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Philosophy of Mind

A Beginner's Guide

Ian Ravenscroft

March 2005

ISBN: 9780199252541

218 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £30.99

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Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner's Guide is the most accessible introduction to philosophy of mind available. Specifically aimed at students with no background knowledge of the subject, Ravenscroft brings together the basic concepts and major theories of the subject. The text is supported by many pedagogical aids including chapter summaries, a glossary, further reading suggestions and self-assessment questions.

  • This introductory textbook is aimed at students with no background knowledge in the philosophy of mind
  • The organisation of the book into twelve key areas makes this an ideal text for course use
  • Chapter summaries, guides to further reading and questions at the end of each chapter stimulate the student and make this book ideal for seminar discussion

About the Author(s)

Ian Ravenscroft, Flinders University, Australia

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I: What are mental states?
    1:Dualism
    2:Behaviourism
    3:The identity theory
    4:Functionalism
    5:Eliminativism and fictionalism
    Part 2: Mind as machine
    6:The computational theory of mind
    7:Connectionism
    Part 3: Mind in a physical world
    8:Physicalism and supervenience
    9:Content
    10:Mental causation
    Part 4: Consciousness
    11:Varieties of consciousness
    12:Phenomenal consciousness
    Resources
    Glossary
    References
    Index