten influential papers by her on practical reason and moral psychology. She draws on the work of such great philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hume, showing how their ideas can inform the solution of contemporary and traditional problems.

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Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide


Ian Ravenscroft

March 2005

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Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology


John Heil

October 2003

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The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration


Peter Goldie

August 2002

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