What is your mind? How is it related to your body? What is the effect of artificial intelligence and information technology? These and many other issues are explored in TEACH YOURSELF PHILOSOPHY OF MIND.
- Investigate ideas about the mind, from ancient Greece to present-day cognitive science.
- Explore the concepts of memory and free will.
- Consider issues relating the mind to religion and artistic creativity.
- Examine the impact of information technology on our understanding of the mind and the way it works.
MEL THOMPSON (Essex, England) is a freelance writer and editor, specialising in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics. He has written and edited many other books, including others in the Teach Yourself range.
Introduction 1. From the Greeks to the 16th century 2. Dualism and its alternatives 3. Cognitive science 4. Mind and the theory of knowledge 5. Personal identity and memory 6. Knowledge of other minds 7. Free will and action 8. Consciousness 9. The creative mind Glossary Taking it further: reading and websites Index