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The Philosophy of Mind By Edited by Brian Beakley

The Philosophy of Mind
by Edited by Brian Beakley

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Bringing together the best classical and contemporary writings in the philosophy of mind and organized by topic, this anthology allows readers to follow the development of thinking in five broad problem areas.
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The Philosophy of Mind: Classical Problems/Contemporary Issues by Edited by Brian Beakley

Bringing together the best classical and contemporary writings in the philosophy of mind and organized by topic, this anthology allows readers to follow the development of thinking in five broad problem areas-the mind/body problem, mental causation, associationism/connectionism, mental imagery, and innate ideas-over 2500 years of philosophy. The writings range from Plato and Descartes to Fodor and the PDP research group, showing how many of the current concerns in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science are firmly rooted in history. The editors have provided helpful introductions to each of the main sections.Readings from: Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, Nicolas Malebranche, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Henry Huxley, William James, Oswald Kulpe, John Watson, jean Piaget, Gilbert Ryle, U.T. Place, Hilary Putnam, Daniel Dennett, Donald Davidson, Jerry Fodor, Roger Shepard, Jacqueline Metzler, Saul Kripke, Ned Block, Noam Chomsky, Stephen Kosslyn, Zenon Pylyshyn, Patricia Churchland, James McClelland, David Rumelhart, Geoffrey Hinton, Paul Smolensky, Seymour Papert.

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About Edited by Brian Beakley


Brian Beakley is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Illinois University. He is the translator of Phenomenology by Jean-Francois Lyotard. Peter Ludlow, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, is the author of Semantics, Tense, and Time: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Natural Language (MIT Press, 1999), among other books, and the editor of Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias (MIT Press, 2001) and High Noon on the Electronic Frontier (MIT Press, 1996).

Table of Contents


Part 1 The mind/body problem: from "Metaphysics" book 7 and "On the Soul", book 2, Aristotle; of sense, Thomas Hobbes; from "Meditations" 2 and 4 from "Reply to objections" 2, Rene Descartes; from "The Principles of Human Knowledge", George Berkeley; of the laws of mind, John Stuart Mill; Descartes' myth, Gilbert Ryle; is consciousness a brain process?, U.T. Place; from "Identity and Necessity", Saul Kripke; from "Language and problems of knowledge", Noam Chomsky; the nature of mental states, Hilary Putnam; reductionism and antireductionism in functionalist theories of mind, Patricia Churchland; troubles with functionalism, Ned Block; philosophy and our mental life, Hilary Putnam. Part 2 Mental causation: from "The Phaedo", Plato; from "Passions of the Soul", Rene Descartes; from "The Union of Soul and Body", Nicolas Malebranche; the nature and communication of substances, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; the third antinomy, Immanuel Kant; on the hypothesis that animals are automata, Thomas Henry Huxley; mental events, Donald Davidson; making mind matter more, Jerry A. Fodor. Part 3 Mental imagery: that the soul never thinks without an image, Thomas Aquinas; of imagination, Thomas Hobbes; from "Meditation" 4 and from "Objection" 4 and "Reply", Rene Descartes; of the ideas of the memory and imagination, David Hume; imagination, William James; the modern psychology of thinking, Oswald Kulpe; image in behaviour, John Watson; "The Theory of Special Status Pictures" and "Imagining", Gilbert Ryle; the nature of images and the introspective trap, Daniel Dennett; mental rotation of three-dimensional objects, Roger Shepard and Jacqueline Metzler; scanning visual mental images - the first phase of the debate, Stephen Kosslyn; tacit knowledge and "Mental Scanning", Zenon W. Pylyshyn; demand characteristics? - the second phase of the debate, Stephen Kosslyn. Part 4 Associationism/connectionism: of the consequence or train of imaginations, Thomas Hobbes; of the association of ideas, John Locke; of the connection or association of ideas, David Hume; the principal investigations of psychology characterized, John Stuart Mill; the elementary law of association, William James; the appeal of parallel distributed processing, James L. McClelland, et al; connectionism and cognitive architecture - a critical analysis, Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn; the constituent structure of connectionist mental states - a repoly to Fodor and Pylyshyn, Paul Smolensky; one AI or many?, Seymour Papert. (Part contents.)

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GOR001948981
The Philosophy of Mind: Classical Problems/Contemporary Issues by Edited by Brian Beakley
Edited by Brian Beakley
A Bradford Book
Used - Good
Paperback
MIT Press Ltd
1992-04-15
464
0262521679
9780262521673
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.