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The Phenomenological Mind

The Phenomenological Mind

An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

  • Author: Shaun Gallagher,Dan Zahavi,Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research Dan Zahavi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134166222
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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The Phenomenological Mind is the first book to properly introduce fundamental questions about the mind from the perspective of phenomenology. Key questions and topics covered include: What is phenomenology? naturalizing phenomenology and the empirical cognitive sciences phenomenology and consciousness consciousness and self-consciousness, including perception and action time and consciousness, including William James intentionality the embodied mind action knowledge of other minds situated and extended minds phenomenology and personal identity Interesting and important examples are used throughout, including phantom limb syndrome, blindsight and self-disorders in schizophrenia, making The Phenomenological Mind an ideal introduction to key concepts in phenomenology, cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

Philosophy of Mind and Cognition

Philosophy of Mind and Cognition

An Introduction

  • Author: David Braddon-Mitchell,Frank Jackson
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 1405133244
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 344
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David Braddon-Mitchell and Frank Jackson’s popular introduction to philosophy of mind and cognition is now available in a fully revised and updated edition. Ensures that the most recent developments in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science are brought together into a coherent, accessible whole. Revisions respond to feedback from students and teachers and make the volume even more useful for courses. New material includes: a section on Descartes’ famous objection to materialism; extended treatment of connectionism; coverage of the view that psychology is autonomous; fuller discussion of recent debates over phenomenal experience; and much more.

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind - Second Edition

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind - Second Edition

Readings with Commentary

  • Author: Peter Morton
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1551118521
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 704
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This is an expanded and revised second edition of Peter Morton's highly acclaimed A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, a text that combines primary readings with detailed commentary. The book has two aims: to present the philosophy of mind from a historical perspective so that the theories in the field are seen to emerge in the process of solving problems with earlier theories; and to give students access to original source material together with commentaries that explain technical terms and jargon, outline argumentative structures, and place the texts in their historical context. The second edition adds several new chapters covering recent issues in the field, and revises earlier chapters to improve the readings and update the commentaries.

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Readings with Commentary

  • Author: Peter A. Morton
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551110875
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 516
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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind is designed both to provide a selection of core readings on the subject and to make those readings accessible by providing commentaries to guide the reader through initially intimidating material. Each commentary explains technical concepts and provides background on obscure arguments as they arise, setting them in the historical and intellectual milieu from which they emerged. The readings concentrate on providing the student with a solid grounding in the theories of representative figures of the major philosophical movements, from Plato and Aristotle to important recent figures such as Fodor and Dennett. A glossary of key terms is also included.

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

  • Author: Jaegwon Kim
  • Publisher: Palabra
  • ISBN: 9780813342696
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 338
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The philosophy of mind has always been a staple of the philosophy curriculum. But it has never held a more important place than it does today, with both traditional problems and new topics often sparked by the developments in the psychological, cognitive, and computer sciences. Jaegwon Kim's Philosophy of Mind is the classic, comprehensive survey of the subject. Now in its second edition, Kim explores, maps, and interprets this complex and exciting terrain. Designed as an introduction to the field for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, Philosophy of Mind focuses on the mind/body problem and related issues, some touching on the status of psychology and cognitive science. The second edition features a new chapter on Cartesian substance dualism-a perspective that has been little discussed in the mainstream philosophy of mind and almost entirely ignored in most introductory books in philosophy of mind. In addition, all the chapters have been revised and updated to reflect the trends and developments of the last decade. Throughout the text, Kim allows readers to come to their own terms with the central problems of the mind. At the same time, the author's own emerging views are on display and serve to move the discussion forward. Comprehensive, clear, and fair, Philosophy of Mind is a model of philosophical exposition. It is a major contribution to the study and teaching of the philosophy of mind.

The Disordered Mind

The Disordered Mind

An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness

  • Author: George Graham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135088845
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes new discussions of grief and psychopathy, the problems of the psychophysical basis of disorder, the nature of selfhood, and clarification of the relation between rationality and mental disorder. Each chapter explores a central question or problem about mental disorder, including: what is mental disorder and can it be distinguished from neurological disorder? what roles should reference to psychological, cultural, and social factors play in the medical/scientific understanding of mental disorder? what makes mental disorders undesirable? Are they diseases? mental disorder and the mind–body problem is mental disorder a breakdown of rationality? What is a rational mind? addiction, responsibility and compulsion ethical dilemmas posed by mental disorder, including questions of dignity and self-respect. Each topic is clearly explained and placed in a clinical and philosophical context. Mental disorders discussed include clinical depression, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, religious delusions, and paranoia. Several non-mental neurological disorders that possess psychological symptoms are also examined, including Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome. Containing chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, The Disordered Mind, second edition is a superb introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder for students of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions.

