Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction

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Taylor & Francis, May 7, 2004 - Philosophy - 280 pages
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Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible survey of main themes, positions and debates in philosophy of mind. John Heil introduces and discusses the major topics in succinct, user-friendly, self-contained chapters:

* Cartesian dualism
* Descartes's legacy
* non-Cartesian dualism
* behaviorism
* the identity theory
* functionalism
* the representational theory of mind
* qualia
* radical interpretation
* the intentional stance
* eliminativism
* property dualism
* mind and metaphysics
* the mind's place in nature

This revised and updated edition includes expanded chapters on eliminativism, qualia, and the representational theory of mind, and an entirely new chapter on property dualism. There are annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, updated to include recent material and internet resources.

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This book provided me with exactly what I was looking for- a detailed introduction to the various theories of mind which are circulating among contemporary philosophers. Heil provides his opinion of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Heil does an admirable job of presenting in a fairly clear fashion the major schools of thought in the philosophy of mind. Beware that he does have his own views and presents them unapologetically in ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

John Heil is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University, US, and Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia. His previous publications include The Nature of True Minds (1992) and From an Ontological Perspective (2003).

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