Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

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This book explores a range of issues in the philosophy of mind, with the mind-body problem as the main focus. It serves as a stimulus to the reader to engage with the problems of the mind and try to come to terms with them, and examines Descartes's mind-body dualism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.57mm | 522g
  • Westview Press Inc
  • Oxford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 0813344581
  • 9780813344584
  • 94,460

Table of contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Mind as Immaterial Substance -- Mind and Behavior -- Mind as the Brain -- Mind as a Computing Machine -- Mind as a Causal System -- Mental Causation -- Mental Content -- What Is Consciousness? -- Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem
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Review quote

"Kim's book is the best general survey of metaphysics of mind. It brims with arresting arguments and lucid points of exposition. Kim's own philosophical judgment is not suppressed, but he gives sympathetic accounts of opposing views. Perhaps no other text accessible to undergraduates is so often consulted by professional philosophers. Most chapters have been augmented in this third edition, but its most distinctive feature is its expanded discussion of consciousness." -Bernard W. Kobes, Arizona State University Praise for Previous Editions: "Like the highly acclaimed earlier edition, this book provides an extremely useful, state-of-the-art introduction to the philosophy of mind. Thanks to his incomparably lucid style, the author is able to discuss the issues at greater depth than is generally attempted in an introductory text, thus also providing a very accessible introduction to his own challenging and influential views on the mind-body problem. Really a wonderful book, useful to students and researchers alike." -Ausonio Marras, University of Western Ontario "An introductory survey to philosophy of mind, this work is impressive equally for its clarity and depth as an overview and its forcefulness as an original contribution to its subject." -Choice
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About Jaegwon Kim

Jaegwon Kim is William Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. He is the author of Supervenience and Mind Mind in a Physical World Physicalism, or Something Near Enough Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind and many important papers on the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of science.
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