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

An Introduction to the Study of Mind

  • Author: Jay Friedenberg,Gordon Silverman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412925686
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 531
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Throughout history, different fields of inquiry have attempted to understand the great mystery of mind and answer questions like: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness? Only recently have these efforts in traditional and cutting edge disciplines become more united in their focus. Cognitive Science is the comprehensive result of the authors' drawing together of this work. Key features: -Includes numerous ancillaries to promote the book's effective use, a companion student website at www.sagepub.com/CSstudy featuring online student-friendly exercises, E-flash cards, and interactive quizzes; and an Instructors CD-ROM with a test bank, chapter outlines, PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and ideas for student projects - After introducing a major perspective, an `Evaluating' section discusses the strengths and weaknesses of that perspective `Thought Balloons' in margins further encourage students to think critically about key concepts; - `In-Depth' boxes elaborate on specific models, illustrating them in concrete terms, and `Minds On' exercises help students to familiarize themselves with key concepts in a hands-on fashion; - Student study is assisted via key terms (which are boldfaced and defined in context when first introduced), suggestions for further reading, and end-of-chapter `Food for Thought' discussion questions; - Covers all the traditional concerns of cognitive science together with analysis of newer areas such as robotics and the evolutionary approach. Cognitive Science is the perfect introductory textbook for cross-disciplinary courses on the mind in psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer science.

Mind

Mind

Introduction to Cognitive Science

  • Author: Paul Thagard
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262701099
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 266
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An elementary description of the main theories and problems of cognitive science, accessible to readers with different interests and backgrounds.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

  • Author: E. J. Lowe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521654289
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 318
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A lucid and wide-ranging 2000 introduction suitable for readers with a basic grounding in philosophy.

Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry

Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry

Resources for Understanding Mental Processes

  • Author: David J. Cole,J.H. Fetzer,T.L. Rankin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400918828
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 450
  • View: 1393
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This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human. (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. No problem within the field of cognitive inquiry is more difficult than that of developing an adequate conception of the nature of mind and of its mode of operation. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the pursuit of this objective by bringing together a repre sentative cross-section of the principal approaches and the primary players who are engaged in contemporary debate on these crucial issues. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction composed by David Cole, the senior editor of this work, which provides a background for understanding the major problems and alternative solutions, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these issues, they will have been worthwhile. J. H. F. David J. Cole et at. (eds. ), Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry, ix.

Enzyklopädie Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie

Enzyklopädie Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie

Bd. 4: Ins–Loc

  • Author: Jürgen Mittelstraß
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3476001369
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 595
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Das ganze Wissen der Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie. Lückenlos belegt das größte allgemeine Lexikon zur Philosophie in deutscher Sprache den heutigen Kenntnisstand. Erweitert auf acht Bände dokumentiert die 2. Auflage insbesondere die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Logik, Erkenntnis- und Wissenschaftstheorie sowie Sprachphilosophie. Jetzt liegt der vierte Band in Neuauflage vor mit über 100 zusätzlichen Einträgen, u. a. zu Intelligenz, Interdisziplinarität, Isotropie, Kognitionswissenschaft, Komplexitätstheorie, Konvention, Lebenswissenschaften und einer Vielzahl neuer Personenartikel.

Mindware

Mindware

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science

  • Author: Andy Clark
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 9780199828159
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Ranging across both standard philosophical territory and the landscape of cutting-edge cognitive science, Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Second Edition, is a vivid and engaging introduction to key issues, research, and opportunities in the field.

A brief introduction to the philosophy of mind

A brief introduction to the philosophy of mind

  • Author: Jack S. Crumley
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: 9780742544956
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 227
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Crumley introduces four core areas in contemporary philosophy of the mind: the mind/body problem, mental content (intentionality), mental causation, and the nature of consciousness. The book is distinctive in its further coverage of such fascinating topics as the nature of mental images, theories of concepts, and whether or not computers can think.

