Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction

Front Cover
Oneworld, Jan 1, 2005 - Philosophy - 204 pages
4 Reviews
"Using straightforward language without sacrificing philosophical depth, this guide outlines the major schools of thought and their different perspectives on consciousness, personal identity, and the mind-body problem. It takes seriously the arguments both for and against dualism - the view that there is a real distinction between mind and body - and is thus the first introductory text to reflect the growing challenge by contemporary philosophers to the dominant materialist doctrine." "Full of examples and scenarios, and featuring a glossary of key terms and chapter by chapter guides to further reading, this is a clearly-written, balanced and up-to-date introduction to one of the most popular fields in modern philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

A very interesting introduction to the philosophy of mind. I recommend pairing it with a beginner's level book from a materialist perspective such as Dennett's Consciousness Explained, or The Mind's I ... Read full review

Review: Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

This book is a great introduction to this fascinating and foundational branch of philosophy. Feser fairly presents the case for and against both a naturalistic and a dualistic understanding of the ... Read full review

Contents

Dualism
15
Materialism
39
Qualia
67
Copyright

6 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Edward Feser is Philosophy Instructor in the Social Sciences Division, Pasadena City College. He is author of On Nozick (2003) and Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction (2005).

Bibliographic information