The philosophy of mind and cognition has been transformed by recent advances in what is loosely called cognitive science. This book is a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to and account of that transformation, in which the many strands in contemporary cognitive science are brought together into a coherent philosophical picture of the mind.
The book begins with discussions of the pre-history of contemporary philosophy of mind - dualism, behaviourism, and early versions of the identity theory of mind - and moves through discussions of functionalism in autonomy of psychology, to topics such as eliminative materialism, individualism and the problems of content and representation.
The synoptic nature of the discussion makes it ideal as the foundation of an undergraduate course in the philosophy of mind.
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This is a fully revised and updated edition of David Braddon-Mitchell and Frank Jacksonrsquo;s popular and respected introduction to philosophy of mind and cognition. The revisions are designed to make the volume even more useful for teachers and students, and to keep it current, ensuring that the most recent developments in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science are brought together into a coherent, accessible whole. New material includes: a section on some of Descartesrsquo; famous objections to materialism along with a discussion of the objection from Gouml;del's theorem; substantial additions to the discussion of qualia including a discussion of representationalist accounts of experience and of the zombie argument; additional coverage of the view that psychology is autonomous; a new substantial chapter on connectionism and its bearing on the language of thought debate; and much more.About the Author:
David Braddon-Mitchell is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Auckland. Frank Jackson is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University.
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0631191682
Descrizione libro Blackwell Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0631191682
Descrizione libro Blackwell Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110631191682