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

Contemporary Readings

  • Author: Timothy O'Connor,David Robb
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415283540
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 596
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Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major topics within philosophy of mind. Robb and O'Connor have carefully chosen articles under the following headings: *Substance Dualism and Idealism *Materialism *Mind and Representation *Consciousness Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay by the editors which guides the student gently into the topic in which leading philosophers are included. The book is highly accessible and user-friendly and provides a broad-ranging exploration of the subject. Ideal for any philosophy student, this book will prove essential reading for any philosophy of mind course. The readings are designed to complement John Heil's Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction, Second edition (Routledge 2003), although the anthology can also be used as a stand-alone volume.

The Science of the Mind

The Science of the Mind

  • Author: Owen J. Flanagan
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262560566
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 424
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Consciousness emerges as the key topic in this second edition of Owen Flanagan's popular introduction to cognitive science and the philosophy of psychology. in a new chapter Flanagan develops a neurophilosophical theory of subjective mental life. He brings recent developments in the theory of neuronal group selection and connectionism to bear on the problems of the evolution of consciousness, qualia, the unique first-personal aspects of consciousness, the causal role of consciousness, and the function and development of the sense of personal identity. He has also substantially revised the chapter on cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence to incorporate recent discussions of connectionism and parallel distributed processing.

Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Readings

Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Readings

  • Author: Timothy O'Connor,David Robb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134455534
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 608
  • View: 2642
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Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major topics within philosophy of mind. Robb and O'Connor have carefully chosen articles under the following headings: *Substance Dualism and Idealism *Materialism *Mind and Representation *Consciousness Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay by the editors which guides the student gently into the topic in which leading philosophers are included. The book is highly accessible and user-friendly and provides a broad-ranging exploration of the subject. Ideal for any philosophy student, this book will prove essential reading for any philosophy of mind course. The readings are designed to complement John Heil's Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction, Second edition (Routledge 2003), although the anthology can also be used as a stand-alone volume.

Computers and Cognition: Why Minds are not Machines

Computers and Cognition: Why Minds are not Machines

  • Author: J.H. Fetzer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401009732
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 352
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An important collection of studies providing a fresh and original perspective on the nature of mind, including thoughtful and detailed arguments that explain why the prevailing paradigm - the computational conception of language and mentality - can no longer be sustained. An alternative approach is advanced, inspired by the work of Charles S. Peirce, according to which minds are sign-using (or `semiotic') systems, which in turn generates distinctions between different kinds of minds and overcomes problems that burden more familiar alternatives. Unlike conceptions of minds as machines, this novel approach has obvious evolutionary implications, where differences in semiotic abilities tend to distinguish the species. From this point of view, the scope and limits of computer and AI systems can be more adequately appraised and alternative accounts of consciousness and cognition can be more thoroughly criticised. Readership: Intermediate and advanced students of computer science, AI, cognitive science, and all students of the philosophy of the mind.

The Mechanical Mind

The Mechanical Mind

A Philosophical Introduction to Minds, Machines and Mental Representation

  • Author: Tim Crane
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415290302
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 259
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This edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes a new chapter on consciousness and a new section on modularity. There are also guides for further reading, and a new glossary of terms such as mentalese, connectionism, and the homunculus fallacy.

A Companion to Cognitive Science

A Companion to Cognitive Science

  • Author: William Bechtel,George Graham
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631218517
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 816
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Unmatched in the quality of its world-renowned contributors, this multidisciplinary companion serves as both a course text and a reference book across the broad spectrum of issues of concern to cognitive science.

Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind

Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind

  • Author: Jon Miller
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 904812381X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 266
  • View: 2997
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During the early modern era (c. 1600-1800), philosophers formulated a number of new questions, methods of investigation, and theories regarding the nature of the mind. The result of their efforts has been described as “the original cognitive revolution”. Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind provides a comprehensive snapshot of this exciting period in the history of thinking about the mind, presenting studies of a wide array of philosophers and topics. Written by some of today’s foremost authorities on early modern philosophy, the ten chapters address issues ranging from those that have long captivated philosophers and psychologists as well as those that have been underexplored. Likewise, the papers engage figures from the history of ideas who are well-known today (Descartes, Hume, Kant) as well as those who have been comparatively neglected by contemporary scholarship (Desgabets, Boyle, Collins). This volume will become an essential reference work that graduate students and professionals in the fields of philosophy of mind, the history of philosophy, and the history of psychology will want to own.