Vicissitudes of the I

Vicissitudes of the I : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

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Designed for undergraduate courses in the departments of Philosophy, Psychology, and Cognitive Science. Ideal course titles include Philosophy of Mind, Problems of Philosophy, Philosophical Issues in Psychology, and Issues in Cognitive Science.

The author presents the newcomer to philosophy with a comprehensive, theoretical coverage of current topics in a lively, clear, and engaging style.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 151.9 x 225.3 x 8.4mm | 248.82g
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131087215
  • 9780131087217

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with an In Brief and Suggestions for Further Reading section.)

1. The Cartesian I and Other Dualisms.

Cartesian Dualism. Other Forms of Dualism. In Brief. Suggestions for Further Reading.

2. Hume and the Lost I.

No I Contact. The Notion of Identity. Persons and Personal Identity.

3. Getting Along without the I.

Behaviorism. Identity Theory. Functionalism. Artificial Intelligence. Connectionism.

4. Consciousness without an I.

Consciousness. Intentionality. Supervenience.

5. Folk Psychology Meets the I.

Folk Talk. Propositional Attitudes. Belief and Desire.

6. Do I: Really?

Was I Ever Responsible? Qualia Again.



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