Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction

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Oneworld, Jan 1, 2005 - Philosophy - 204 pages
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"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.

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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

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Good discussion of dualism, materialism and Thomist views on soul-body relationship. Read full review



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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).

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