Overall, A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind is a world-leading resource to guide students and teachers through this challenging but highly rewarding subject. Buckner Washington University in St Louis and Steven E. Grant Luckhardt, 1994 ; Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research, with R. 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 survey of the latest research from experts in one of the most active areas of philosophical inquiry. In some more complex areas, more than one author has been invited to write on the same topic, giving a polarity of viewpoints within the book's overall coverage. Heuristics and Satisficing: Robert C. This is power hitting by some of the top thinkers; they cover all the bases for those in the serious game of philosophy of mind.
I would, however, caution non-specialists reading this article that most philosophers working in this area at present probably see more promise in the traditional views particularly the intentionality view than do the authors of this piece. 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. As a result, most of these papers will likely not be suitable for undergraduate students. Folk psychology and scientific psychology, Barry C. Behavioral Experimentation: Alexander Pollatsek University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Keith Rayner University of Massachusetts at Amherst. About The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Mind Featuring thirteen specially commissioned chapters on core subjects, The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Mind is an essential tool for all those studying and working in the field, purpose-built for use on courses in this area of philosophy.
They then survey, and reject, the three most prominent traditional theories about the mark of the mental i. This is power hitting by some of the top thinkers; they cover all the bases for those in the serious game of philosophy of mind. Please note that we currently support the following browsers: Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11; Chrome latest version, as it auto updates ; Firefox latest version, as it auto updates ; and Safari latest version, as it auto updates. Likewise, Campbell's article on mental causation seems best addressed to specialists who are already familiar with the literature in the area, and particularly with the literature on what's generally known as the causal exclusion argument. Given that this kind of writing is an incredibly hard task for authors to pull off successfully, the resulting volumes -- instead of being useful for everyone -- run the risk of being useful for no one. George Graham is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The book is i The philosophy of mind is one of the fastest-growing areas in philosophy, not least because of its connections with related areas of psychology, linguistics and computation.
Throughout, her arguments are presented in such a way as to be accessible to non-specialists without sacrificing interest to specialists in the field, and I could easily imagine using it in my advanced undergraduate philosophy of mind course. This Companion is an alphabetically arranged reference guide to the subject, firmly rooted in the philosophy of mind, but with a number of entries that survey adjacent fields of interest. Green Debating the Incarnation 439 29 Dualism Offers the Best Account of the Incarnation 440 Luke Van Horn 30 The Word Made Flesh: Dualism, Physicalism, and the Incarnation 452 Trenton Merricks Debating the Resurrection 469 31 Materialism Most Miserable: The Prospects for Dualist and Physicalist Accounts of Resurrection 470 Jonathan J. Richardson, 1993 ; Connectionism and the Mind: An Introduction to Parallel Processing in Networks, with Adele Abrahamsen, Blackwell, 1991; second edition 1999 , Philosophy of Mind: An overview for Cognitive Science 1988 , and Philosophy of Science: An Overview for Cognitive Science 1988. Embodied cognition and the extended mind, Michael Wheeler 13. The philosophy of mind is one of the fastest-growing areas in philosophy, not least because of its connections with related areas of psychology, linguistics and computation. Fortunately, Garvey has put together a collection that avoids that outcome.
While the shortcomings of neo-Lockeanism discussed will be familiar to specialists, Lowe's discussion crystallizes the issues in a particularly useful and accessible way. In this volume, editor James Garvey has assembled eleven contributions on key topics in philosophy of mind e. Schunn Carnegie-Mellon University and David Klahr Carnegie-Mellon University. Benditt, Blackwell, 1998 , author of Philosophy of Mind Blackwell 1993, second edition 1998 , and editor of Philosophical Psychopathology, with G. On the whole, however, the companion's target audience is clearly meant to be those working in professional philosophy or those in training for such work.
This Companion is an alphabetically arranged reference guide to the subject, firmly rooted in the philosophy of mind, but with a number of entries that survey adjacent fields of interest. Understanding Texts: Art Graesser University of Memphis and Pam Tipping University of Memphis. The E-mail message field is required. The quality of the material is very good, and the format makes this volume a valuable resource for advanced students and scholars. Lowe Debating the Unity of Consciousness 183 12 Substance Dualism and the Unity of Consciousness 184 J. He completed work on this volume while also a visiting scholar at St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge. Skillfully curated and in touch with contemporary science as well as analytic theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism strikes a measured balanced between advocacy and criticism, and is a first-rate resource for researchers, scholars, and students of philosophy, theology, and neuroscience.
Loose 32 I Look for the Resurrection of the Dead and the Life of the World to Come 488 Peter van Inwagen Index 501 Series. Koons 26 Why Reject Christian Physicalism? Part V: Controversies in Cognitive Science:. Internalism and externalism in mind, Sarah Sawyer 8. Part I: The Life of Cognitive Science:. Anders Ericsson Florida State University.
Chasteen Washington University in St Louis. Stephens, 1994 , and Person to Person, with H. A reader might also quibble about the amount of repetition across the contributions, of which there is a fair amount. Contents: An essay on mind -- A companion to the philosophy of mind, A-Z -- Action 1 -- Action 2 -- Agency -- Anomalous monism -- Artificial intelligence -- Behaviorism -- Belief 1 : metaphysics of -- Belief 2 : epistemology of -- Chomsky, Noam -- Cognitive psychology -- Computational models of mind -- Concepts -- Conceptual role semantics -- Connectionism -- Consciousness -- Content 1 -- Content 2 -- Davidson, Donald -- Dennett, Daniel C. The other contributions to the volume -- which, as I said above, are nonetheless uniformly excellent -- strike me as considerably less likely to serve both specialist and non-specialist audiences.