This is a comprehensive reference guide to current research in Philosophy of Mind, assembled by an international team of leading scholars in the discipline. From new questions concerning qualia, representation, embodiment and cognition to fresh thinking about the long-standing problems of physicalism, dualism, personal identity and mental causation, this book is an authoritative guide to the latest research in the Philosophy of Mind. Across twelve entries, experts in the field explore the current thinking in one of the most active areas of interest in philosophy today. To aid researchers further, the Companion also includes overviews of perennial problems and new directions in contemporary philosophy of mind, an extended glossary of terms for quick reference, a detailed chronology, a guide to research for ongoing study and a comprehensive bibliography of key classic and contemporary publications in the philosophy of mind. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries.
Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.
James Garvey is Secretary of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, UK. He is the author of The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books and The Ethics of Climate Change, also published by Continuum.
How to Use This Book James Garvey; Introduction James Garvey; 1. Problems and Questions in Mind Ian Ravenscroft; 2. Consciousness Ted Honderich; 3. Folk Psychology Barry Smith; Personal Identity E.J. Lowe; 4. Mental Causation Neil Campbell; 5. Substance Dualism Tim Mawson; 5. The Embodied Mind Mike Wheeler; 6. The Mark of the Mental Fred Adams; 7. Internalism and Externalism Sarah Sawyer; 8. Physicalism Barbara Montero; 9. Cognitive Science Margaret Boden; 10. Representation Georges Rey; 11. Consciousness Dan Hutto; 12 New Directions Paul Noordhof; Resources; Chronology; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.