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Contemporary debates in philosophy of mind / edited by Brian McLaughlin and Johnathan Cohen
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BD418.3 .C656 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Philosophy of mind
Physical Description xx, 388 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Mental content -- Is there a viable notion of narrow mental content? -- Cognitive content and propositional attitude attributions / Gabriel Segal -- There is no viable notion of narrow content / Sarah Sawyer -- Is externalism about mental content compatible with privileged access? -- Externalism and privileged access are consistent / Anthony Brueckner -- Externalism and privileged access are inconsistent / Michael McKinsey -- Is the intentional essentially normative? -- Normativism defended / Ralph Wedgwood -- Resisting normativism in psychology / Georges Rey -- Is there non-conceptual content? -- The revenge of the given / Jerry Fodor -- Are there different kinds of content? / Richard G. Heck, Jr.-- Physicalism -- Is non-reductive materialism viable? -- Everybody has got it: a defense of non-reductive materialism / Louise Antony -- The evolving fortunes of eliminative materialism / Paul M. Churchland -- Should physicalists be a priori physicalists? -- A priori physicalism / Frank Jackson -- On the limits of a priori physicalism / Brian P. McLaughlin -- Is there an unresolved problem of mental causation? -- Causation and mental causation / Jaegwon Kim -- Mental causation, or something near enough / Barry Loewer -- The place of consciousness in nature -- Is consciousness ontologically emergent from the physical? -- Dualist emergentism martine / Nida-Rmelin -- Against ontologically emergent consciousness / David Braddon-Mitchell -- Are phenomenal characters and intentional contents of experiences identical? -- New troubles for the qualia freak / Michael Tye -- A case for qualia / Sydney Shoemaker -- Is awareness of our mental acts a kind of perceptual consciousness? -- All consciousness is perceptual / Jesse Prinz -- Mental action and self-awareness / Christopher Peacocke
Summary Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind showcases the leading contributors to the field, debating the major questions in philosophy of mind today. Ten pairs of specially written essays present substantially opposed perspectives on topics including narrow content, externalism and privileged access, normativity, mental causation, consciousness, qualia, and emergentism. Taken together, the essays provide an engaging and dynamic presentation of the contemporary contours of philosophy of mind, ideal for undergraduate and graduate course use. Book jacket
Series Contemporary debates in philosophy ; 8
Alternate Author McLaughlin, Brian P
Cohen, Jonathan D., 1971-

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