Theories of Mind: An Introductory Reader

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Maureen Eckert
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2006 - Philosophy - 270 pages
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Intended for introductory classes focusing on philosophy of mind, Theories of Mind includes readings from primary sources, edited to suit the needs of the beginner. Edited selections focus on vivid examples and counter-examples, and meet the needs of instructors concerned with assigning accessible primary source material that can serve as a foundation for more advanced studies in philosophy.
  

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Contents

Substance Dualism and Its Contemporary Critics
1
Selections from Principles of Philosophy
5
The Concept of Mind
12
Logical Behaviorism
27
Three Views of the Mind
33
Type Identity
35
Functionalism
46
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
51
Is the Brains Mind a Computer?
144
Could a Machine Think?
156
The Practical Requirements for Making a Conscious Robot
165
Consciousness
181
SubjectivityObjectivity
182
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
186
Asymmetries and MindBody Perplexities
199
Knowing What Its Like
211

Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications
75
The MindBody Problem
81
Troubles with Functionalism
97
Epiphenomenal Qualia
102
Eliminativist Materialism
113
Eliminative Materialism
115
True Believers The Intentional Strategy and Why it Works
122
I am Johns Brain
134
Artificial Intelligence
141
Materialist and AntiReductionist
213
Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness
224
Rethinking the MindBody Problem
250
Glossary
257
Index
261
About the Author
265
About the Contributors
267
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Maureen Eckert is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She is co-editor of Philosophical Horizons: Introductory Readings and Knowledge and Reality: Classic and Contemporary Readings

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