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The Philosophy of Mind By Dale Jacquette

The Philosophy of Mind by Dale Jacquette

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Suitable for use on undergraduate courses, this work presents an introduction to the philosophy of mind. It covers the key topics and debates in the philosophy of mind. It offers a defence of property dualism as an alternative solution to the mind-body problem, instead of the mainstream eliminativist and reductivist strategies.

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The Philosophy of Mind: The Metaphysics of Consciousness by Dale Jacquette

This work offers a clear and accessible introduction to the philosophy of mind, ideal for use on undergraduate courses. In "The Philosophy of Mind: The Metaphysics of Consciousness", Dale Jacquette provides students and professionals with a concise and accessible overview of this fascinating subject. The book covers all the key topics and debates in the philosophy of mind and introduces the full range of choices available in approaching the mind-body problem. Exploring classical and contemporary texts, the book surveys the subject's historical background and current applications. Crucially, Jacquette offers a defence of property dualism as an alternative solution to the mind-body problem, instead of the mainstream eliminativist and reductivist strategies.Clearly structured and featuring useful diagrams, study questions and advice on further reading, the book is ideal for classroom use. Fully revised, updated and expanded to meet the needs of a new generation of philosophy students, this second edition is the ideal companion to the study of the philosophy of mind.

About Dale Jacquette

Dale Jacquette is Senior Professorial Chair in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is the author of The Philosophy of Schopenhauer (Acumen, 2005), Pathways in Philosophy (OUP, 2004), Ontology (Acumen, 2002) and Six Philosophical Appetizers (McGraw-Hill, 2001), and editor of Philosophy of Logic (Elsevier, 2007), The Cambridge Companion to Brentano (CUP, 2004) and A Companion to Philosophical Logic (Blackwell, 2002).

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: The Ontology of Mind; 1. Dualisms of Mental and Physical Phenomena; 2. Elimination and Reduction Strategies for the Concept of Mind: Behaviorism, Materialism, Functionalism; 3. Artificial Intelligence: Mechanism, Minds and Machines; 4. Intentionality and the Nature of Thought; 5. Qualia, Consciousness and Intentionality; 6. Metaphysics of Mental Causation; 7. Analysis of Collective Intentionality and the Concept of Social Institutions; 8. The Dignity of Mind; Afterword: The Challenge of Intentionalism; Further Reading.

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GOR008299666
9780826499189
082649918X
The Philosophy of Mind: The Metaphysics of Consciousness by Dale Jacquette
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2009-04-23
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