Contemporary debates in philosophy of mind

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Blackwell Pub., Sep 20, 2007 - Fiction - 388 pages
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Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind showcases the leading contributors to the field, debating the major questions in philosophy of mind today.

  • Comprises 20 newly commissioned essays on hotly debated issues in the philosophy of mind
  • Written by a cast of leading experts in their fields, essays take opposing views on 10 central contemporary debates
  • A thorough introduction provides a comprehensive background to the issues explored
  • Organized into three sections which explore the ontology of the mental, nature of the mental content, and the nature of consciousness

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Cognitive Content and Propositional Attitude Attributions Gabriel Segal
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There Is No Viable Notion of Narrow Content Sarah Sawyer
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Externalism and Privileged Access Are Consistent Anthony Brueckner
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Brian P. McLaughlin is Professor and Chair in the philosophy department at Rutgers University. He has published widely in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and is the co-editor of the classic collection on the philosophy of Donald Davidson, Actions and Events: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson (Blackwell, 1988), editor of Dretske and His Critics (Blackwell, 1991) and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind.

Jonathan Cohen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He is the the author of numerous papers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and perception. Much of his recent work has focused on the metaphysics of color properties.

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