Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind

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Uriah Kriegel
Routledge, Oct 1, 2013 - Philosophy - 256 pages

Philosophy of mind is one of the most dynamic fields in philosophy, and one that invites debate around several key questions. There currently exist annotated tomes of primary sources, and a handful of single-authored introductions to the field, but there is no book that captures philosophy of mind’s recent dynamic exchanges for a student audience. By bringing compiling ten newly commissioned pieces in which leading philosophers square off on five central, related debates currently engaging the field, editor Uriah Kriegel has provided such a publication.The five debates include:

  • Mind and Body: The Prospects for Russellian Monism
  • Mind in Body: The Scope and Nature of Embodied Cognition
  • Consciousness: Representationalism and the Phenomenology of Moods
  • Mental Representation: The Project of Naturalization
  • The Nature of Mind: The Importance of Consciousness.

Preliminary descriptions of each chapter, annotated bibliographies for each controversy, and a supplemental guide to further controversies in philosophy of mind (with bibliographies) help provide clearer and richer views of active controversies for all readers.

 

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Contents

Current and Perennial Controversies
1
The Prospects for Russellian Monism
15
The Scope and Nature of Embodied Cognition
71
Representationalism and the Phenomenology of Moods
111
The Project of Naturalization
159
The Importance of Consciousness
197
Index
249
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