An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Souls, Science and Human Beings

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Souls, Science and Human Beings

By: David Cockburn (author)Paperback

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The book is an introduction to the philosophy of mind. While a number of such introductions are available, this book differs from others in that, while rejecting the dualist approach associated in particular with Descartes, it also casts serious doubt on the forms of materialism that now dominate English language philosophy. Drawing in particular on the work of Wittgenstein, a central place is given to the importance of the notion of a human being in our thought about ourselves and others.

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DAVID COCKBURN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is author of Other Human Beings and Other Times, and editor of Human Beings.


Acknowledgements Preface Analytical Table of Contents Descartes: The Self and the World The Cartesian Soul and the Paranormal Other Minds Mind and Behaviour The Material Mind Mental Causation, Supervenience and Physicalism Human Beings The Identity of the Self Freedom and Science Postscript: The Self and the World Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 24/04/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780333961223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 175
  • ID: 9780333961223
  • weight: 232
  • ISBN10: 0333961226

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