Identity, Cause and Mind: Expanded Edition - Philosophical Essays
By: Sydney Shoemaker (author)Paperback
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This is an expanded edition of Sydney Shoemaker's seminal collection of his work on interrelated issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. It reproduces all of the original papers, many of which are now regarded as classics, and includes four papers published since the first edition appeared in 1984. Themes include the nature of self-knowledge and self-reference, personal identity, persistence over time, properties, mental states, and perceptual experience. A number of the papers, including 'Self-Reference and Self-Awareness', 'Persons and Their Pasts', 'Causality and Properties', and 'The Inverted Spectrum', have remained at the centre of discussion of their topics. Several of the essays in the original collection discuss the ways in which causal considerations enter into the individuation of properties, and three of the added essays - 'Causal and Metaphysical Necessity', 'Realization and Mental Causation', and 'On What There Are' - deal with related themes. The neo-Lockean view of personal identity presented in 'Persons and Their Pasts' is developed with a different emphasis in the added paper 'Self and Substance'.
Identity, Cause, and Mind's reappearance will be warmly welcomed by scholars and students alike.
Preface to the Second Edition ; 1. Self-reference and self-awareness ; 2. Persons and their pasts ; 3. Time without change ; 4. On projecting the unprojectible ; 5. Conceptual connections and other minds ; 6. Embodiment and behavior ; 7. Immortality and dualism ; 8. Phenomenal similarity ; 9. Functionalism and qualia ; 10. Causality and properties ; 11. Identity, properties, and causality ; 12. Some varieties of functionalism ; 13. On an argument for dualism ; 14. Absent qualia are impossible - a reply to Block ; 15. The inverted spectrum ; 16. On what there are ; 17. Self and substance ; 18. Causal and metaphysical necessity ; 19. Realization and mental causation ; References ; Index
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