Thoughts : Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

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Thoughts is a collection of twelve essays by Stephen Yablo which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. Yablo offers penetrating discussions of such topics as the relation between the mental and the physical, mental causation, the possibility of disembodied existence, the relation between conceivability and possibility, varieties of necessity, and issues in the theory of content arising out of the
foregoing. The collection represents almost all of Yablo's work on these topics, and features one previously unpublished piece.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 155 x 233 x 19mm | 507g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199266476
  • 9780199266470
  • 1,067,949

Table of contents

Preface ; Acknowledgements ; 1. The Real Distinction Between Mind and Body ; 2. Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility? ; 3. Textbook Kripkeanism and the Open Texture of Concepts ; 4. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ; 5. No Fool's Cold: Notes on Illusions of Possibility ; 6. Beyond Rigidification: The Importance of Being Really Actual ; 7. How in the World? ; 8. Mental Causation ; 9. Singling Out Properties ; 10. Wide Causation ; 11. Causal Relevance: Mental, Moral and Epistemic ; Index
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This book collects together eleven rich and rewarding articles by Stephen Yablo. * Stephan Leuenberger, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
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About Stephen Yablo

Stephen Yablo is Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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