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Thought: A Very Short Introduction By Tim Bayne (Professor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester)

Thought: A Very Short Introduction
by Tim Bayne (Professor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester)

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In this lively Very Short Introduction, Tim Bayne looks at the nature of thought. Exploring questions such as 'What are thoughts?' and 'How is thought realized in the brain?', he draws on research in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology to look at what we know - and don't know - about the capacity for thought.
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Thought: A Very Short Introduction by Tim Bayne (Professor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester)

There is no denying that thinking comes naturally to human beings. But what are thoughts? How is thought realized in the brain? Does thinking occur in public or is it a purely private affair? Do young children and non-human animals think? Is human thought the same everywhere, or are there culturally specific modes of thought? What is the relationship between thought and language? What kind of responsibility do we have for our thoughts? In this compelling Very Short Introduction, Tim Bayne looks at the nature of thought. Beginning with questions about what thought is and what distinguishes it from other kinds of mental states, he goes on to examine various interpretations of thought from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology. By exploring the logical structures of thought and the relationship between thought and other mental phenomena, as well as the mechanisms that make thought possible and the cultural variations that may exist in our thought processes, Bayne looks at what we know - and don't know - about our great capacity for thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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About Tim Bayne (Professor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester)


Tim Bayne is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He has taught at the University of Canterbury, Macquarie University, and the University of Oxford. His main interests are in the philosophy of psychology, with a particular focus on consciousness. A native of New Zealand, he divides his time between Manchester and Geneva.

Table of Contents


1. What is thought? ; 2. The mechanical mind ; 3. The inner sanctum ; 4. Of brutes and babes ; 5. 'They don't think like we do' ; 6. Thought gone wrong ; 7. The ethics of thought ; 8. The limits of thought

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Thought: A Very Short Introduction by Tim Bayne (Professor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester)
Tim Bayne (Professor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2013-01-31
144
0199601720
9780199601721
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