Problems in Mind: Readings in Contemporary Philosophy of Mind
This anthology focuses on four central issues animating the current philosophy of mind: mind/body, mental content, mental causation, and consciousness. The editor’s introductory essays provide a context for each article and where the article leads; reading questions help focus attention on crucial aspects of the selection, providing landmarks as students navigate the readings.
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THE NATURE OF MIND
Nature of Necessity
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