The Nature of Mind

The Nature of Mind

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This anthology brings together readings mainly from contemporary philosophers, but also from writers of the past two centuries, on the philosophy of mind. Some of the main questions addressed are: is a human being really a mind in relation to a body; if so, what exactly is this mind and how it is related to the body; and are there any grounds for supposing that the mind survives the disintegration of the body?show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195046714
  • 9780195046717
  • 1,670,515

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In this comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of mind, David Rosenthal has collected the most important and influential recent writings about the nature of mental functioning and the relationship of mind to the rest of reality.show more

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'Where it would really come into its own is as a source-book for a second- or third-year seminar class. As such, I heartily commend it to staff and students alike ... to cram so much valuable material into a single medium-sized volume is such an achievement that it disarms criticism. One can't have one's cake and eat it too.' Cogito, Spring 1992 'splendidly compendious collection ... Certainly anyone who read, and took in, all the material in this book would be in a very strong position indeed if confronted with an undergraduate Finals paper on philosophy of mind. This is by any standard a splendidly edited and presented collection of very important work. It is a book to treasure; to contemplate; to refer to casually at dinner parties; and even, when you're feeling up to it, to read.' Tim Chappell, Wolfson College, Oxford, Philosophy Now 'This anthology contains most of the widely discussed and highly influential articles at the center of present thought in the philosophy of mind. I know no better anthology comprising the current issues in this field ... he has given us a marvelous amount to chew on for quite a while.' Jerome A. Shaffer, University of Connecticutshow more

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