Designed specifically for students with no background knowledge in the subject, this accessible introduction covers all of the basic concepts and major theories. Title. Philosophy of mind: a beginner’s guide /‚Äč Ian Ravenscroft. Author. Ravenscroft, Ian. Published. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, Content. Philosophy of Mind by Ian Ravenscroft, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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It was kinda like that scene in The Princess Bride, when Vizzini is trying to figure out which chalice the posion was put into, ” Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic philisophy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions.

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Philosophy of Mind

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Specifically aimed at students with no background knowledge of the subject, Ravenscroft brings together the basic concepts and major theories of the subject. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Arguments for methodological behaviorism Arguments against methodological behaviorism The identity theory More about the identity theory Arguments in favor of the identity theory Evidence from deficit studies Arguments against the identity theory Reductive and nonreductive physicalism Functionalism Introducing functionalism – Functionalism and brain states Functionalism and the six features of mental states Two famous arguments against functionalism Eliminativism and fictionalism From theory to reality Introducing eliminativism Eliminativism about mental states Anti-eliminativist arguments Fictionalism Part II: The Constitution of Agency: What are mental states?

To ask other readers questions about Philosophy of Mindplease sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Trivia About Philosophy of Min Flinders University Central Library. Table of Contents Introduction Part I: Topics discussed include dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalism, the computational theory of mind, connectionism, physicalism, mental causation, and consciousness.

Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner’s Guide

Comments and reviews What are comments? R39 Book English Murdoch University. Mental causation The problem of causal exclusion Responding to the problem of causal exclusion The causal efficacy of content Responding to the problem of the causal efficacy of content Part IV: A Beginner’s Guide is the most accessible introduction to philosophy of mind available. philoosphy


In its favor I should say that it is a very easy read and has a pedagogical approach. Open to the public. Dualism Substance dualism Arguments in favor of substance of substance dualism Arguments against substance dualism Property dualism Assessing epiphenomenalism Behaviorism Philosophical behaviorism Arguments in favor of philosophical behaviorism Arguments against philosophical behaviorism What is methodological behaviorism?

Susan Lydon rated it it was ok Mar 22, Functionalism and phenomenal consciousness. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have philsoophy to, you must first login or sign up. There probably is room for such a book, perhaps as an overview for people not studying the subject of philosophy who just want to know a little of what it is all about, but it strikes me as lacking as an in This is a fairly good overview of the subject, covering several different areas.

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